Recommended Texts

Necessary texts for Teacher Training 

Part 1 – Practices of Transformation

  • Practices of Transformation Manual  Rasa Lila yogaSusana García Blanco 
  • One Anatomy book [see recommended texts below]
  • Patanjali´s Yoga Sutras [see recommended versions below]
  • Bhagavad Gita [see recommended versions below]

Parte 2 – El Arte de Enseñar Yoga

  • The Art of Teaching Yoga Manual  Rasa Lila yogaSusana García Blanco 

Patanjali´s Yoga Sutras 

These are some recommended versions of this text. You only need one and, of course, you can use any other versions that you already have. Once you feel the desire to deepen in the study you might want to have more than one version.  

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. A new edition, translation and commentary with insights from the traditional commentators. Edwin f. Bryant
  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. A new translation with brief commentaries from the internationally recognised Georg Feuerstein. 
  • Light on the Yoga SutrasB.K.S. Iyengar. Kind of famous but not one of my favourite.  

Bhagavad Gita

These are some recommended versions of this text. You only need one and, of course, you can use any other versions that you already have. Specially with the Gita at some point you will want to read several versions. 

  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaro.
  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Winthrop Sergeant. in this translation each page is dedicated to a stanza, that is shown in Sanskrit (both in devanagari and in its transliteration) and in English. Each Sanskrit word is individually translated. I love this translation for deep study and contemplation.
  • Bhagavad Gita introduced and translated by Eknath Easwaran. Beautiful and inspiring comments. 
  • Bhagavad Gita. A new translation, Stephen Mitchell.  Beautiful, poetic and easy to read. Maybe not so faithful in its translation.
  • The Bhagavad Gita. J.A.B. van Buyten. In prose. Priority is given to meaning over verse. Easy to read.,  
  • Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaro.
  • Bhagavad Gita: the Song of God translated by Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood.
  • Poised for Grace: Annotations on the Bhagavad Gita from a Tantric view. Douglas Brooks. This is not the complete Gita but commentaries on specific verses. Very interesting from a Tantric point of view. Not for a first reading.
    Filosofía, meditación y yoga

    Other recommended texts 

    Some of these text cannot be missing in a yogi library. Others are texts about Philosophy and Tantra. 

    • Light on YogaBKS Iyengar. The very famous “yoga bible” Not mandatory but HIGHLY recommended 
    • Tantra Illuminated – Christopher D. Wallis EN INGLÉS. No es obligatorio pero ALTAMENTE recomendado
    • MeditaSwami Muktananda (madrid@acyde.org)
    • El Esplendor del Reconocimiento  – Swami Shantananda  Translation of the Pratyabhijna Hrdayam 
    • The Recognition Sutras    – Christopher D. Wallis. Another translation of the Pratyabhijna Hrdayam 
      Filosofía, meditación y yoga

      Anatomy

       

      • Anatomy for Movement Blandine Calais-Germain.
      • Trail Guide to the Body – Andrew Biel
      • The Key Muscles of Yoga – Ray Long.
      • The Key Postures of Yoga – Ray Long.

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