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Yoga and Spiritual Book List
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The AYP list of
nearly 500 yoga,
spiritual, and related books is discussed in Lesson #253.
The books are divided into fifteen categories: 1-Yoga/Tantra/Advaita-Vedanta,
3-Taoism, 4-Theosophy, 5-Judeo/Christian,
6-Western Mystics/Teachers, 7-Islam/Sufism,
Teachings, 10-Biographies, 11-Inspiring Stories, 12-Health,
and 15-Other Related Books.
Andrews, Ted --
Healer's Manual -- 1993 -- A beginners guide to energy therapies.
Anonymous (the Big Book) -- 1935 -- The guiding light of the AA movement, defining the
now-famous "Twelve Step" program that is used to treat virtually every form of
addiction and compulsive behavior. Millions of lives have been improved by the Twelve Step
program in its many applications.
Armstrong, John --
Water of Life - A Treatise on Urine Therapy -- 1971 -- Intriguing case studies that
show how urine therapy has been successfully used to treat cases of the common cold,
rheumatisn, arthritus, mucus colitus, obesity, prostate trouble, pyorrhoea and many other
disorders and diseases.
Banchek, Linda --
Cookbook -- 1990 -- One of the best ayurveda cookbooks.
Benson, Herbert --
Response -- 1975 -- A simple meditation technique that has been learned by millions.
Borysenko, Joan --
the Body, Mending the Mind -- 1984 -- An associate of Herbert Benson of
"Relaxation Response" fame examines the role of stress management and the
mind/body connection in maintaining health.
Brennan, Barbara --
of Light -- 1987 -- The classic work on hands-on healing. It is the standard for many
Bruce, Robert --
Energy Work -- 2007 -- Using the principles of energy management for
healing and spiritual development.
Chopra, Deepak --
Health -- 1987 -- His first book on Ayurveda, written under the guidance of Maharishi
Chopra, Deepak --
Healing -- 1989 -- Expanding the view of the mind/body connection in medicine and
healing. The role of consciousness.
Chopra, Deepak --
Health: The Complete Mind/Body Guide -- 1991 -- Chopra's most comprehensive book on
Christy, Martha --
Own Perfect Medicine -- 1994 -- The amazing medicinal powers of the ancient spiritual
method of amaroli - urine therapy. Includes case studies on various ailments.
Clark, Linda --
of Natural Remedies -- 1976 -- Natural remedies for a wide range of ailments.
Cooper, Ken --
Aerobics Program For Total Well-Being: Exercise, Diet , And Emotional
-- 1985 -- Expanded edition of the 1970s classic that got
the world running for good cardiovascular health.
Crook, William --
Yeast Connection -- 1983 -- Everything you ever wanted to know about candida albicans,
the yeast germ that contributes to numerous ailments, and how to resolve them once and for
Cummings and Ullman --
Guide to Homeopathic Medicines -- 1984 -- A comprehensive work of homeopathic
Danskin and Crow --
- An Introduction and Guide -- 1981 -- What is biofeedback therapy? This, and many
other questions are answered.
Diamond, Harvey and Marilyn --
for Life -- 1985 -- The diet craze that swept the western world in the 1980s, based on
low fat fresh foods, and food combining principles.
Dougans, Inge --
Illustrated Guide to Reflexology -- 1996 -- A thorough guide on reflexology, including
history, anatomy, meridian system, foot massage methods, self-treatment and references.
Evans, Mark --
Tai Chi, Massage, Therapies and Healing Remedies -- 2002 -- A large, lavishly
illustrated book on the subject methodologies. A beautiful volume for the coffee table,
and much more.
Gillanders, Ann --
to Health and Harmony with Reflexology -- 1997 -- Case studies on reflexology
treatment of a variety of ailments, by a leading reflexologist.
Gillanders, Ann --
Guide to Foot and Hand Reflexology -- 1998 -- A leading book on reflexology by a
Gray, Robert --
Health Handbook -- 1980 -- A leading colon cleansing and health program.
Jaggi, OP --
and Tantric Medicine -- 1979 -- Yogic techniques to aid in preserving or restoring
Krieger, Dolores --
Therapeutic Touch -- 1979 -- A leading book on hands-on healing.
Lappe, Frances Moore --
for a Small Planet -- 1971 -- The classic on food combining at the bottom of the food
chain - grains, legumes, vegetables and other fresh foods. How to get complete proteins
from a non-meat diet.
Lubeck, Walter --
Complete Reiki Handbook -- 1994 -- A basic introduction and methods of application of
Lucas, Richard --
of the Chinese Herbalists -- 1977 -- Chinese herbal remedies for all sorts of
ailments, including many case histories.
Mann, Felix --
- The Ancient Chinese Art of Healing -- 1962 -- A classic work on acupuncture by a
leading Western practitioner.
Morrison, Judith --
of Ayurveda - A Holistic Approach to Health and Longevity -- 1995 -- A good, easy to
follow introduction to Ayurveda.
Ornish, Dean --
Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease -- 1990 -- The famous and proven
"open your heart" program utilizing a low fat diet and balanced living to
prevent and reverse heart disease.
Pooley, Nicola --
- A Step-by-Step Guide -- 1998 -- An introduction to the Japanese method of massage
Randolf, CW --
Hormone Hell to Hormone Well -- 2004 -- The use of natural "human-identical"
hormones as a safe, effective hormone replacement treatment for PMS, perimenopause,
menopause or hysterectomy.
Rawls and Diskin --
for Beauty and Health -- 1967 -- A 1960s guide to Hatha Yoga, primarily for women.
Sannella, Lee --
- Psychosis or Transcendence? -- 1976 -- Considering the rise of Kundalini as a
rebirthing process occurring in humanity. Includes clinical case studies of people
experiencing kundalini symptoms.
Sarno, John --
Back Pain - The Mind Body Connection -- 1991 -- How to naturally heal back pain caused
by spasms, or TMS (tension myositis syndrome).
Shelton, Herbert --
Can Save Your Life -- 1964 -- A classic work on fasting for physical and spiritual
Tappan, Franses --
Massage Techniques -- 1980 -- An overview of healing massage techniques - holistic,
classical and emerging methods.
Van Der Kroon, Coen --
Fountain - The Complete Guide to Urine Therapy -- 1993 -- Principles and practices of
the ancient spiritual method of amaroli - urine therapy.
Vlamis, Gregory --
Flower Remedies to the Rescue -- 1986 -- The theory and practice of using the
homeopathic flower remedies of Dr. Edward Bach.
Wildwood, Christine --
and Massage Book -- 1993 -- Aromatherapy history and practice, including instructions
on how to use essential oils to treat different health ailments.
Williams, Teasdale, Segal,
The Mindful Way through Depression -- 2007 -- Using Buddhist mindfulness
techniques to overcome chronic unhappiness.
Yochanan, Rywerant --
Method -- 1983 -- A training manual of basic theories and techniques of Feldenkrais.
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