I just realized my list of “must have” books isn’t getting any shorter, thanks to generous tips from fellow yoga students and teachers at last weekend’s course. Will simply have to restrain myself for a few more weeks: my education budget for this month is already bursting at the seams (enough to spill onto next month as well). But as soon as I can, I’ll splash out at least on the following:
– Good guide to different varieties of yoga and how to sequence classes. Infinite possibilities for variation, clear pics and good explanations of the sequences. Also a thorough look at special needs groups such as expectant mothers etc.
– A brilliant anatomy book. Already have the Pilates equivalent in the same series, but since you can never learn enough about anatomy (or at least I can’t, because my brain is too thick to take it all in at one go) you just have to keep on reading. I’m hoping clarity will hit me at some point…
– Tells the stories behind a number of different yoga positions (asanas). Provides fascinating insights into the mythic world of yoga – a “behind the scenes” kind of look into the traditions which today’s yoga practice is based on. Could be useful if you want to give your students a bit more background than the regular instructions on each asana.