Recommended Reading and Listening
A closer relationship is then created between body and mind, and one begins to perceive a fresh sense of well being. If the practice of this ancient knowledge is maintained with regularity, soon a new state of health will be experienced and enjoyed.
YOGA: THE SPIRIT AND PRACTICE OF MOVING INTO STILLNESS
Erich Schiffmann describes a personal approach to Yoga asana and meditation, expressing the value of being balanced and centred as a fundamental asset to living.
THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI (Alistair Shearer)
The basic questions of Who Am I? Where Am I Going? What Is the Purpose of Life? are asked by every generation, and Patanjali’s answers (given in the third century BC).
THE YOGA SUTRAS OF PATANJALI (Satchidananda)
Practical and down to earth advice on mastering the mind and achieving physical, mental and emotional harmony in life through applying the ancient yet eternally useful techniques of Raja Yoga.
VIPASSANA MEDITATION as Taught by S.N. Goenka
Describes the Vipassana technique, a Buddhist approach to developing insight, and discusses how it can be used to solve problems, develop one’s potential, and lead a productive life.
The Shambhala ENCYCLOPEDIA of YOGA
If you are serious about Yoga, this is the one book you should have on your shelves. It will give you a sense of the vastness of the yogic tradition and will answer most of your questions about it.
CAVE IN THE SNOW
The story of Tenzin Palmo, an Englishwoman, the daughter of a fishmonger from London’s East End, who spent 12 years alone in a cave 13,000 feet up in the Himalayas and became a world-renowned spiritual leader.
FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN
A modern classic by a leading twentieth-century philosopher, J.Krishnamurti. Spirituality transcending belief, nationalism and sectarianism, giving meaning and direction to mankind’s search for truth.
MEDITATION FOR THE LOVE OF IT
Sally Kempton points us back to our own intimate heart of hearts, our own deepest experience, and the bliss of existence itself. More than 20 practices for bringing the peace and insight of meditation into your daily life.
Mother and Baby recommended reading and reference
BIRTH AND BEYOND
The Definitive Guide to Your Pregnancy, Your Birth, Your Family – From Minus 9 to Plus 9 Months. This big book takes you through conception through to nine months after birth. Expert medical and complementary advice.
A perfect balance of practical information, compelling personal stories and research evidence, Home Birth is essential reading for all couples considering the alternative to a hospital birth.
This book was written by women who became expert midwives for their American “hippie” commune in the 70s. An extraordinary, positive and inspiring book which includes technical expertise aimed primarily at midwives, doctors and nurses.