Yoga Teacher Training – Pre-reading

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Compulsory pre-reading:

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Two options

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with commentary by Swami Satyananda Saraswati


Four Chapters on Freedom by Satyananda Saraswati

The Bhagavad Gita

As translated by Eknath Easwaran

Science of Yoga

Recommended pre-reading: 

The Key Muscles of Yoga, by Ray Long

Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha by Saraswati Satyananda Swam

Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

The Anatomy of Yoga Colouring Book

Books you might like to consider:

Molecules Of Emotion: Why You Feel The Way You Feel

The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma, By Bessel van der Kolk