Jai Prem Yoga
Keri Johnson


Patanjali's Eight-Limbed System of Yoga:

1.    YAMAS: restraints

       a.    AHIMSA: non-harming

       b.    SATYA: truthfullness

       c.    ASTEYA: non-stealing

       d.    BRAMACHARYA: control on sensual pleasure

       e.    APARIGRAHA: greedlessness

2.    NIYAMAS: observances

       a.    SAUCHA: cleanliness

       b.    SANTOSA: contentment

       c.    TAPAS: self-discipline

       d.    SVADHYAYA: self-study

       e.    ISVARA PRANIDHANA: self-surrender

3.    ASANA: posture, seat, connection to the earth

4.    PRANAYAMA: breath control

5.    PRATYHARA: sense withdrawl

6.    DHARANA: concentration of the mind

7.    DHYANA: meditation

8.    SAMADHI: enlightenment, Yoga, union with the Divine


*This is an ever growing list, and by no means complete. Please feel free to contact me with any additional titles. Blessings of Light and Love*

~Academic Perspectives~

Reconciling Yogas: Haribhadra's Collection of Views of Yoga, by Christopher Key Chapple (2003)

A History of Modern Yoga: Patanjali and Western Esotericism, by Elizabeth De Michelis (2004)

Positioning Yoga: Balancing Acts Across Cultures, by Sarah Strauss (2005)

Yoga in the Modern World: Contemporary Perspectives, edited by Mark Singleton and Jean Byrne (2008)

Yoga and Ecology: Dharma for the Earth, edited by Christopher Key Chapple (2009)

Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth, by Stephen Phillips (2009)

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Postural Practice, by Mark Singleton (2010)

Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and Philosophy, by Joseph Alter (2010)

The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America, by Stefanie Syman (2010)

Sinister Yogis, by David Gordon White (2011)

Yoga in Practice, edited by David Gordon White (2012)

Yoga: Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Mind and Body, edited by Liz Stillwaggon Swan (2012)

~Instructional/ Postural~

Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul, by Sharon Gannon and David Life (2002)

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice, by T.K.V. Desikachar (1995)

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual, by David Swenson (2000)

Yoga Anatomy, by Leslie Kaminoff (2011)

The Key Muscles of Yoga, by Ray Long (2005)

Light on Yoga: The Bible of Modern Yoga, by B.K.S Iyengar (1995)

The Art of Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar (1985)

Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat, by Richard Faulds (2005)

Yoga Mala, by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (2010)

The Tree of Yoga,
by B.K.S Iynegar (1988)

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga, by Swami Vishnu-devananda (1960)

Partner Yoga: Making Contact for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Growth, by Cain Carroll and Lori Kimata (2008)

~Yoga Philosophy/ Yoga Sutra~

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, by Sri Swami Satchidananda (1990)

Textbook of Yoga Psychology, by Sri Brahmananda Sarasvati (1987)

Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom, by Christopher Key Chapple (2008)

The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita, by Sri Swami Satchidananda (1988)

Hatha Yoga Pradipika, by Swami Muktibodhananda (1998)

Kundalini Tantra, by Swami Satyananda Saraswati (2001)

Health Healing, and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya, by T.K.V. Desikachar (1998)

The Yoga Tradition, by Georg Feuerstein (2001)

The Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (2001)

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, by Stephen Cope (1999)

~Yoga and Ecology~

Yoga and Ecology: Dharma for the Earth, edited by Christopher Key Chapple (2009)

A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle (2008)

Green Yoga, by George and Brenda Feurstein (2007)

Wakening the Global Heart, by Anodea Judith (2010)

Yoga For A World Out Of Balance, by Michael Stone (2009)

~Vegan/ Vegetarianism~

Yoga and Vegetarianism, by Sharon Gannon (2008)

Diet For A New America, by John Robbins (1998)

An Unnatural Order, by Jim Mason (2005)

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan (2007)


The Radiance Sutras: 112 Tantra Yoga Teachings for Opening to the Divine in Everyday Life, by Lorin Roche (2008)

Be Here Now, by Ram Dass (1971)

The Untethered Soul, by Michael Singer (2007)

The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion, by Prem Prakash (1998)

The Art of Happiness, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (2009)

Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda (1973)

Living Yoga, by George Feurstein (1993)

The Art of Yoga, by Sharon Gannon and David Life (2002)


Eastern Body Western Mind, by Anodea Judith (2004)

Wheels of Life, by Anodea Judith (1987)


Myths of the Asanas, by Alanna Kaivalya and Arjuna van der Kooij (2010)

The Power of Myth, by Joseph Campbell (1988)

Myths to Live By, by Joseph Campbell (1993)
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