There are so many wonderful yoga resources, though none is more valuable than attending class under the guidance and caring, watchful eyes of a qualified yoga teacher. The teaching of yoga is primarily a relationship between teacher and student, though in this day and age one can take online classes without ever meeting the teacher. During the pandemic that began in 2020, receiving teaching online has become standard. As a long-time practitioner and teacher of yoga asana who is continually scrutinized by other yogis, I often take classes via Yoga International. I recommend studying in person with a teacher for at least a year before taking online classes.
The ShambhavAnanda tradition I study and teach is experiential. Knowledge is acquired primarily through doing and being rather than in solely pursuing the intellectual underpinnings of yoga. For an avid reader like myself, this continues to be a challenge.
Below are some of my favorites. I will continue to add to the list.
https://yogainternational.com/ Definitely at the top of my list. So many wonderful articles and videos of masters discussing all aspects the yogic lifestyle.
http://www.eldoradoyoga.net/My alma mater.
A Seat by the Fire, by Swami Shambhavananda, the spiritual leader at Eldorado and Shoshoni Yoga Centers in Colorado and Konalani Yoga Ashram in Hawaii. You can buy the book at either Colorado ashram.
The Upanishads, an ancient Indian wisdom text, translated by Sri Eknath Easwaran, consists of dialogues between teacher and student, imparting paths for living spiritually in a material world.
Vijnanabhairava, or Divine Consciousness, by Jaideva Singh, offers philosophy and instruction in 112 meditation practices. In meditation, there truly is something for everyone. Students practiced the meditations in the Vijnanabairava alongside Paul Reps and Nyogen Senzaki’s book, Zen Flesh Zen Bones.
Where Are You Going? by Swami Muktananda