Stories, Texts, & Poems In Yoga

Commonly Known And Not So Commonly Known, Or Read, Suggested Yogic Texts*

*Always read everything with discernment of place, time, sentiment, author, and so forth. Read with the intention of discovering your own Truth based on direct experience.

  • The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – 196 Aphorisms On Yoga Sciences and Practice
  • Yoga Vasishta Sara (The Essence of Yoga Vasistha) – For Those Who Have Developed Dispassion For The World As They Rise Out Of Ignorance And Transition To Enlightenment
  • The Siva Samhita – A Passionate Dissertation on Renunciation
  • The Brahma Sutras – 555 Aphorisms On Vedantic Knowledge
  • The Bhagavad Gita – An Epic (Part Of The Larger Epic Mahabharata) Discussing Yoga Sciences
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Most Popular Instruction On Hatha Yoga Practice – Discusses Pranayamas, Shatkarmas, Asanas, Mudras, And Samadhi
  • Light On Yoga – “The Bible On Modern Yoga” – Discusses Asana, Bandha, Kriya, Pranayama
  • Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha – Discusses The Topics In The Title And More
  • Rig Vedas – Book Of Songs/Hymns
  • Panchatantra– Book Of Animal Fables With Philosophical Lessons
  • Upanishads – Philosophy On Life/Self
  • The Gheranda Samhita – Yoga Philosophy

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