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My Favorite books on Yoga, Meditation, Science & Buddhism
Below I have listed my favorite yoga, mindfulness, scientific, Buddhist and meditation books. Click the link on the book title and get the review of each book below. I will add more to the list soon!
Books on philosophy and yoga:
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – by Patañjali, Swami Satchidananda
Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond – by Ajahn Brahm, Jack Kornfield
Autobiography of a Yogi – by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran
Real Love – by Sharon Salzberg
Meditations from The Mat– by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
Yoga Anatomy – by Leslie Kaminoff
The Yamas Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice – Deborah Adele NEW!
Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy – Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev NEW!
Books on Buddhism and science:
The Book of Joy – Lasting Happiness in a Changing World – by Dalai Lama
The Tibetan Book of The Dead – by Padmasambhava
The Essence of The Heart Sutra– by Dalai Lama
The Dhammapada – by Ananda Maitreya
Buddhas Brain – by Dr. Rick Hanson
Being Peace – by Thich Nhat Hanh
Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World – Dalai Lama XIV NEW!
Other Books on Mindfulness:
Audiobooks on Audible:
Audible free trial: The first audiobook is free! it has plenty of wonderful books to suit your needs, I’m registered there myself and use it very often. I recommend this from my heart because you can listen to your favorite book anywhere you are.
You Need to Try These Yogic Recipes
Free Yogic Recipes for You – here
The Best Apps for Mindfulness
My all-time favorite mindfulness apps. Insight Timer is an app I use regularly to find stillness and balance. Its home to more than 3,400,000 meditators, Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on both Android and iOS stores. The other app called The Mindfulness App has a variety of options to suit all levels and types of meditators, A perfect tool for anyone looking to improve mental health and overall well-being.
A Glossary of 108 Yogic Terms
Yoga Sutras Verse Comparison (PDF)
This pdf is in courtesy of Dr. Miles Neale. He is among the leading voices of the current generation of Buddhist teachers and a forerunner in the emerging field of contemplative psychotherapy. He is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Weill Cornell Medical College and contributing expert on mindfulness meditation for the BBC World Service. You can find him on MilesNeale.com. Thank you, Neale, for accepting my request to share this comparison on my website.
Scientific Research Related to Yogic Technology
- Increased Theta and Alpha EEG Activity During Nondirective Meditation. Jim Lagopoulos, Jian Xu, Inge Rasmussen, Alexandra Vik, Gin S. Malhi, Carl F. Eliassen, Ingrid E. Arntsen, Jardar G. Sæther, Stig Hollup, Are Holen, Svend Davanger, and Øyvind Ellingsen. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. November 2009, 15(11): 1187-1192 – The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
- Reducing psychological distress and obesity through Yoga practice. Dhananjai S, Sadashiv, Tiwari S, Dutt K, Kumar R. International Journal of Yoga. 2013;6(1):66-70. doi:10.4103/0973-6131.105949. – NCBI
- Assessment of the Effects of Pranayama/Alternate Nostril Breathing on the Parasympathetic Nervous System in Young Adults. Sinha AN, Deepak D, Gusain VS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR. 2013;7(5):821-823. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2013/4750.2948. – NCBI
- Yoga Reduces Prenatal Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Disturbances – NCBI
- Mind-Body Practices for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – NCBI
- Sudarshan Kriya Yogic Breathing in The Treatment of Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: Part 1-Neurophysiological Model – NCBI
- Yoga For Addiction Recovery – Yoga is a mindfulness activity that can help people deal with stressful situations, including those involving addiction and recovery. The practice uses physical and mental techniques to target the part of the brain affected by substance use disorders and to reduce drug cravings. It may be most effective when used alongside therapy. – DrugRehab.com
- “Mind the Trap”: Mindfulness Practice Reduces Cognitive Rigidity. Greenberg J, Reiner K, Meiran N (2012) PLoS ONE 7(5): e36206. Journals.plos.org
- Impact of Meditation on Autonomic Nervous System – A Research Study. Journal of Life Sciences. 1. 2277-2103144. Kiran & Arora, Anterpreet & Kaur, Deepinder & Thaman, Richa. (2011). Researchgate.net
- Meditation Effects on Cognitive Function and Cerebral Blood Flow in Subjects With Memory Loss: A Preliminary Study Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Vol 20, Page 517-526. Newberg A, Wintering N, Khalsa DS. National Library of Medicine.
Thanks for reading!
Tiaga Nihal Kaur,