Needless to say, none of this is necessary to get started. If you are interested, however, I have a list here of books, that have helped me understand more about the human condition in general and Yoga in specific and might also help you.

I believe, that viewing things from many perspectives can greatly add to our understanding, therefore I do not solely recommend “Yoga Books”. When I began, Yoga to me was the “new perspective”, as opposed to western Philosophy and I have always admired the wisdom inherent in the worlds mythologies and our great literature. The western medical approach to Yoga poses is currently what I try to understand better.

Please note: I do not get paid in any way to provide certain links or to promote certain books.

Four Chapters on Freedom
Ayurveda and the Mind
Yoga as Medicine
Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy - free pdf!
Yoga for your Type
Illustrated Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar - free pdf!
Plato Complete Works - free pdf!

If you cannot find the books, want to know, why I recommend them or the pdfs have been taken down – please contact me 🙂