Light On Yoga:

B.K.S. Iyengar
If you are only going to own one book about Yoga, this is the one you should have.  It has been called the bible of hatha yoga since it was published.  Iyengar provides the philosophy of yoga, an introduction to pranayama, and, using Sanskrit, a clear explanation of every asana along with a photograph.  There are easier and more friendly books I also recommend, but this is a must-have.
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Yoga:  The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillnes

Erich Schiffman
I owned this book before I ever attended Erich’s class in Santa Monica.  He truly teaches that “the purpose of yoga is to facilitate the profound inner relaxation that accompanies fearlessness.”  I can’t describe how wonderful this book is – you have to read this book  and experience it yourself.
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Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit: A Return to Wholeness

Donna Farhi
This wonderful book was required for our teacher training and I refer to it over and over again.  What resonates with me is Farhi’s focus on getting back to the bliss – that through Yoga, we can remember what we already know — we can reconnect with our inner peace and joy.  The writing is friendly and easy to understand and follow, with helpful photographs and illustrations.  Studying this book may transform your practice as you learn to eliminate any stress and struggle that may have crept in over time. 
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The Zen Book

Daniel Levin
This is and small and important book.  It is 232 pages of sayings and stories that you read one at a time.  You will probably find that some will touch you deeply and some will not have as much to give. As Daniel explains, the saying and stories “are not meant to teach, but rather to remind you of things you already know.”
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Manduka BlackMat Pro

Manduka mats have the best quality of any on the market and they are eco-friendly, made from natural and renewable materials.  I love the BlackMat pro!  It has a sticky surface that keeps me firmly rooted in Down Dog and balance poses.  The bottom of the mat is stable on hard floors or carpet and doesn’t bunch up in the transition from Chattaranga to Upward Facing Dog.  It is 1/4-inch thick, 71 inches long and 26 inches wide, so you know it is heavy.  The extra size is great for taller yogis and lets me have great extension and still stay on my mat.  It is not cheap, but it is the last mat you will ever buy and may revolutionize your practice – and what is that worth?  The price on Amazon.com was the cheapest I have found.
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I teach to others what I have found to work best for myself.  My teaching style consists primarily of movements linked to breath...

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