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By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.  


I completed 200 hours of classroom lectures, demonstrations, and practice work in the YogaFit® Yoga Teacher Training Program in Sacramento, California, during the period from 2004-2006.  Since 2004, I have taught three or four yoga classes each week at the Tehama Family Fitness Center in Red Bluff, California.  As of June 2012, I have taught over 800 yoga classes for over 1,000 hours of direct instruction to members of the Tehama Family Fitness Center.  Here is my current yoga teaching schedule

Many thanks to Gudrun Peschel-Vopat for her initial encouragement and teaching in 2002-2003, and to Stuart Rice (2004-2006) for his thorough and light-hearted teaching.  Also, many thanks to my yoga and taijiquan students at the Tehama Family Fitness Center for their support, patience, advice, and encouragement. 

I teach mind-body-spirit practices such as: Hatha Yoga, Ta'i Chi Ch'uan, Chi Kung, Meditation, and Walking.  I have practiced and studied Taijiquan and Qigong since 1986, Yoga since 2002, weight-training since 1973, Eastern philosophy since 1962, and walking since 1960. 

The following bibliography reflects my reading, practices and studies in Yoga and related studies in T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qigong, Walking, Health and Fitness, Taoism, Neo-Paganism, Buddhism, and Meditation.  

Books that I own are located at the Valley Spirit Center Library, in my home in Red Bluff, California.  Holdings are indicated by the code 'VSCL' following the title entry in the bibliography that follows.  My advanced students are welcome to borrow these books for research and study. 

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Yoga Studies
Bibliography, Links, Guides, Resources


ACE Personal Trainer Manual.  The Ultimate Resource for Fitness Professionals.  By the American Council on Exercise.  3rd Edition.  Edited by Cedric X. Bryant and Daniel J. Green.  San Diego, California, American Council on Exercise, 1996, 2003.  Index, 589 pages.  ISBN: 1890720143.  VSCL.  

Advice for Living the Good Life

Aligned, Relaxed, Resilient
: The Physical Foundations of Mindfulness.   By Will Johnson.  Boston, Shambhala, 2000.  137 pages.  ISBN: 1570625182.  VSCL.    

Alphabetical Index to the Cloud Hands Website

American Viniyoga Institute   

American Yoga: The Paths and Practices of America's Greatest Yoga Teachers.  By Carrie Schneider.  Photos by Andy Ryan.  New York, Barnes and Noble, 2003.  Index, 215 pages.  ISBN: 0760745587.  VSCL. 

American Yoga Association

The American Yoga Association Beginner's Manual.  By Alice Christensen.   New York, A Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1987.   Glossary, index, bibliography, 203 pages.  Spiralbound.  ISBN:0671619357.   VSCL. 

American Yoga Association's New Yoga Challenge: Powerful Workouts for Flexibility, Strength, Energy, and Inner Discovery  By Alice Christensen.  Chicago, Contemporary Books, 1997.  Index, 168 pages.  ISBN: 0809231751.  VSCL. 

Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness.  By Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters).  Nevada City, CA, Crystal Clarity Publishers, 1967.   Appendices, 159 pages.  ISBN:1565890787.  VSCL. 

Ananda Yoga: The Expanding Light Yoga Retreat and Education Center     Ananda Yoga, Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Yoga Therapy.   Nevada City, CA. 

Anatomy for Strength and Fitness Training: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action.  By Mark Vella.  New York, McGraw Hill, 2006.  Index, glossary, 144 pages.  ISBN: 0071475338.  VSCL. 

Anatomy for Yoga with Paul Grilley.  Instructional DVD.  Pranamaya: Innovative Yoga DVDs.   4 hours.  VSCL. 

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
.  By H. David Coulter, Ph.D.  Foreword by Timothy McCall, M.D.  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Body and Breath Inc., 2001.  Index, glossary, bibliography, appendices, 623 pages.  ISBN: 0970700601.  2002 winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for Health, Wellness and Nutrition.  Professor Coulter, Ph.D., anatomy, is a researcher and teacher.  He has studied yoga with Swami Veda, Swami Rma, and Pandit Rajmain Tigunait.  VSCL.  There is now a new and revised edition, with color illustrations, released in 2010,
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Anatomy of Movement.   By Blandine Calais-Germain.   Seattle, Washington, Eastland Press, 1985, 1993.  Translated from the French by Nicole Commarmond.  Index, 289 pages.  ISBN: 0939616173.  VSCL.   

Ancient Way to Keep Fit.   Compiled by Zong Wu and Li Mao.  Translated by Song Luzeng, Liu Beijian, and Liu Zhenkai.  Paintings by Zhang Ke Ren.  Foreward by Kumar Frantzis.  Bolinas, California, Shelter Publications, 1992.  211 pages, glossary.  ISBN: 0679417893.  Outstanding illustrations by Zhang Ke Ren.  VSCL. 

Animal Frolics: Chinese Qigong Exercises (circa 200 CE)   

Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Manual.  By John Friend.  Woodlands, Texas, Anusara Press, 1998, 2009.  148 pages.  No index.  No detailed descriptions or illustrations of any yoga poses. 

Arthritis Therapy - Exercise - Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong   Bibliography, links, notes, quotes, and references to medical studies.  

The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  By Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters).  Includes information on philosophy, meditation, postures, diet, breathing, routines, and health.  Nevada City, CA, Crystal Clarity Publishers, c 2002.  Includes audio CD disk.   Index, glossary, 471 pages.  This book is in a spiral binding so it can be used as a workbook/textbook.  ISBN: 156589166X.  VSCL.    

The Art of Breathing: Six Simple Lessons to Improve Performance, Health, and Well-Being.  By Nancy Zi.   Frog Ltd., 2000.  4th Edition.  240 pages.  ISBN:  1583940340. 

Ashtanga-Vinyasa Yoga - Wikipedia     Popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois (1927-2010) 

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga "Practice Manual": An Illustrated Guide to Personal Practice.  The Primary and Intermediate Series, plus Three Short forms.  By David Swenson.  Foreword by K. Pattabhi Jois.  Austin, Texas, Ashtanga Yoga Productions, 1999.  263 pages.  ISBN: 1891252089.  VSCL. 

Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy.  By Gregor Maehle.  Novato, California, New World Library, 2006.  Index, bibliography, glossary, 307 pages.  ISBN: 9781577316060.  A translation and fine commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are found on pages 141-292.  VSCL. 

Ashtanga Yoga: The Definitive Step-by-Step Guide to Dynamic Yoga.  By John Scott.  Forward by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 2000.  Index, bibliography, 143 pages.  ISBN: 0609807862.   VSCL. 

Audio Recordings and Yoga Music

Autobiography of a Yogi.   By Paramhansa Yogananda.  Reprint of the Philosophical Library 1946 First Edition.   The Original Unaltered Edition.  New York, Philosphical Library, 1946.  Reprinted by Crystal Clarity Publishers, Nevada City, CA, 1995.  Index, 481 pages.   ISBN:1565891082.  VSCL.    

Awakening the Spine.  By Vanda Scaravelli.  The stress free new yoga that works with the body to restore health, vitatlity and energy.  San Francisco, California, Harper San Francisco,  1991.   Index, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0062507923.  The book consists of short chapters on a variety of yoga themes.  Of particular note are her comments about the spine and feet.  The poses demonstrated are for very advanced yogis.   VSCL. 

Awakening to the Sacred: Creating a Spiritual Life from Scratch.  By Lama Surya Das.  New York, Broadway Books, 1999.   382 pages.  ISBN: 0767902750.   VSCL. 

Awareness Through Movement; Health Exercises for Personal Growth.  Easy to Do Health Exercises to Improve Your Posture, Vision, Imagination and Personal Awareness.  By Moshe Feldenkrais.  San Francisco, Harper Collins, 1972, 1977.  173 pages.  ISBN: 0062503227.  VSCL.     

Ba Duan Gin   Eight Section Brocade Qigong.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts. 

Ba Gua Zhang:  Links, bibliography, quotes, and notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

Beth Shaw's YogaFit®: The Program for a More Powerful, Flexible, and Defined Physique.  By Beth Shaw.  2nd Edition.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2009.  Index by YogaFit workout phases, 276 pages.  ISBN: 0736075364.  VSCL. 

Beth Shaw's Yogafit: The Program for a More Powerful, Flexible, and Defined Physique.  By Beth Shaw.  Human Kinetics Pub., 2001.  209 pages.  ISBN: 0736033378.  VSCL.  

Beth Shaw's YogaFit Workout   Instructional VHS Videotape, 43 minutes.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2000.  ISBN: 0736033386.  VSCL.      

Beyond Power Yoga: 8 Levels of Practice for Body and Soul.  By Beryl Bender Birch.  New York, Simon and Schuster, A Fireside Book, 2000.  Index, charts, bibliography, notes, 256 pages.  ISBN: 0684855267.  An introduction to Astanga Yoga (Eight Limbed Yoga Path) or Raja Yoga.  Personal experiences and practices.   VSCL.   

The Bhagavad Gita.  Translated for the modern reader by Eknath Easwaran.  Chapter introductions by Diana Morrison.  Petaluma, California, Nigili Press, 1985.  Glossary, 237 pages.  ISBN: 0915132354.   VSCL. 

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class
.  By Bikram Choudhury.  With Bonnie Jones Reynolds.  Photographs by Guy Webster.  New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam Books, 1978.  211 pages.  ISBN: 0874770823.  

Body Learning: How the Mind Learns from the Body
: A Practical Approach.  By Ginny Whitelaw, Ph.D. New York, Perigee Book, Berkley Publishing Co., 1998.  ISBN: 0399524061.   

The Book of Balance and Harmony.  Translated with an Introduction by Thomas Cleary.  New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, North Point Press, 1989.  153 pages.  ISBN: 0865473633.   A fine translation of a classic 13th century anthology of Taoist writings, including essays, conversations, poetry, and songs from the School of Complete Reality.  VSCL. 

The Book of Charkra Healing.   By Liz Simpson.  Foreward by Teresa Hale.  New York, Sterling Publishing Co., 1999.  A Gaia Original.  Index, glossary, bibliography, 143 pages.  ISBN:  0806920971.  VSCL.      

Breathe Deep - The Qigong Newsletter

Breathe Well, Be Well.   By Robert Fried.  John Wiley & Sons, 1999.   224 pages.  ISBN:  0471324361.  Subtitle:  A Program to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Asthma, Hypertension, Migraine, and Other Disorders for Better Health.  

Breathing Exercises and Taijiquan  

Breathing Practices: Links, Bibliography, Resources

The Breathing Book:  Good Health and Vitality Throught Essential Breath Work.  By Donna Farhi.  Henry Holt, 1996.  238 pages.  ISBN: 0805042970.  

Bringing Yoga to Life:The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living.   By Donna Farhi.  Harper San Francisco, 2003.  250 pages.  ISBN:  0060091142.  VSCL. 

Buddhism Without Beliefs: A Contemporary Guide to Awakening.  By Stephen Batchelor.  New York, Riverdale Trade, 1998.  Notes, 127 pages.  ISBN: 1573226564.  VSCL.  

Chakras and the Subtle Body: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

Chakras for Starters.   By Savitri Simpson.   Nevada City, CA, Crystal Clarity Publishers.  144 pages.  ISBN: 1565891562.  

California Yoga Center - Iyengar Yoga 

Challenge Yourself - Leanness, Fitness & Health - At Any Age  By Clarence Bass.  Albuquerque, New Mexico, Clarence Bass' Ripped Enterprises, 1999.  224 pages.  ISBN: 9780960971473.  VSCL. 

Chen Style of Taijiquan    

Chi Kung (Qigong) and Hatha Yoga: Comparative Studies

Chi Kung, Qigong, Chinese Yoga

C'hi: The Power Within.   By Geoff Pike and Phyllis Pike.  Chi Kung Breathing Exercises for Health, Relaxation and Energy.   Boston, Charles E. Tuttle Co., 1993.  Index, 272 pages.  ISBN: 0804830991.  Many yoga poses are shown in this book.  VSCL. 

Clarity Online Magazine from Ananda

Classics of Taijiquan 

Cloud Hands Blog.  By Mike Garofalo.  Online since 2005.  A blog with reflections, notes, suggestions, references, questions and answers, links and quotations about Tai Chi Chuan, Qigong, Yoga, Mysticism, Gardening and Walking.    

Cloud Hands Website - Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan) and Chi Kung (Qigong).   By Michael P. Garofalo.   

The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga.  The Authoritative Presentation - Based on 30 Years of Direct Study under the Legendary Yoga Teacher Krishnamacharya.  By Srivatsa Ramaswami.  New York, Marlowe and Co., 2005.  Index, glossary, 265 pages.  ISBN: 1569244022.  Includes a 60 minute audio CD with chants of yogasutras and important Sanskrit mantras.  VSCL. 

The Complete Book of Yoga.  By James Hewitt.  (The Yoga of Breathing, the Yoga of Posture, and the Yoga of Meditation).  230 Illustrations.  New York, Shocken Books, 1977.  Glossaries, indexes, 550 pages.  ISBN: 0805209697.  VSCL. 

The Complete Guide to Chi-Gung: Harnessing the Power of the Universe.    By Daniel Reid.  Illustrations by Dexter Chou.   Boston, Shambhala, 1998.  Appendix, index, 326 pages.  ISBN: 1570625433.  VSCL. 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Power Yoga
.   By Geo Takoma and Eve Adamson.  Indianapolis, Indiana, Alpha Books, 1999. Index, appendices, 410 pages.  ISBN: 0028631889.  VSCL.  

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tai Chi and Qigong.  By Bill Douglas.  Alpha Books, 2002, 2nd Edition.  368 pages.  ISBN: 0028642643.  VSCL. 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga.  By Joan Budilovsky and Eve Adamson.  Pearson, Amaranth, 2001, Second Edition.  Index, bibliography, charts, 349 pages.  ISBN: 0028639707.  VSCL. 

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walking for Health.  By Erika Peters.  Indianapolis, Indiana, Alpha Books, Pearson Education Company, 2001.  Index, 293 pages.  ISBN: 0028640020.  VSCL.   

The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga.   By Swami Vishnu-devananda.   New York, Three Rivers Press, 1960, 1988.   Index, tables, glossary, bibliography, 359 pages.  SBN: 0517884313.  VSCL.   

Complete Yoga Book: The Yoga of Breathing, the Yoga of Posture, and the Yoga of Meditation.  By James Hewitt.  New York, Shocken Books, 1977.  Index, glossary, lists of yoga posture in English and Sanskrit, 550 pages.  ISBN:0805209697.  VSCL. 

Conscious Breathing: Breathwork for Health, Stress Release, and Person Mastery.  By Gay Hendricks.  Bantam Books, 1995.  189 pages.  ISBN:  0553374435. 
 According to the author "Conscious Breathing: releases stress and tension, builds energy and endurance, contributes to emotional mastery, prevents and heals physical problems, contributes to graceful aging, manages pain, enhances mental concentration and physical performance, and facilitates psychospiritual transformation," pp. 5-31.  VSCL. 

Crazy Wisdom.  By Wes Scoop Nisker.   Berkeley, California, Ten Speed Press, 1990.  226 pages.  ISBN: 0898153506.   VSCL. 

The Creative Visualization Workbook  By Shakti Gawain.  Novato, California, New World Library, 1995.  147 pages.  ISBN: 9781880032756.  VSCL. 

Cultivating the Chi: The Secrets of Energy and Vitality.   Compiled and translated by Stuart Alve Olson.   Revised and expanded third edition.   Chen Kung Series, Volume One.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Dragon Door Publications, 1993.  Index, 166 pages.  ISBN:  0938045113.  VSCL. 

The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice  By Georg Feuerstein.  Boston, Shambhala, 2003.  Index, notes, bibliography, 415 pages.  ISBN: 1570629358.  VSCL. 

Daoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches

Diabetes Therapy  - Exercise: Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan.  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.     

Dragon Chi Kung

Druidry:  Neo-Pagan Religion

DVDs, VCDs, Instructional Video for Yoga 

Dynamic Stretching, Flexibility and Stretching:  Bibliography, Links, Resources

Dynamic Yoga: The Ultimate Workout that Chills Your Mind as it Charges Your Body
.  By Godgrey Devereux.  Photographs by Sarah Robbie.  Hammersmith, London, Thorsons, 1998.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0722536577.  VSCL.    

Eat Right For Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight  By Peter J. D'adamo with Catherine Whitney.  New York, C. P. Putnam's Sons, 1996.  Index, references, 388 pages.  ISBN: 039914255X.  VSCL.  I read the section on the nutritional regimen for my blood type, A Positive.  I use the program developed by Dr. Mark Hyman for diabetes, and it is quite similiar to the Peter J. D'adamo's recommendations for A positive blood types. 

Ecstatic Body Postures: An Alternate Reality Workbook.  By Belinda Gore.  Foreword by Felicitas Goodman.  Santa Fe,  New Mexico, Bear and Company, 1995.  Endnotes, 284 pages.  ISBN: 1879181223.  VSCL. 

The Eight Human Talents: Restore the Balance and Serenity Within You with Kundalini Yoga.  "Acceptance, Creativity, Commitment, Compassion, Truth, Intuition, Boundlessness, and Radiance."  By Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa.  With Cathryn Miehon.  New York, Harper Collins, 2000.  228 pages.  ISBN: 0060954655.  VSCL. 

Eight Section Brocade Qigong    Eight Treasures Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts. 

Embracing Reality: The Integral Vision of Ken Wilber.  A Historical Survey and Chapter-by-Chapter Guide to Wilber's Major Works.  By Brad Reynolds.  Foreword by Ken Wilbur.  Index, bibliography, charts, notes, 449 pages.  ISBN: 1585423173.  VSCL. 

The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra  By Georg Feuerstein.  Boston, MA, Shambhala, 2011.  Revised and expanded edition.  439 pages.  ISBN: 1590308784.  VSCL. 

The Essence of Tai Chi Chi Kung: Health and Martial Arts.   By Yang Jwing-Ming.  Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, 1990.  Glossary, 148 pages.   ISBN:  0940871106.  VSCL. 

Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind.   By Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D..  New York, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1999.  Index, bibliography, 306 pages.  ISBN: 0471330264.   VSCL.  The Seven Practices include: "1) Transforming Your
Motivation: Reduce Craving and Find Your Soul's Desire; 2) Cultivate Emotional Wisdom: Heal Your Heart and Learn to Love; 3) Live Ethically: Feel Good by Doing Good; 4)  Concentrate and Calm Your Mind; 5) Awaken Your Spiritual Vision: See Clearly and Recognize the Sacred in All Things; 6) Cultivate Spiritual Intelligence: Develop Wisdom and Understand Life; 7) Express Spirit in Action: Embrace Generosity and the Joy of Service."  

Essential Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Over 100 Yoga Poses and Meditation.  By Olivia H. Miller.  San Francisco, Chronicle Books, Ohm Works, 2003.  Index, 239 pages.  ISBN: 0811841154.   VSCL. 

The Essential Yoga Sutra: Ancient Wisdom for Your Yoga.  By Geshe Michael Roach and Lama Christie McNally.  New York, Doubleday, Three Leaves Press, 2005.  Index, no pagination.  ISBN: 9780385515368.  Study of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra.  VSCL. 

Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging: Self-Tests, Benefits, Nutrition.  Index, 80 pages.  VSCL. 

Exercise Danger:  30 Exercises to Avoid plus 100 Safer and More Effective Alternatives.  By Grant Donovan, Jane McNamara, and Peter Gianoli.  Wellness Australia PTY LTD, 1989, 1997.
ISBN: 1875139036.   29 pages.  VSCL. 

The Expanding Light Sadhana.  An instructional videotape featuring Barbara Bingham.  Includes Paramhansa Yogananda's Energization Exercises, gentle Ananda yoga, deep relaxation, and meditation.  Available from The Expanding Light, Nevada City, CA.  VSCL.    

The Expanding Light Yoga Retreat and Education Center     Ananda Yoga, Meditation, Kriya Yoga, Yoga Therapy.   Nevada City, California.  

Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul.  Essentials of Eating for Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being.  By Deborah Kesten.  Foreward by Herbert Benson.  Berkeley, California, Conari Press, 1997.  Index, 259 pages.  ISBN: 1573240680.  VSCL. 

Feel the Qi.   The Healer Within.  By Roger Jahnke.    


Feuerstein, Georg, PhD., 1947 - 25 August 2012  
He was the author of over 25 books on yoga, and Indian, Tantric, and Buddhist religions and philosophy.  He was a serious and accomplished practitioner of the yoga lifestyle.  He was an influential educator, and one of the founders of the Yoga Alliance.  Brenda Feuerstein continues to lead Traditional Yoga Studies

     The Deeper Dimension of Yoga: Theory and Practice, 2003     

     Holy Madness: Spirituality, Crazy-Wise Teachers, and Enlightenment, 2006 

     Living Yoga:  A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life, 1993 

     The Shambhala Guide to Yoga, 1996   

     Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy, 1998 

     Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy, 1989 

     The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice, 1998  

     The Encyclopedia of Yoga and Tantra, 2011  

     The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices, 2011 


Fitness and Well Being  

Flexibility and Stretching:  Bibliography, Links, Resoucres

The Five Animal Frolics: Chinese Qigong Exercises (circa 200 CE)   

The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power.  By Christopher S. Kilham.   Healing Art Press, 1994.  96 pages.  ISBN: 0892814500.  VSCL. 

40 Days to Personal Revolution: A Breakthrough Program to Radically Change Your Body and Awaken the Sacred Within Your Soul
By Baron Baptiste.  New York, A Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 2004.  251 pages.  ISBN: 074322759X.  VSCL. 

Free Your Breath, Free Your Life.  How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully.   By Dennis Lewis.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2004.  Index, recommended reading, 193 pages.  ISBN:  1590301331.  Reviews.  VSCL.   

The Frolics of the Five Animals (Bear, Deer, Crane, Monkey and Tiger): Chinese Qigong Exercises (circa 200 CE)   

The Garden: A Parable.  By Geshe Michael Roach.  New York, Doubleday, 2000.  202 pages.  ISBN: 038549789X.  VSCL. 

The Genevieve Stebbins System of Physical Training.  By Genevieve Stebbins.  Originally published in 1898.  Copyrighted in 1913.  Reprint edition in 2005.  140 pages.  VSCL. 

The Genius of Flexibility: The Smart Way to Stretch and Strengthen Your Body.   By Bob Cooley.  New York, Simon and Schuster, Fireside Boo, 2005.  Index, appendices, 310 pages.  ISBN: 978-0743270878.  He calls his methods: Resistance Flexibility Training® and The Meridian Flexiblity System®.   VSCL. 

Goddesses: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes

The Good Life 

Green Tara, White Tara, Maha Devi, Buddhist Tantric Goddess

Guiding Yoga's Light: Yoga Lessons for Yoga Teachers.  By Nancy Gerstein.  Pendragon Publishers, 2004.  296 pages.  ISBN: 0972280987.  VSCL.    

The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture.  By Frank R. Wilson.   New York, Vintage Books, Random House, 1999.  Index, bibliography, notes, 396 pages.  ISBN: 0679740473.  VSCL.    

The Hard and Soft Astanga Yoga Institute: Power Yoga.   Beryl Bender Birch.  

Hatha Yoga Illustrated: For Greater Strength, Flexibility and Focus  By Martin Kirk and Brooke Boon.  Photographs by Daniel DiTuro.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2006.  Suggested readings, resources, index by Sanskrit name, index by English name, 233 pages.  ISBN: 0736062033.   VSCL. 




Hatha Yoga Postures List, English and Sanskrit, Indexed by Textbooks.  By Mike Garofalo.  25 pages, PDF.  MPG Yoga
Studies List #4. 

Hatha Yoga Study Lists by Mike Garofalo

Hatha Yoga: The Hidden Language; Symbols, Secrets and Metaphor.  By Swami Sivananda Radha.  Foreword by B.K.S. Iyengar.  Spokane, Washington, Timeless Books, 1987, 1995.  Index, 308 pages.  ISBN:  0931454743.  A wonderful book filled with lore, myths, symbols, stories, and metaphors about various yoga postures.  VSCL. 

Healing Mantras: Using Sound Affirmations for Personal Power, Creativity, and Healing  By Thomas Ashley-Farrand.  New York, Ballantine Wellspring, 1999.  Index, bibliography, glossary, 243 pages.  ISBN:9780345431707.  VSCL.  There is also an additional Healing Mantras audio CD, 70 minutes, with a 23 page study guide, ISBN: 1564557359, VSCL. 

The Healing Path of Yoga.  Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically Proven Methods that Alleviate Stress, Open Your Heart, and Enrich Your Life.   By Nischala Joy Devi.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 2000.  Index, 238 pages.  ISBN: 0609805029.  VSCL.    

The Healing Promise of Qi: Creating Extraordinary Wellness Through Qigong and Tai Chi.   By Roger Jahnke, O.M.D..  Chicago, Contemporary Books, 2002.   Index, notes, extensive recommended reading list, 316 pages.  ISBN: 0809295288.  VSCL.    

Healing Yoga.  By Swami Ambikananda Sarawati.  London, Connections Press, 2001.  Index, 143 pages.  ISBN: 1859062008.  VSCL. 

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice.  T. K. V. Desikachar.  Revised Edition.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions International, 1995, 1999.  Index, 244 pages.  Includes the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali.  ISBN: 089281764X.   VSCL. 

Heart Yoga: The Sacred Marriage of Yoga and Mysticism.  By Andrew Harvey and Karuna Erickson.  Foreword by Rodney Yee.  Berkeley, California.  Bibliography, notes, 257 pages.  ISBN: 9781556438974.  VSCL. 

The Hindus: An Alternative History  By Wendy Doniger.  New York, Penguin Books, 2009.  Index, bibliography, notes, 779 pages.  ISBN: 9780143116691.  VSCL. 

Holy Madness: Spirituality, Crazy-Wise Teachers, and Enlightenment  By Georg Feuerstein.  Prescott, Arizona, Hohm Press, 2006.  Revised and Expanded Edition originally published in 1990.   Notes, bibliography, index, 511 pages.  ISBN:  1890772542.  VSCL. 

House of Yoga.   Nancy Sutton's House of Yoga.   Redding, California. 

Index of English Language Translations of the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

Insight Yoga.  By Sarah Powers.  Foreword by Paul Grilley.  Boston, Shambhala Press, 2008.  Index, 196 pages.  ISBN: 9781590305980.  "An innovative synthesis of traditional yoga, meditation, and Eastern approaches to healing and well-being." VSCL. 

Instructional DVDs, CDs, Instructional Video for Yoga

International Association of Yoga Therapists - Yoga Research and Education Center   

Introduction to Tantra : The Transformation of Desire  By Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984).  Edited by Jonathan Landaw.  Foreword by Philip Glass.  Somerville, Massachusetts, Wisdom Publications, 3rd Edition, 1987, 2001.  Glossay, reading list, index, 167 pages.  ISBN: 0861711629.  Tibetan Buddhist Tantric interpretation of using the power of desire to energize and boost spiritual progress.  VSCL. 




Iyengar, B.K.S.  1918-    Yogacharya Iyengar

The renowned Yoga Grand Master (Yogacharya) B. K. S. Iyengar was born in Bellur, Karnataka, India on December 14, 1918.  He has taught in Pune, India, since 1936.  "Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, (B. K. S. Iyengar)  is the founder of Iyengar Yoga. He is considered one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world and has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than 75 years. He has written many books on yoga practice and philosophy, and is best known for his books Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, and Light on the Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliIyengar yoga classes are offered throughout the world, and it is believed that millions of students practice Iyengar Yoga." 

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  With John J. Evans and Douglas Abrams.  Rodale Books, 2005.  Index, 282 pages.  ISBN: 1594862486.  VSCL. 

Light on Prānāyāma: The Yogic Art of Breathing  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  Introduction by Yehudi Menuhin.  New York, Crossroad Pub. Co., 2012.  Originally published in 1985 in English.  Index, glossary, appendices, 296 pages.  ISBN: 9780824506865.  VSCL.

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.   By B. K. S. Iyengar.  Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.  London, Thorsons, 1993.  Index, 337 pages.  ISBN: 1855382253.  VSCL. 

Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika.  
B.K.S. Iyengar.  New York, Schocken Books, 1966, Revised Edition 1977, 1979.  Glossary, index, 544 pages.  ISBN: 0805210318.   Subtitle: Yoga Dipika.  I own the revised paperback edition, 1979.  VSCL.   

Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  London, Dorling Kindersley, 2001.  Index, glossary, appendices, 415 pages.  ISBN: 0789471655. 
Lavishly illustrated compendium of essential poses, routines, prop use, and yoga routines to help specific health problems.  VSCL.   




Books by "Iyengar Yoga" Teachers

Yoga: The Iyengar Way.  By Mira Silva and Shyam Mehta.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.  Index, appendices, 192 pages.  ISBN: 0679722874.  A very good reference tool for the study and practice of yoga poses.  VSCL. 

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco






Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul.  By Sharon Gannon and David Life.  New York, Ballantine Books, 2002.  Glossary, index, notes, 300 pages.  ISBN: 0345442083.   VSCL. 

Jobs' Body: A Handbook for Bodywork.   By Deane Juhan.  Foreward by Ken Dychtwald.  Barrytown, New York, Station Hill Press, 1987.  Index, bibliography, 365 pages.  ISBN:  0882681346.  VSCL.     

Jumpstart Your Metabolism: How to Lose Weight By Changing the Way You Breathe.  By Pam Grout.  Fireside, 1998.  192 pages.  ISBN: 0684843463,

The Key Muscles of Yoga: A Guide to the Functional Anatomy of Yoga.  By Ray Long, M.D., FRCSC.  Illustrated by Chris Macivor.  Scientific Keys, Volume 1.  Bandha Yoga Publications, 2006.  Third Edition, 2006; first edition, 2005.  Index, 239 pages.  ISBN: 1607432382.  For the YogaFit® Level 4 class.  VSCL. 

Knocking at the Gate of Life and Other Healing Exercises from China.   Official Manual of the People's Republic of China.   Translated by Edward C. Chang.    Pennsylvania, Rodale Press, 1985.  Index, 202 pages.  ISBN:  0878575820.   The Eight Section Brocade, Pa Tuan Chin: pp. 24-29.  VSCL.   

Kundalini: Yoga for the West.  By Swami Sivananda Radha.  With a foreword by Herbert V. Guenther.   Introduction by Stanley Krippner.  Boulder, Colorado, Shambhala, 1981.  Index, bibliography, notes, 357 pages.  ISBN: 0394748840.   VSCL. 

Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man.  By Krishna Gopi.  Introduction by Frederic Spiegelberg.  Commentary by James Hillman.  Boulder, Colorado, Shambhala, 1971.  252 pages.  ISBN: 1570622809.  VSCL. 

Kundalini Yoga: The Flow of Eternal Power.   A Simple Guide to the Yoga of Awareness.  By Shakti Parwha Kaur Khalsa.   As taught by Yogi Bhanjan, Ph.D.  New York, Perigee Books, 1996.  Index, appendix, 321 pages.   ISBN: 0399524207.   VSCL. 

Kriya Yoga: Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes  

Language of Yoga: Complete A to Y Guide to Asana Names Sanskrit Terms and Chants  By Nicolai Bachman.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2004.  139 pages.  Includes audio CD correlated with text arrangement.  ISBN: 1591792819.  VSCL. 

Lao Tzu's Dao De Jing (Tao Te Ching): Bibliography and Links 

Layayoga: The Definitve Gude to the Chakras and Kundalini.   By Shyam Sundar Goswami.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions, 1999.  Index, glossary, 342 pages.  ISBN: 0892817666.  VSCL. 

The Looking Glass God: Shinto, Yin-Yang, and a Cosmology for Today.  By Nahum Stiskin.  Illustrations by Maurice Owen.  New York, Autumn Press, Weatherhill, 1972.  156 pages.  ISBN:  0834825007.  VSCL.

Learn to Relax: A Practical Guide to Easing Tension and Conquering Stress.  By Mike George.  San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1998.  Index, bibliography, 159 pages.  High quality layout, artwork, and typography.  ISBN:  0811819086.  25 good techniques for helping you relax and reduce stress.  A beautiful book with sage advice.  VSCL.     

Lifestyle Advice for Wise Persons

Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  With John J. Evans and Douglas Abrams.  Rodale Books, 2005.  Index, 282 pages.  ISBN: 1594862486.  VSCL. 

Light on Prānāyāma: The Yogic Art of Breathing  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  Introduction by Yehudi Menuhin.  New York, Crossroad Pub. Co., 2012.  Originally published in 1985 in English.  Index, glossary, appendices, 296 pages.  ISBN: 9780824506865.  VSCL. 

Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.   By B. K. S. Iyengar.  Foreword by Yehudi Menuhin.  London, Thorsons, 1993.  Index, 337 pages.  ISBN: 1855382253.  VSCL. 

Light on Yoga: Yoga Dipika.   B.K.S. Iyengar.  New York, Schocken Books, 1966, Revised Edition 1977, 1979.  Glossary, index, 544 pages.  ISBN: 0805210318.   Subtitle: Yoga Dipika.  I own the revised paperback edition, 1979.  VSCL.   

The Living Gita: The Complete Bhagavad Gita: A Commentary for Modern Readers.  Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda.  Integral Yoga Pubs., 1997.  326 pages.  VSCL. 

Living Yoga:  A Comprehensive Guide for Daily Life.  Edited by Georg Feuerstein and Stephan Bodian with the Staff of Yoga Journal.  New York, Jeremy Tarcher /Perigree, 1993.  Index, 290 pages.  ISBN: 0874777291.   VSCL. 

Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life  By Judith Hanson Lasater.  Berkeley, California, Rodmell Press, 2000.  Notes, 161 pages.  ISBN: 9780962713880.  VSCL. 

Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness  By Sharon Salzberg.  Shambhala, 2002.  Revised Edition.  208 pages.  ISBN: 157062903X.  VSCL. 

Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness.  By Richard Moss, M.D..  Novato, New World Library, 2007.  Index, notes, 361 pages.  ISBN: 1577315723.  VSCL. 

Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound: Secret of Seed (Bija) Mantras.  By Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri).   Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, 2010.  Index, bibliography, glossary, notes, 196 pages.  ISBN: 9780910261944.  VSCL. 







Meditation: A Simple Eight Point Program for Translating Spiritual Ideals into Daily Life.   By Eknath Easwaran (1909-1999).  Nilgiri Press, 2nd Edition, 1991.  252 pages.  ISBN: 0915132664.  VSCL. 

Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience  By Sally Kempton.  Foreword by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2011.  Notes, glossary, index, 367 pages.  ISBN: 1604070811.  VSCL. 

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga.  By Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison.  New York, Anchor Books, 2002.  Bibliography, 424 pages.  ISBN: 0385721544.  VSCL. 

Meditation: Links, Bibliography, Notes, Quotes.

Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath, Body, and Mind.   By Frank Jude Boccio.   Boston, MA, Wisdom Publications.  Index, bibliography, notes, 340 pages.  ISBN: 0861713354.  VSCL.   

Months of the Year:  Mystical, Mythical, and Magical Significance

Mount Madonna Center.   Watsonville, California.  

Move into Life: The Nine Essentials for Lifelong Vitality  By Anat Baniel.  New York, Harmony Books, 2009.  Index, bibliography, 306 pages.  ISBN: 9780307395290.  VSCL. 

Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee.  By Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow.  Photographs by Michael Venera.  Emmaus, PA, Rodale Press, Gaiam Books, 2004.  Index, 394 pages.  ISBN: 0875969216.  An excellent program for developing a personal yoga practice. 

MPG Yoga Study Lists

Mudras: Yoga in Your Hands.   By Gertrud Hirschi.  York Beach, Maine, Weiser Books, 2000.  Index, 223 pages.  ISBN: 1578631394.  VSCL. 

Music and Audio-Recordings for Yoga    

National Qi Gong Association   Information on membership, newsletter, conferences, workshops, tours, members, and chi kung.   

The Natural Science of Kriya Yoga.   By Goswami Kriyananda.   Chicago, The Temple of Kriya Yoga, 1976, 2002.  Index, 367 pages.  ISBN: 0961309911.  VSCL.     

Neo-Pagan Druidry: Notebooks of the Green Wizard  

The New Becoming Vegetarian: The Essential Guide To A Healthy Vegetarian Diet  By Vesanto Melina, MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD.  Complete nutrition information for all age groups: recipes, vegetarian food guide, and disease prevention.  Summertown, Tennessee, 2003.  Index, 373 pages.  ISBN: 9781570671449.  VSCL. 

The New Yoga for People Over 50: A Comprehensive Guide for Midlife and Older Beginners.  By Susa Francia.  Deerfield Beach, Florida, Health Communications, Inc., 1997.  Bibliography, index, 286 pages.  ISBN: 1558744533.  I have found this book to be both informative and inspiring.  VSCL. 

No Ordinary Moments: A Peaceful Warriors' Guide to Daily Life.  By Dan Millman.  Tiburon, California, H. J. Kramer, Inc., 1992.  301 pages.  ISBN: 0915811405.  VSCL. 

Northern California Taijiquan and Qigong Directory  

On Becoming a Yoga Teacher   Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.  

Opening the Energy Gates of Your Body (The Tao of Energy Enhancement.)  By Bruce Kumar Frantzis.  Illustrated by Husky Grafx.  North Atlantic Books, 1993.  Second Edition.  174 pages.  ISBN: 1556431643.  VSCL. 

One Old Druid's Final Journal: Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove 

Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga  By Richard Rosen.  Illustrations by Evan Yee.  Boston, Shambhala, 2012.  Index, bibliography, glossary, appendices, 286 pages.  ISBN: 9781590308134.  VSCL. 

Pa Kua Chang:  Bibliography, Links, Quotes, Notes.  Circle walking internal martial arts.  

Patanjali, The Yoga Sutra: Index of English Language Translations.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices  By Georg Feuerstein, PhD.   Boston, Shambhala, 2nd Revised Edition, 2011.  Notes, recommended reading, index, 180 pages.  ISBN: 1590308832.  VSCL. 

Pa Tuan Chin    Eight Treasures Chi Kung.   By Michael P. Garofalo.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts.    

Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita.  By Swami Rama (1925-1996).  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Himalayan Institute Press, 1985. 2008.  Glossary, 479 pages.  ISBN: 139780893890902.  VSCL. 

Poised for Grace: Annotations on the Bhagavad Gita from a Tantric View.  By Douglas Brooks.  Foreword by John Friend.  Woodlands, Texas, Anusara Press, 2008.  175 pages.  ISBN: 9780979150975.  VSCL. 

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment.  By Eckhart Tolle.  Novato, California, Namaste Pubs., and New World Library, 1999, 2004.  236 pages.  ISBN: 1577314808.  VSCL. 

Power Yoga:  The Total Strength and Flexibility Workout.  By Beryl Bender Birch.  Photographs by Nicholas DeSciose.  New York, Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1995.  Index, 286 pages.  ISBN:  0020583516.  VSCL.   Her Axioms of Power Yoga are:  "1. You have to be hot to stretch.  2.  Strength, not gravity, develops flexibility.  3.  Sports do not get us in shape. In fact, sports get us out of shape.  4.  All injury in sports is caused by structural and muscular imbalance.  5.  Muscular imbalance and structural irregularities don't fix themselves.  6.  Even iron will bend if your heat it up.   7.  Stopping training doesn't correct an imbalance.  8.  No matter how you fit you are at what you do, when you start something new you have to ease into it.  9.  Stretching doesn't equal warm-up."  p. 274.  

Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals: An In-Depth Guide to Yogic Breathing  By Richard Rosen.  Includes an instructional audio CD.  Boston, Shambhala, 2006.  Index, bibliography, glossary, notes, 214 pages.  ISBN: 1590302982.  VSCL. 

Pulling Onions.  By Mike Garofalo. 

Qigong (Chi Kung, Chinese Yoga) and Hatha Yoga: Comparisons

Qigong (Chinese Yoga): Links, Bibliographies, Quotes, Notes, Articles

Qigong Eight Section Brocade    Eight Treasures Chi Kung, Ba Duan Jin.   Instructions, notes, links, bibliography, quotations, and charts. 

Qigong for Treating Common Ailments.   By Xu Zangcai.   YMAA Publications, 2nd Edition, 2000.  128 pages.  ISBN: 1886969701.

Qigong Teachings of a Taoist Immortal: The Eight Essential Exercises of Master Li Ching-Yun.  By Stuart Alve Olson.  Heavenly Arts Press.  192 pages.  ISBN:  0892819456.  Excerpts  VSCL. 

Qigong Temple Style  

Qi Journal  The Journal of Traditional Easter Health and Fitness.  On-line news articles, calendar of events, list of professionals, web links, and numerous subsections on topics of interest.  

One Old Druid's Journey: The Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove   

The Quest: The Notebooks of Paul Brunton, Volume 2.  Paul Brunton (1898-1981).  A Larson Publication for the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.  Burdett, New York, 1986.  Index, 369 pages.  ISBN: 0943914140.  VSCL. 

Raja-Yoga.  By Swami Vivekananda.  New York, Ramakrishna-Vivekananda Center, 1956.  
Revised edition, 1982.  ISBN: 091120623X.  Glossary, index, 297 pages.  MGC.

Rational Mysticism: Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment  By John Horgan.  Boston, Mariner Book, Houghton Mifflin, 2003.  Index, notes, bibliography, 292 pages.  ISBN: 9780618446636.  VSCL. 

Red Bluff, California, Yoga Class - Instructor: Michael P. Garofalo   

Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times
.  By Judith Lasater, Ph.D., PT.  Rodmell Press, 1995.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0962713848.  VSCL. 

Relaxation (Sung) and Taijiquan 

The Religion and Philosophy of the Veda and Upanishads.   By Arthur Berriedale Keith.  Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Pubs., 1925, 2007.  Two Volumes, Chapters 1-29, Detailed Index, 683 pages.  Published in 1925 by Harvard University Press.  ISBN: 9788120806443.  VSCL. 

The Religion of the Veda.  By Herman Oldenberg.  Translated by Shridhar B. Shrotri.  "Die Religion des Veda."  Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Pub., 1988, 2004.  Originally published in 1894 and revised in 1916.  Index, notes, 359 pages.  ISBN: 8120803922.  VSCL. 

The Religious Viewpoints of Michael P. Garofalo 

Returning to Health with Dance, Movement and Imagery.  By Anna Halprin.  Mendocino, California, Life Rhythm Books, 2002.  195 pages.  VSCL. 

The Root of Chinese Chi Kung: The Secrets of Chi Kung Training.  By Yang Jwing-Ming.  YMAA Chi Kung Series #1.   Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Yang's Martial Arts Association, 1989.  Glossary, 272 pages.   ISBN: 0940871076.  VSCL.       

Sacred Space - Kundalini 

Sacred Sounds: Transformation Through Music and Word   By Ted Andrews.  St. Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Pubs., 1993.  Bibliography, notes, 214 pages.  ISBN: 0875420184.  VSCL. 

Sakti: The Power in Tantra  By Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D..  A scholarly approach.  Himalayan Institute Press, 2005.  220 pages.  ISBN: 0893891541. 

Santosha Yoga Studio.   Chico, CA.  

Scholar Warrior: An Introduction to the Tao in Everyday Life.   By Deng Ming-Dao.  Harper San Francisco, 1990.   Index, bibliography, 351 pages.  ISBN: 0062502328.  VSCL.  

The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards
 By William J. Broad.  New York, Simon and Schuster, 2012.  Index, bibliography, notes, 298 pages.  ISBN;  9781451641424.  VSCL. 

The Secret Art of Seamm-Jasani: 58 Movements for Eternal Youth from Ancient Tibet.  By Asanaro.  Jeremy P. Tarcher, 2003.  210 pages.  ISBN:  158542241X.  VSCL.      

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation.  By Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield.  Boston, Shambhala, 2001.  216 pages.  ISBN: 157062805X.  VSCL.  Insight meditation methods. 

Self-Awakening Yoga
:  The Expansion of Consciousness Through the Body's Own Wisdom.  By Don Stapleton, Ph.D.  Director of the Nosara Yoga Institute, and former Yoga Director of the Kirpalu Center.  Includes CD-V of guided explorations.  Rochester, Vermont, Healing Arts Press, 2004.  304 pages. ISBN: 0892811838.  VSCL.    

Senior YogaFit® Teacher Training Manual.  Redondo Beach, CA, YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, 2004.  140 pages.  VSCL.    

Sex Magick  

The Shambhala Guide to Yoga.  By Georg Feuerstein.  Boston, Shambhala, 1996.  Index, bibliography, notes, 180 pages.  ISBN: 157062142X.  An excellent brief introduction to all aspects of Yoga: action, love, meditation, mantras, postures, wisdom, and the spirtual aims of Yoga.   A readable introduction based on a deep scholarly understanding and and sincere personal practice of Yoga.   VSCL.    

Shankaya Yoga 

Shasta Yoga Center.  Director: Amy Cooper.  Mt. Shasta City, California. 

Silk Reeling, Chan Ssu Gong:  Links, bibliography, quotes, notes.

Simple Fitness Exercises: Traditional Chinese Movements for Health & Rejuvenation.  By Jiawen Miao.   Llewellyn Publications, 2000.   Index, 111 pages.  ISBN: 1567184952.  Both a basic form (The Gentleman's ESB, pp. 31-54) and a more advanced form (The Warrior's ESB, pp. 55-76) taught in this book using descriptions and photographs.  VSCL. 

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy.  Edited by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore.  New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1957, 1973.  Index, bibliography, 684 pages.  ISBN: 0691019584.  VSCL. 

The Spectrum of Consciousness
.  By Ken Wilbur.  20th Anniversary Edition.  Wheaton, Illinois, Quest Books, The Theosophical Publishing House, 1977, 1993.  Bibliography, index, 362 pages.  ISBN: 0835606953.  VSCL. 

The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga.  By Goswami Kriyananda.  Chicago, The Temple of Kriya Yoga, 1976, 2002.  Index, 367 pages.  ISBN: 0961309911.  VSCL. 

Strength Training Anatomy.   By Frederic Delavier.  Champaign, Illinois, Human Kinetics, 2001.   124 pages.  ISBN: 0736041850.  Revised edition of "Guide des mouvements de musculation" Paris, Ditions Bigot, 1998.  An outstanding illustrated guide to muscles at work.   Both male and female models are used.  VSCL.   

Strength Training for Seniors 

Stretching and Flexibility:  Bibliography, Links, Resources 

Sound Against Flame: The Process of Yoga and Atheism in America  By Derek Beres.  Jersey City, New Jersey, Outside the Box Publishing, 2008.  Bibliography, 257 pages.  ISBN: 0981739806.  VSCL. 

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy.  Edited by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Charles A. Moore.  Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1957. Index, bibliography, appendices, 684 pages.   ISBN:0691019584.   VSCL.    

The Spirit of Gardening.   Gardening as a mind-body-spiritual practice. 

The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy  By Cyndi Dale.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2009.  Notes, bibliography, detailed index, 487 pages.  ISBN: 9781591796718.  VSCL. 

Sun Style of Taijiquan 

Supine Hatha Yoga Postures List by Mike Garofalo (4 pages, PDF)  MPG Hatha Yoga Study List #13

Tai Chi Chuan Beijing Short Form, Simplified 24 Movements, Yang Style. 

T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Qigong: Guides, Links, Bibliography, Quotes, Notes  

Tantra Illuminated: The Philosophy, History, and Practice of a Timeless Tradition  By Christopher D. Wallis, M.A.  Illustrations by Ekabhumi Ellik.  Woodlands, Texas, Anusara Press, 2012.  Index, endnotes, bibliography, three appendices, 506 pages.  ISBN: 978-1937104016.  VSCL.  The author is a Ph.D. candidate in Sanskrit at the University of California, Berkeley.  This book takes as its exemplar and focal point the lineages of nondual Śaiva Tantra most clearly typified by the Kaula Trika lineage.  Written for the educated lay reader.  The author shares his personal life, his spiritual life, within this tradition of Tantra. 

Tantra Kundalini

Tantra: The Path of Ecstasy 
By Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.  Boston, MA, Shambhala, 1998.  Index, bibliography, notes, 314 pages.  ISBN: 157062304X.  VSCL.  An excellent introduction to Tantra, and a great starting point for readers.   

Tantra: The Indian Cult of Ecstasy.  By Philip Rawson.  London, Thames and Hudson, 1973.  Lavishly illustrated.  ISBN:0500270325.  128 pages.  VSCL. 

Tantra Unveiled  By Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Pd.D.  Honesdale, Pennsylvania, Himalayan Institute Press, 1999, 2007.  152 pages.  ISBN: 0893891584.  VSCL.  

Tantric Yoga 

Tantric Yoga and the Wisdom Goddesses.  By Dr. David Frawley.  Twin Lakes, WI, Lotus Press, 1994.  256 pages.  ISBN: 0910261393.  VSCL. 

Tao of Abundance: Eight Ancient Principles for Abundant Living.  By Laurence G. Boldt.  New York, Penguin Compass, c 1999.  Exercises, notes, 353 pages.  ISBN: 0140196064.  VSCL. 

Taoism, Nature Mysticism and Alchemy

Taoist Classics

Taoist Health Exercise Book.   By Da Liu.  New York, Links Books, 1974.  135 pages.  ISBN: 0825630290.   VSCL.   

Taoist Studies and Practices: Ripening Peaches

The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity: A Modern Practical Guide to the Ancient Way.  By Daniel P. Reid.   New York, a Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1989.  Index, 405 pages.  ISBN: 067164811X.   This book includes a chart that compares the power points (Chakras) found in Taoist, Kundalini Yoga, and Western physiology (p.395), and a chapter on breathing exercises (Chapter 3), which includes many pranayama exercises.  

Tara, Green Tara, White Tara, Maha Devi, Buddhist Tantric Goddess

Teaching Yoga: Essential Foundations and Techniques  By Mark Stephens.  Foreword by Muriel Hemingway.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2010.  Index, bibliography, notes, glossary, charts, 409 pages.  ISBN: 1556438850.  VSCL. 

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes  By Mark Stephens.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2012.   Index, bibliography, notes, resources, appendices, 506 pages.  ISBN: 978-1583944974.  VSCL. 




The Thinking Body: A Study of the Balancing Forces in Dynamic Man.  By Mabel E. Todd.  New York, Dance Horizons, 1937.  Reprinted in 1959.  Index, bibliography, 314 pages.  ISBN: 0871270145.  VSCL. 

Tibetan Relaxation: Kum Nye Massage and Movement.  A Yoga for Healing and Energy from the Tibetan Tradition.  By Tarthang Tulku.  London, Duncan Baird Publishers, 2003.  Index, 144 pages.  ISBN: 1904292674.  VSCL. 

Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More.  By Andrew Biel, LMP.  Illustrations by Robin dorn, LMP.  Boulder, Colorado, Books of Discovery, 1997, 2005, 3rd Edition.  Index, glossary, 422 pages.  ISBN: 9780965853453.  VSCL. 

The Tree of Yoga (Yoga Vrksa).  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  Edited by Daniel Rivers-Moore.  Boston, Shambhala, 1989.  Index, bibliography, glossary, 194 pages.  ISBN: 087773464X.  VSCL. 

The Upanishads
.  Introduced and translated by Eknath Easwaran.  Afterword by Michael N. Nagler.   Tomales Bay, California, Nilgiri Press, Blue Mountain Center of Meditation, 1987, 2007.  Index, notes, 382 pages.  ISBN: 1586380214.  VSCL. 

The Upanishads: The Wisdom of the Hindu Mystics.  Translated from Sanskrit by Swami Prabhavananda and Frederick Manchester.  New York, Signet Classics, 1948, 2002.  184 pages.  ISBN: 9780451528483.  VSCL. 

Wake Up to Your Life.  Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention.  By Ken McLeod.  San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco, 2001.  Sources, index, 468 pages.  ISBN: 0062516817.  VSCL. 

The Whartons' Stretch Book.  Featuring the Breakthrough Method of Active-Isolated Stretching.  By Jim and Phil Wharton.  With Bev Browning.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 1996.  Index, 252 pages.  ISBN: 0812926234.  VSCL.    

Valley Spirit Center, Red Bluff, California

Valley Spirit Hatha Yoga Index 

Videos, DVDs, Instructional Videos for Yoga

VSCL =  Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 

Walking: Quotes, Bibliography, Lessons

Walking Yoga: Incorporating Yoga Principles into Dynamic Walking Routines for Physical Health, Mental Peace, and Spiritual Enrichment.  By Ila Sarley and Garrett Sarley.  New York, Fireside, 2002.  Index, 210 pages.  ISBN: 0743421973.  VSCL.  

The Way of Energy: Mastering the Chinese Art of Internal Strength with Chi Kung Exercise.   By Master Lam Kam Chen.  New York, Fireside, Simon and Schuster, 1991.  A Gaia Original.  Index, 191 pages.  ISBN: 0671736450.  VSCL. 

The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing.  By Kenneth S. Cohen.  Foreword by Larry Dossey.  New York Ballantine Books, 1997.  Index, notes, appendices, 427 pages.  ISBN: 0345421094.  One of my favorite books: comprehensive, informative, practical, and scientific.  VSCL. 

The Ways of Walking 

The Whartons' Stretch Book.  Featuring the Breakthrough Method of Active-Isolated Stretching.  By Jim and Phil Wharton.  With Bev Browning.  New York, Three Rivers Press, 1996.  Index, 252 pages.  ISBN: 0812926234.  VSCL.    

Wheels of Life: A User's guide to the Chakra System.  By Anodea Judith.  St. Paul Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 1992.  Fourth Chakra, pp. 204--251, Love, Air, Breath, Balance, Relationship, Affinity, Unity, Healing.  Index, bibliography, anatomical charts, 519 pages.  ISBN: 0875423205.  VSCL. 

Wisdom of the Body Moving: An Introduction to Body-Mind Centering.  By Linda Hartley.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 1989, 1905.  Index, bibliography, 346 pages.  ISBN: 1556431740.  VSCL. 

Wisdom of the Vedas.  By J. C. Chatterji.  Wheaton, Illinois, Quest Books, Theosophical Pub. House, 1992.  Index, 151 pages.  ISBN: 9780835606844.  VSCL. 

The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker's Guide to Extraordinary Living.  By Stephen Cope.  New York, Bantam Books, 2006.  Index, notes, glossary, 316 pages.  ISBN: 0553801112.  VSCL. 

Yang Style of Taijiquan    

YinSights: A Journey Into the Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga.  By Bernie Clark.  Foreword by Sarah Powers.  Index, 417 pages.   ISBN: 096876651X.  VSCL. 

Yin Yoga: Outline of a Quiet Practice.   By Paul Grilley.  Ashland, Oregon, White Cloud Press, 2002.  118 pages.  ISBN: 1883991439.  VSCL. 

Yin Yoga: The Foundations of a Quiet Practice.  Instructional DVD featuring Paul Grilley.  Pranamaya, Inc., 2005.  2 DVDs, 338 minutes.  ASIN: B000B5871I.  VSCL. 

Yoga Alliance    National organization for registration of yoga teachers for 200 and 500 hour certifications. 

Yoga Anatomy  By Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews.  Published by Human Kinetics, Champain, Illinois, Second Edition, 2011.  Copyright by The Breathe Trust 2007, 2012.  Various indexes: by muscles, joints, position in English, position in Sanskrit, bibliography, 276 pages.  ISBN: 1450400248. VSCL.  An outstanding reference book! 

Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization  By David Frawley.  Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Lotus Press, 1999, 2010.  Index, resources, glossaries, bibliography, 345 pages.  ISBN: 9780914955818.  VSCL. 

Yoga and Meditation - Google Index

Yoga and Meditation: Links, bibliography, notes, quotes.  

Yoga and the Quest for the True Self.  By Stephen Cope.  New York, Bantam Books, 1999.  Appendix, notes, index, 358 pages.  ISBN: 055337835X.  VSCL. 

Yoga and You: Energizing and Relaxing Yoga for New and Experienced Students.  By Esther Myers.  Boston, Shambhala,1997.  Index, 244 pages.  ISBN: 1570623201.  VSCL. 

Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing  By Timothy McCall, M.D. and Yoga Journal.  Bantam, 2007.  592 pages.  ISBN: 0553384066.  VSCL. 

Yoga Beyond Belief: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice.  By Ganga White.  Forewords by Mark Schlenz and Sting.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2007.  Index, 232 pages.  ISBN: 1556436467.  VSCL. 

Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice  By Mark Singleton.  New York, Oxford University Press, 2012.  Index, bibliography, notes, 262 pages.  ISBN: 9780195395341.  VSCL. 

Yoga Class, Red Bluff, California

Yoga Directory   Thousands of annotated links.  

Yoga Fit by Beth Shaw   Instructional VHS Videotape, 2000

YogaFit® Teacher Training Manual Level 1.  Hermosa Beach, California, YogaFit, 2003.  Proprietary material in a manual format.  100 pages.  No ISBN.  

YogaFit® Teacher Training Manual Level 3: Lifestyle: Mind Body Fitness.  Hermosa Beach, California, 2004.  Proprietary material in a manual format.  112 pages.  No ISBN.  

YogaFit® Training Systems  

Yogaflows: A Dynamic and Fluid System to Transform Your Yoga Practice
.  London, Firefly Books Ltd., 2003.  Index, glossary of postures, 144 pages.  ISBN: 1552976874.  VSCL.    

Yoga for Body, Breath and Mind: A Guide to Personal Reintegration.  By A. G. Mohan.  Edited by Kathleen Miller.  Portland, Oregon, Rudra Press, 1993.  Index, 219 pages.  ISBN: 0915001353.  VSCL. 

Yoga for Common Ailments.   By Robin Monro, R. Nagarathna and H. R. Nagendra.  New York, Fireside Book, Simon and Schuster, 1990.  Index, 95 pages.  ISBN: 0671705288.  VSCL. 

Yoga for 50+: Modified Poses and Techniques for a Safe Practice  By Richard Rosen.  Berkeley, California, Ulysses Press, 2004.   Index, resources, 143 pages.  ISBN: 9781569754139.  VSCL. 

Yoga for Men: Postures for Healthy, Stress-Free Living.  By Thomas Claire.  Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, Career Press, New Page Books, 2004.  Index, 262 pages.  ISBN: 1564146650.  VSCL. 

Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyoga.  By Gary Kraftsow.  Foreword by Scott Gerson, M. D.  Medical illustrations by Susan Gilbert.  New York, Abkana, Penguin Group, 1999.  Index, glossary, charts, 334 pages.  ISBN: 0140195696.  VSCL.    

Yoga for Your Spiritual Muscles.   A Complete Yoga Program to Strengthen Body and Spirit.   By Rachel Schaeffer.  Wheaton, Illinois, Quest Books, 1998.  194 pages.  Excellent black and white photographs by Adam Mastoon and David S. Waitz.  ISBN: 0835607631.   VSCL.    

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom.  By Mircea Eliade.  Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask.  Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1958, 1969.  The Bollingen Series LVI.  Extensive bibliography, index, 529 pages.  ISBN: 0691017646.  VSCL. 

Yoga Journal's Index by Google

Yoga Journal's Power Yoga Total Body.  Featuring Rodney Yee.  Workouts for beginners and intermediate students.  Includes centering practices.  Gaiam Inc., 2003.  Instructional videotape, 65 minutes.  ISBN:1931919496.  VSCL.    

Yogalates: Total Body Toner.  The Breakthrough Workout that Combines the Best Elements of Yoga and Pilates.  By Louise Solomon.  London, Virgin Books, 2003.  Appendices, 144 pages.  ISBN: 0753507579.  VSCL.   

Yoga Links   Google Index.  

Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois   By Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  North Point Press, Second Edition, 2010.  160 pages.  ISBN: 0865477515. 

Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit: A Return to Wholeness.  By Donna Farhi.  Owl Books, 2000.  271 pages.  ISBN: 0805059709.   VSCL. 

Yoga Music and Audio Recordings

The Yoga of Breath: A Step-by-Step Guide to Pranayama
 By Richard Rosen.  Foreword by Rodney Yee.  Illustrations by Kim Fraley.  Boston, Shambhala, 2002.  Index, notes, 304 pages.  ISBN: 1570628890.  VSCL.    

The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant  By Russill Paul.  Includes an audio CD.  Novato, California, New World Library, 2004.  Index, end notes, appendics, resources, 306 pages.  ISBN: 1577315367.  VSCL. 

Yoga of the Mahamudra: The Mystical Way of Balance.  By Will Johnson.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions, 2005.  152 pages.  ISBN: 0892816996.  VSCL. 

Yoga, Red Bluff, California - Michael P. Garofalo

Yoga Research and Education Center   Supports the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes  By Mark Stephens.  Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books, 2012.   Index, bibliography, notes, resources, appendices, 506 pages.  ISBN: 978-1583944974.  VSCL. 

Yoga Site   Articles, links, information, resources.  

Yoga Stretch for Fitness by Beth Shaw   Audio-CD, 2003 

The Yoga Sutra, by Patanjali: Index of English Language Translations.  By Michael P. Garofalo, M.S.

The Yoga-Sūtra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary.  By Georg Feuerstein.  Rochester, Vermont, Inner Traditions, 1979, 1989.  Index, bibliography, word index, 179 pages.  ISBN: 9780892812622.  VSCL. 

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.  Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda.  Yogaville, Virginia, Integral Yoga Publications, 1978, 2004.  Index, appendices, glossary, 263 pages.  ISBN: 0932040381.   VSCL. 

Yoga, Taijiquan and Qigong: Comparative Studies   

Yoga Teachers and Centers - Google Index    

Yoga: The Iyengar Way.  By Mira Silva and Shyam Mehta.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.  Index, appendices, 192 pages.  ISBN: 0679722874.  A very good reference tool for the study and practice of yoga poses.  VSCL. 

Yoga: The Path to Holistic Health  By B.K.S. Iyengar.  London, Dorling Kindersley, 2001.  Index, glossary, appendices, 415 pages.  ISBN: 0789471655. 
Lavishly illustrated compendium of essential poses, routines, prop use, and yoga routines to help specific health problems.  The renowned Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar was born in India in 1918.  VSCL.   

Yoga: The Poetry of the Body.  By Rodney Yee with Nina Zolotow.  Photographs by Michal Venera.  New York, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2002.  Index, appendices, 345 pages.  ISBN: 0312273312.  VSCL.    

Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness.   By Erich Schiffmann.  New York, Pocket Books, Simon and Schuster, 1996.  357 pages.  ISBN: 0671534807.  VSCL. 

Yoga: The Ultimate Spiritual Path.   By Swami Rajarshi Muni.  Saint Paul, Minnesota, Llewellyn Publications, 2nd Edition, 2001.  Index, 184 pages.  ISBN: 1567184413.  VSCL. 

Yoga: The Technology of Ecstasy.   By Georg Feuerstein, Pd. D..  Los Angeles, Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1989.  Index, notes, 344 pages.  ISBN: 0874775205.   VSCL.       

The Yoga Tradition: Its History, Literature, Philosophy and Practice.  By Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.  Foreword by Ken Wilber.  Prescott, Arizona, Hohm Press, 1998.  Index, bibliography, glossary, chronology, 686 pages.   ISBN: 0934252831.   VSCL.    

Yoga Training: Studies and Practices.  Notes by Mike Garofalo. 

Your Body Speaks Your Mind:  Decoding the Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Messages that Underlie Illness.  By Deb Shapiro.  Boulder, Colorado, Sounds True, 2006.  Index, bibliography, 347 pages.  ISBN: 1591794188.  VSCL.






Yoga DVDs - Instructional Video

VSCL  - Valley Spirit Center Library, Red Bluff, California 


Sarina Condello.  Yoga Dance: The New Movement in Yoga.  With Sarina Condello.  Earth: Toning and Sculpting.  Instructional DVD.  70 minutes.  Questar, Inc., 2005.  VSCL. 


Sean Corn.  Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Uniting Movement and Breath, Session One.  Instructional DVD, 1182 mintues.  Gaiam, 2004.  Instruction Session, 72 mintues, Breath Session, 60 minutes.  VSCL. 


Richard Freeman.  Ashtanga Yoga: Introduction to Ashtanga.  75 Minutes.  Sounds True, 2003.  VSCL.
Richard Freeman.  Ashtanga Yoga:  The Intermediate Series.  94 Minutes.  Sounds True, 2002.  VSCL. 
Richard Freeman.  Ashtanga Yoga: The Primary Series.  120 Minutes.  Sounds True, 2002.  VSCL. 


Friend, John.   John Friend's Anusara Yoga Grand Opening.  3 DVD set filmed life at Estes Park, Colorado.  Produced by Yoga Journal in 2009.  Includes three master classes with John Friend, a 45 minute interview with John, and an introduction and chanting. 


Grilley, Paul.  Anatomy for Yoga.  Pranayama, 2004.  Instructional DVD, 230 minutes.  VSCL. 

Grilley, Paul.  Yin Yoga.  2 instructional DVDs, 338 minutes.  Pranamaya Inc., 2005.  VSCL. 

Kaur, Gurutej.  Chakra Yoga.  Instructional DVD by Gurutej Kaur.  72 minute Kundalini Yoga practice program.  Sounds True, 1998.  VSCL. 

Kraftsow, Gary.  Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders.  Instructional DVD, 170 minutes.  Pranamaya Inc., 2007.  VSCL.

Kraftsow, Gary.  Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips.  Instructional DVD, 155 minutes.  Pranamaya Inc., 2007.  VSCL. 

Living Yoga: The life and teachings of Swami Satchidananda  Documentary DVD, 2008, 62:00 minutes.  Interviews with Dean Ornish, Mehmet Oz, Peter Max, David Life, numerous religious leaders, and dozens of his students.  Documents the many people that Swami Satchidananda influenced in positive ways from 1965-1995 on the east coast of the U.S., at Yogaville, and throughout the world.  

Rea, Shiva.   Shiva Rea Fluid Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  Instructional DVD.  More than 3 hours of yoga instruction.  2 DVD set.  For experienced beginners to intermediate students.  Customizable matrix format.  VSCL. 

Rea, Shiva.  Yoga Shakti.  Instructional DVD, 270 minutes.  Sounds True, 2004.  Basic (30 minutes), Solar Flow (90 minutes), Solar Flow II (90 minutes), and Lunar Flow (45 minutes).  Interviews.  VSCL.   

Rich, Tracey and Ganga White.  Total Yoga.  Four DVD Set.  Razor Digital Entertainment, 2004.  VSCL. 
The Original Total Yoga DVD.  Foundations in Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  Instructional DVD set.  
Level 1: Gentle, Restorative, Recharging.  The Flow Series: Earth. 
Level 2: Fluidity, Power, Grace.  The Flow Series: Water.              
Level 3: Endurance, Strength, Flexibility.  The Flow Series: Fire.  

Swenson, David.   Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice - The First Series With David Swenson.  Ashtanga Yoga Productions, 2004.  Instructional DVD, 120 minutes.  VSCL. 

Swenson, David.  Yoga Short Forms: The Practice Ashtanga Yoga.  Ashtanga Yoga Productions.  Instructional DVD.  VSCL. 

Yee, Rodney.  Power Yoga Collection  Instructional DVD, 185 minutes.  Gaiam Production.  This DVD includes three 60 minute yoga classes:  1)  Yoga Burn, 2) Power Yoga Total Body, and 3) Yoga Conditioning for Athletes.  VSCL. 




Yoga Music - Audio CDs


Music for Active Yoga.  Developed YogaFit® Training Systems in cooperation with Water Music Records.  
Volumes 1 - 6.  VSCL: 1 & 3.  

Yoga Butt.  Music for Yoga Butt Workout.  Music Mixes Music, 2002.  Hybrid YogaFit workout using a ball. 





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