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The Yoga Space

Lending Library

There are so many books on the benefits of yoga, meditation and mindfulness. Here are some of my favourites that are available to private clients and Season-Long-Immersion students through the studio's lending library. Please sign your books out on the sheet provided, take care of them, read on, and then return them to their happy home!

Note: Returns are due on your second-to-last training.

 

Mindfulness and Philosophy

100 Saying of Confucius

translated by Ding Wangdao

Alchemist, The

by Paulo Coelho

Dance, The

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Everywhere you Go, There you are

by Jon Kabat Zinn

Four Agreements, The, A Toltec Wisdom Book

by Don Miguel Ruiz

Hungry Man, The

by Oren Gunzburg

Illusions, The Adventures of a reluctant Messiah

by Richard Bach

Invitation, The

by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Path with Heart, A

by Jack Kornfield

Warrior of the Light

by Paulo Coelho

 

Autobiographies

Autobiography of a Yogi

by Paramahansa Yogananda

Freedom in Exile

The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama of Tibet

Waking, a Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence

by Mathew Sanford

 

Yoga

Chakra Yoga

by Alan Finger

Heart of Yoga,The,  Developing a Personal Practice

by T.K.V. Desikachar

Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga, The

by Ray Long MD FRSC

 

Spirituality and Religion

Bhagavad Gita, The

translated by Eknath Easwaran

Koran, The

Translated by J.M. Rodwell

Living Bible, The

compilation of paraphrased scriptures

Muhammad, A Story of the Last Prophet

by Deepak Chopra

Spirit of the Shuar, Wisdom from the last unconquered people of the Amazon

by John Perkins and S.M.S.I Chumpi

 

Science

Evolve Your Brain, The Science of Changing your Mind

by Joe Dispenza, D.C.

Fabric of the Cosmos, The

by Brian Greene

Female Brain, The

by Louann Brizendine, MD

Male Brain, The

by Louann Brizendine, MD

Zen and the Brain

by James H. Austin, M.D.

 

Food

In Defense of Food

by Michael Pollan

On the Future of Food

by The Prince of Wales

Recaging the Beast

by Jane Remington

 

Parenting

Is That Me Yelling?

by Rona Renner, RN

No Such Thing as a Bad Kid

by Charles D. Applestein, MSW

Two Thousand Kisses a Day, Gentle Parenting

by L.R. Knost

Unconditional Parenting

by Alfie Kohn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online 

Here is a list of articles and organizations focussed on mindfulness, meditation yoga, and yoga therapy that we love:

 

 

Mindfulness Resources

 

The Greater Good Science Center: Based at the University of California, Berkeley, the GGSC is unique in its commitment to both science and practice: not only do we sponsor groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being, we help people apply this research to their personal and professional lives. 

 

The Gratitude ProjectRecently scientists have begun to chart a course of research aimed at understanding gratitude and the circumstances in which it flourishes or diminishes. They’re finding that people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits:

  • Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure;

  • Higher levels of positive emotions;

  • More joy, optimism, and happiness;

  • Acting with more generosity and compassion;

  • Feeling less lonely and isolated...

 

 

Meditation Resources

 

PODCASTS: Bill Morgan PsyD and Susan Morgan CNS

Online Talks and Meditations

Bill and Susan share a deep appreciation for the interweaving of meditation and psychotherapy in their personal journeys and in work with others. For 15 years they have been teaching and leading retreats for mental health professionals, and more recently for couples. Bill and Susan are board members and faculty of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, a non-profit organization which offers seminars, courses, retreats and a certificate program for mental health professionals.

 

BLOG: The Boston Buddha Blog: The Boston Buddha provides a wide range of Attention and Compassion Techniques (ACT trainings) via meditation and mindfulness.  These trainings are designed to cultivate positive qualities of mind – qualities like clear sustained attention, compassion, patience, generosity, kindness, willpower, strength perseverance, forgiveness, humor, warmth, and empathy. 

 

FILM: The Connection: Mind your Body: This documentary film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple. The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation

 

Yoga Therapy Resources

 

The International Association of Yoga Therapists: As a leader in the growing field of yoga therapy, IAYT is committed to advancing yoga therapy education, training, and research, and the professional development of its members.

 

 

Yoga Resources

 

Mathew Sanford and Waking: Matthew Sanford has inspired and enhanced the lives of thousands by sharing the fundamental importance of the mind-body relationship. For him, connecting mind and body is not just a health strategy; it is a movement of consciousness that can change the world. Get his book Waking here.  

 

Bo Forbes: Yoga as Mind-Body Medicine: Yoga Therapy Today calls Bo “a scholar, healer, and maverick.” She is known as an innovator who bridges the worlds of yoga, yoga therapy, psychology, and neuroscience. Her workshops, teacher trainings, and yoga therapy trainings marry the yoga and mindfulness traditions with a modern, 21st-century context.

 

The Yoga Journal: For more than 30 years, one magazine has reported on the expansion and revolution of the yoga movement. Yoga Journal has been there, serving yoga teachers and the ever-growing yoga community. Like the community, we’ve evolved over the years, and now are proud to present yogajournal.com–an interactive, in-depth, yoga community website.