While working in school libraries and teaching yoga, my family fondly named me "the yogabrarian." One of the things I've always loved to do is to play matchmaker between books and readers. I hope you find something inspiring here. I have many more suggestions, so feel free to reach out for conversation or recommendations in a particular area of interest. If I don't have the resource for you, I have a vast network of colleagues to connect with and draw from their wisdom, experience, and resources Mary 

Suggested Reading for Inspiration and Understanding: 
Asana, Pranayama, and Anatomy

Yoga as Therapy—Doug Keller

Light on Yoga—Iyengar

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga—David Coulter

The Breathing Book—Donna Farhi

Yin Yoga—Paul Grilley

Insight Yoga—Sarah Powers

The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga—Bernie Clark

Yoga for Mind Body and Spirit—Donna Farhi

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice—Erich Schiffman

The Yoga of the Subtle Body—Tias Little

Yoga Anatomy—Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews 2nd Ed. (purchase by 1st weekend)

Relax, Renew, Restore - Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga Body, Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana—Judith Hanson Lasater

30 Essential Yoga Poses—Judith Lasater

Your body, Your Yoga—Bernie Clark

Jivamukti Yoga—Sharon Gannon, David Life

A Life Worth Breathing—Max Strom

Anatomy Trains—Thomas Myers

The Female Pelvis—Blandine Calais-Germain

The Psoas—Liz Koch

Philosophy, History, and Perspectives on Practicing and Teaching Yoga 

Heart of The Yogi—Doug Keller

Hatha Yoga Pradipika—Bihar School of Yoga version  

Light on Life—B.K.S. Iyengar

Light on the Yoga Sutras or The Tree of Yoga—BKS Iyengar

Bhagavad Gita—Eknath Easwaran

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, trans. by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Path of the Yoga Sutras—Nicolai Bachman

The Upanishads, trans.— Eknath Easwaran

Downward Dogs and Warriors—Zo Newell (myths and stories)

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga—Georg Feuerstein

The Wisdom of Yoga—Stephen Cope

The Secret Power of Yoga—Nishcala Devi

A Life Worth Breathing—Max Strom 

The Mirror of Yoga—Richard Freeman

Polishing the Mirror—Ram Dass

A Path with Heart—Jack Kornfield (Buddhism)

Buddhism is Not What You Think—Steve Hagen

Eat, Taste, Heal—Ayurveda Cookbook

Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life—Dr. Claudia Welch, MSOM

The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga's Ethical Practice—Deborah Adele

Eastern Body, Western, Mind—Anodea Judith

Radiance Sutras—Lorin Roche, PhD


Neuroscience and Mindfulness

Buddha’s Brain, the Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom—Rick Hanson, PH.D

Just One Thing—Rick Hanson, PH.D

Resilient—Rick Hanson, PH.D

Brainstorm—Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Aware—Daniel J.Siegel, M.D.​

Trauma and the Body

The Body Keeps the Score—Van Der Kolk M.D.

Waking the TigerPeter Levine

In an Unspoken VoicePeter A. Levine P.h.D 

Trauma-Sensitive ClassroomPatricia A. Jennings

Trauma-Sensitive MindfulnessDavid A.Treleaven

Somatic and Embodiment Perspectives

Sensing, Feeling, and Action—Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen

Natural Intelligence—Susan Apohshyn

Wisdom of the Body Moving—Linda Hartley

Nurturing Resilience—Kain, Terrell

The Embodied Teen—Susan Bauer

For Schools, Educators, and Children

The Mindful SchoolPatrica A. Jennings

Best Practices for Yoga in SchoolsChildress, Harper

Playing in the Unified FieldCarla Hannaford, Ph.D. 

Beyond BehaviorsMona Delahooke, Ph.D

Eyes Are Never QuietDesautels, Ph.D. McKnight

Wisdom WithinAllison Morgan

Other Inspirational Authors and Books

Loving-Kindness—Sharon Salzberg

True Refuge—Tara Brach, Ph.D

Radical Acceptance—Tara Brach, Ph.D

Mindfulness Articles and Research

Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness

Mindfulness, Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes

What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain? Tom Ireland, Scientific American

How the Internet is Changing Our Brain, Shaahin Cheyene, Huffington Post

How Meditation May Change the Brain, Sindya N. Bhanoo, New York Times

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks, ScienceDaily

Compassion Meditation Changes The Brain, ScienceDaily

Research supporting the practices with youth – downloadable pdf

The Art of Mindfulness: Why Mindfulness Matters – E-book/Article on the basics of mindfulness

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