Yoga Books

Now the teachings of yoga.  [The Yoga-Sutras of Patanjali, verse 1]

Are you looking for the perfect yoga book?  Well, you’ve come to the right place.  Below you’ll find a repository of  books to take your yoga practice to the next level.

Note:  This list is in its infant stages.  Expect to see it grow over time.  If you have recommendations, please share!

If you want to find product reviews of even more yoga books, yoga DVDs, and yoga accessories, check out my new Daily Cup of Yoga Store.

Practice of Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual: An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practiceby David Swenson
Ashtanga Yoga

Yoga Malaby Sri K. Jois
Yoga Mala

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practiceby T.K.V. Desikachar
The Heart of Yoga

40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soulby Baron Baptiste
40 Days to Personal Revolution

Journey Into Power : How to Sculpt Your Ideal Body, Free Your True Self, and Transform Your Life With Yoga by Baron Baptiste
Journey Into Power

The Yoga Bootcamp Box: An Interactive Program to Revolutionize Your Life with Yogaby Baron Baptiste
The Yoga Bootcamp Box

Yoga for Dummiesby Georg Feuerstein
Yoga for Dummies

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga

The Light On Pranayama: The Yogic Art of Breathing by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Pranayama

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness

Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee
Moving Toward Balance

Yoga: The Poetry of the Body by Rodney Yee
The Poetry of the Body

History and Philosophy of Yoga

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary (Shambhala Classics) translated by Chip Hartranft
The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Life

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living by Stephen Cope
The Wisdom of Yoga

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self

Shambhala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feuerstein
The Shambhala Guide to Yoga by Georg Feurstein

Other Random Yoga Goodness

Autobiography of a Yogi: with bonus CD by Paramahansa Yogananda
Autobiography of a Yogi

It’s a Long Way to the Floor by David Byck
It\'s a Long Way to the Floor

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
Yoga Anatomy

Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries by Susi Hately Aldous

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall
Yoga as Medicine


  1. Thank you for this list! I started my collection of Yoga literature in German (I’m from Austria) but since I’m travelling a lot and planning to do my TT in English, I’ve been starting to look for books in English… I found Desikachar’s “Heart of Yoga” and Kaminoff’s “Yoga Anatomy” here…

    Needless to say I’m glued to the pages! Great books…

    Thanx again!

  2. Hello and thank you for this blog. Because you are a yoga practitioner, I thought I would let you know that yoga master Erich Schiffmann is in the new movie The Compass. I think you’ll like it.

  3. Thanks for a great selection of book recommendations! I’d also like to add Susi Hately Aldous’ “the Art of Slowing Down” to the list of great reads.

    1. Maria – That sounds like an outstanding book! I’ll definitely have to snag a copy and see if I can work on that elusive art. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Holy heck! And I had no idea that you were the editor of Yoga in America. That really sounds like an interesting read and I bet it has some great stories about the history of yoga in America. Just haven’t been to the bookstore in a while…

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