Essential Books: Ancient Yoga Texts

Essential Books: Ancient Yoga Texts

ancient_textAnthology of Texts
Sacred Books from the East

The Vedas
The Holy Vedas– translated by Pandit Satyakam Vidyalankar

The Rig Veda (Penguin Classics)

The Upanishads

The Upanishads– translated by Eknath Easwaran

Upanisads (Oxford World’s Classics) translated by Patrick Olivelle

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita– translation by Eknath Easwaran

The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell

The Yoga Sutras

The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali: A New Translation with Commentary -translated by  Chip Hartranft

Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – translated by Swami Satyananda Saraswati

The Yoga-Sutra of Patañjali: A New Translation and Commentary – translated by Georg Feuerstein

Yoga: Discipline of Freedom: The Yoga Sutra Attributed to Patanjali translated by Barbara Stoler Miller

How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali -translation & commentary by Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood


The Pradipika & Hatha Yoga Texts
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika translated by Brian Dana Akers

Hatha Yoga Pradipika -translation and commentary by Swami Muktibodhananda