Yoga Resources

Since the team at Edinburgh Community Yoga, eat, breathe and sleep yoga, we want to offer  yoga resources to help you get started

Here we recommend what we find interesting and inspiring about yoga and meditation – everything from books, teachers, media articles, science papers and videos.

Music

Much of the music used in class is by Deva PrimalCraig Pruess and Snatam Kaur

Recent media articles and science papers about the benefits of yoga and meditation:

Addiction Resource – Yoga – why its great for people recovering from drug abuse
BBC News – How Yoga is helping prisoners stay calm
Yoga for anxiety and depression – Harvard Health
The News Herald – Yoga helps children focus, relieve stress and concentrate at school
Yogaanonymous.com – How yoga might save the US trillions of dollars
Yogaanonymous.com – Genetic evidence of yoga’s impact on the immune system

Inspiring videos and documentaries

B. K. S. Iyengar, founder of Iyengar yoga, 1938 newsreal on youtube
3D Human software
Why We Breathe
Addiction, Recovery and Yoga
Yoga in the shadows
Matthew Sweeney Vinyasa Unlocked
Prison Yoga Project James Fox

Online Journals

Mind Body Green – Your Guide to Wellness
Elephant Journal – Yoga, Sustainability, Politics, Spirituality

Books

The Illustrated Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar
Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar
Light on Life: The Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom by B. K. S. Iyengar
Awakening The Spine by Vanda Scaravelli
Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Four Chapters on Freedom: Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Energy in Season Five Keys to Vitality by Julie Hanson and Susan Woodd
Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga by Ray Long
Stretching by Jean Anderson
Yoga Anatomy.com
Vinyasa Krama by Matthew Sweeney
Ashtanga Yoga – The Practice Manual by David Swenson
Imagine That!: Child’s Guide to Yoga by Kenneth S Cohen
Yoga for Children: a Complete Illustrated Guide by Swati Chanchani
Kundalini Tantra by Swami Saraswati
Yoga Nidra by Swami Satyananda Sarawati
Dance Movement Therapy: A Creative Psychotherapeutic Approach by Bonnie Meekums
The TM Technique by Peter Russell
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Scottish Recommendations

All the websites below are our own personal recommendations

Edinburgh Osteopathy
Chi and Co.
The only Feldenkrais practitioner in Edinburgh
Medical Alternative – Reiki Training
Michael Stanclift, N.D. The only practicing nauropathic doctor in the UK
Lazy Yoga – Thai and chavutti massage
Kinesia – pilates and thai massage
No 14 Alva Street – Pilates, qigong and remedial massage
Body Rock Therapy – Hot stone and sports massage
Remedial Pilates
Shanti Yoga
Caroline Vinyasa Yoga Teacher
Edinburgh Acupuncture

Organisations of interest

Transcendental Meditation UK
Yoga Aliance UK
Yoga Bliss Hub
Yoga Therapists

Yoga equipment

ecoyoga.co.uk

For any tips or advice we can offer, contact Edinburgh Community Yoga