60 of the Most Recommended Yoga Books

Thinking of what to gift your favorite yogi?

They would love to receive a sparkly, new yoga book to geek out with. Here are some suggestions organized by category:


Yogi Bare: Naked Truth by Philip Self

Yoga from the Inside Out by Christina Sell

Yogini: the Power of Women in Yoga by Janice Gates

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf


Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg

A Path With Heart: A Guide through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life by Jack Kornfield

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness by Pema Chodron

Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh

Faith by Sharon Salzberg


Ayurveda Revolutionized: Integrating Ancient and Modern Ayurveda by Edward Tarabilda

Ayurveda: A Life of Balance by Maya Tiwari

What's Your Dosha Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey

Yoga and Ayurveda by Dr. David Frawley

Prakriti: Your Ayuvredic Constitution by Dr. Robert Svoboda

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by Dr. David Frawley

The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad

Yoga for your Type: An Ayurvedic Approach by Dr. David Frawley

Ayurveda for Women by Maya Tiwari


Bringing Yoga to Life by Donna Farhi

Eastern Body Western Mind by Anodea Judith

Downward Dogs and Warriors: Wisdom Tales for the Modern Yogi by Zo Newell

Hatha Yoga Practice

Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar

Yoga The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Eric Schiffmann

Jivamukti Yoga by Shannon Gannon and David Life

Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow

Yoga: The Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira, and Shyam Mehta

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater

The Heart of Yoga: Developing A Personal Practice by Desikachar

The Language of Yoga by Nicolai Bachman

Pranayama and Breath:

Light on Pranayama by B.K.S. Iyengar

The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide by Richard Rosen

Teaching Skills

Teaching Yoga: Exploring the Teacher-Student Relationship by Donna Farhi

Yoga History:

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satchitananda

The Secret Power of Yoga by Nischala Joy Devi

Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Swami Swatmarama


Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing by Timothy McCall, M.D.

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Anatomy of Movement by Blandine Calais-Germain

The Anatomy Coloring Book by Kapit & Elson

The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga by Ray Long


Go In and In: Poems From the Heart of Yoga by Danna Faulds

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment by Deepak Chopra

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections by Rolf Gates

Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das

Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


The Soul of Rumi by Coleman Barks

The Gift by Hafiz

Sweat Your Prayers by Gabrielle Roth

The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Jalal al-Din Rumi


Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Polland

Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine

If the Buddha Came to Dinner by Sofia Hale Schatz

Creating Health by Deepak Chopra

Food & You by Sari Harrar and Barbara Loecher

Healing with Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford

Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin

Feeding the Body Nourishing the Soul by Deborah Kesten

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