I start my 200-hour, yoga teacher training at Yoga Space in Toronto on Feb. 15. Yesterday I received my book list. Today I ordered my books.Three books are required reading:
- The Key Muscles of Yoga by Ray Long – a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. It includes lots of visuals. I can’t wait to learn how muscles work.
- The Yoga Tradition by Georg Feuerstein – History, philosophy, literature, psychology, practice: this book covers it all and is written by a man who has dedicated his life to the understanding and practice of yoga.
- The Bhagavad Gita, translated by Eknath Easwaran – This has guided people’s lives, worldwide, for many years. Mahatma Gandhi turned to it in times of distress and recommended humanity do the same.
As a college professor, I know it’s important for students to have their resources in hand for class. I also know books on shelves are a waste of money. That’s why I plan to crack mine open the moment they arrive. My friends know that I am a lifelong learner and pumped to be back to class.
Are there other yoga titles you’d recommend? Please share.