Suggested Books & Resources
These books played a VERY important role in helping to craft this course and design our Soorya Namaskara practice.
You will most certainly find contradicting information if you read all of them, which is why it took many months of experimentation and practice to discover and realize the practice we’ve shared here.
That said, each book contains knowledge and insights that you will definitely enjoy.
Surya Namaskara – A Technique of Solar Vitalization by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
This book has a wealth of information on the Soorya Namaskara practice and is the primary inspiration for this video. (although, the books that follow provided the visualization colors and graphics of the Chakras)
Yoga Exercises For Health & Happiness by Swami Jyotirmayananda
This book was translated into English from Hindi, so there are some discrepencies, but there are so many hidden gems of wisdom and Hatha Yoga Practices in here.
Note: This appears to be the improved edition.
Laya Yoga – The Definitive Guide To The Chakras And Kundalini by Shyam Sundar Goswami
“Definitive Guide” is an understatement. This is THE most in-depth tome of wisdom on the Chakras and the Kundalini system of practices. It constantly draws from the ancient Vedas – almost too often.
It’s a tough read if you don’t know the Yogic and Sanskrit language but if you have a DEEP interest in this science, you will find this to be an invaluable addition to your library.
Chakras – Energy Centers of Transformation by Harish Johari
This is a MUCH simpler and easier to digest book that parallels the Laya Yoga book very well. They actually recommend each other in the back of the book.
You will find this book more enjoyable to study, but it still maintains it’s ancient roots and knowledge of the Chakra System.
This book was the final source of the “colors” to concentrate on that we shared in the above video.
The Complete Illustrated Book Of Yoga by Swami Vishnu-devananda
If I had to choose a favorite Hatha Yoga book, this is it.
Of course, if you follow the ‘programs’ that are laid out in the back of the book, prepare to be doing a DIFFERENT type of Yoga than you might be familiar with.
The Hatha Yoga we do, and the Hatha Yoga outlined in this book is not simply for becoming more flexible, strong, or lean.
It is a specific system of poses that align and purify your energies so that you are prepared to enter into higher states of consiousness.
Hint: Prepare to be “standing on your head” and twisting your body in ways you might not be used to.
These are some of our favorite resources and also the primary sources of knowledge and teachings that helped create this course.
We hope you enjoy a few of them.