Books

Every semester at Pacific Ashtanga Diana selects a book to go along with that semester's study.
Below please find a collection of semester and workshop books we studied in the last couple of years.
We hope that these books will inspire you, will help you to discover more about your practice, and your life.

Semester Books

"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships." ~ T.K.V. Desikachar
MindLift"
MindLift
by Kasper van der Meulen
The Heart of Yoga
by T. K. V. Desikachar
What Doesn't Kill Us
by Scott Carney
Moola Bandha: The Master Key
by Swami Buddhananda
The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee
by John Little
Anatomy of the Spirit
by Caroline Myss
Buddha's Brain
by Rick Hanson
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Big Magic
by Elisabeth Gilbert
Light on Life
by B.K.S. Iyengar
Awakening the Spine
by Vanda Scaravelli
The Happiness Advantage
by Shawn Achor
Walden: or, Life in the Woods
by Henry David Thoreau
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom
by John O'Donohue

Ashtanga Yoga Manual

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual
by David Swenson
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual (Japanese)
by David Swenson

Workshop Books

Yoga Mala
by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
by Swami Satchidananda
The Bhagavad Gita
by Eknath Easwaran
As a Man Thinketh
by James Allen
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl
Tao Passages
by Dorien Israel
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho
The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint Exupery
Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui
by Karen Kingston

Pacific Core Recommended Books

The Psoas Book
by Liz Koch
Pain Free
by Pete Egoscue
Pain Free at Your PC
by Pete Egoscue
Authentic Happiness
by Martin E. P. Seligman
The Power of Habit
by Charles Duhigg