Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

TRADITIONAL LITERATURE

Yoga Sutras
Bhagavad Gita
Gheranda Samhita
Mahabharata
Hatha Joga Pradipika
Asztawakragita
Upanishads
YogaKorunta
Bhavartha Ratnakara
Siva Svarodaya
Siva Samhita

 

MODERN LITERATURE

Yoga Makaranda – The Nectar of Yoga
T. Krishnamacharya
Joga Mala
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Joga Ashtanga
John Scott
Light on Yoga
B.K.S. Iyengar
Light on Life
B.K.S. Iyengar
Techniki jogi
M. Eliade
Yoga – Immortality and Freedom
M. Eliade
Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
M. Eliade
Hatha Yoga or the Yogi Philosophy of Physical Well-Being
Yogi Ramacharaka
Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism
Yogi Ramacharaka
Raja Yoga or Mental Development
Yogi Ramacharaka
Fourteen Lessons in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism
Yogi Ramacharaka
Gnani Yoga
Yogi Ramacharaka
Divine Light. Yoga Systems with Their Secret Techniques
S. K. Das
Surya Namaskara
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
The Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual
D. Swenson
The Ashtanga Yoga Practice Manual
David Swenson
Ashtanga as it is
Matthew Sweeney
Vinyasa Krama Matthew Sweeney
Matthew Sweeney
Pranayama The Breath of Yoga
Gregor Maehle
Ashtanga Yoga – Practice and philosophy
Gregor Maehle
Ashtanga Yoga –The Intermediate Series
Gregor Maehle
The Yoga of the Yogi
K. Desikachar
Guruji
Guy Donahaye
Eddie Stern
Yoga posture adjustments and assisting
S. Pappas
Yoga
Rahasya Krishnamacharya
Health, Healing, and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of
T. Krishnamacharya
T. K. V. Desikachar, R. H. Cravens
 Moola bandha, the master key
 Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
 S. Rinpocze
The complete book of vinyasa yoga: the authoritative presentation – based on 30 years of direct study under the legendary yoga teacher Krishnamacharya
Srivatsa Ramaswami
Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings
A. G. Mohan
The Power of Ashtanga Yoga: Developing a Practice That Will Bring You Strength, Flexibility, and Inner Peace–Includes the complete Primary Series
Kino MacGregor
Sacred Fire:My Journey Into Ashtanga Yoga
Kino MacGregor
Anatomy Trains
T. Myers
Tell me where it hurts: I’ll tell you why
M. Odoul
Le corps point par point
G. Athias
Spirituality of the Body
A. Lowen
Coma: The Dreambody Near Death Reviews & Ratings
A. Mindel
When the Body Says No
Gabor Mate
Yoga and Psychotherapy: The Evolution of Consciousness
Swami Rama

I definitely do not recommend: books on the anatomy of yoga based on muscle work in asanas.

First of all –  Asanas do not work on isolated muscle structures. The work in yoga goes far beyond the subject of muscles – in yoga the work is based on anatomy trains, breath work and bandhas.

Second – for the most part, such literature assumes the wrong work in asana – very often completely opposite to how it should be.

Someone who practices correctly will immediately recognize this. But in most cases, this literature is misleading to those looking for hints to develop their practice.