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5 Must Read Books From Adhiroha Library

5 Must Read Books From Adhiroha Library

Reading is essential for those who seek to rise beyond the ordinary. It reveals the truth that reality obscures. To read is to voyage through time and dive into countless experiences. Did you ever think about how we inherited yoga from our ancestors? Definitely! Books. They are a fantastic resource to record knowledge. Only so much can be remembered and accurately through scriptures. Without books, most history and discoveries would simply be forgotten.


Adhiroha believes in the power of reading. We have a fully equipped library which is set up with varied kinds of yoga books for deeper learning. Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is not just a physical activity but in truth, it's a lifestyle that encompasses physical, mental and even spiritual health.


5 Must-Read Books From Adhiroha Library


The library has an amazing selection of yoga books out there to choose from. Covering everything from basic poses for beginners to more complex routines for experienced practitioners. We also have an exclusive collection on philosophy and spirituality. Here are the top 5 must-reads to support your learning experience, once you are here for yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.


Sure Ways to Self Realization

The only way to know yourself and connect with your inner being is through meditation. It is an essential aspect of yoga. To attain the goals of self-realization you have to study, you have to understand through knowledge. Sure ways to Self Realization explores the practice of meditation from cultures all over the world. It is a manual of practical techniques of Dharana and yoga. It is incredibly useful for yoga practitioners as it allows them to compare and contrast the yogic approach to that of other systems of self-realization through the ages.


Four Chapters on Freedom

Sage Patanjali a founder of the Ashtanga yoga tradition wrote a text containing 196 Sutras in Sanskrit which is known as Yoga Sutras.  To understand the philosophy of Yoga Sutras, Four Chapters on Freedom is a comprehensive commentary on the yoga sutras of Patanjali. It brings the sutras to light in form of commentary, translation and transliteration for modern readers. It breaks down the basic ideas of Patanjali verse by verse making it an all-time yoga companion. The four chapters are Samadhi Pada, Sadhana Pada, Vibhuti Pada and Kaivalya Pada.


Light on Yoga

Known as the bible for hundreds of thousands of people who practice yoga daily, Light on yoga is a must-read for all serious practitioners. It is simplified to form a better understanding of asanas in detail. The teachings are based on Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. It gives perspective and direction to practice. The last section of the book is dedicated to breathing techniques which will help you connect with your inner self. As Iyengar said, “Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future. In yoga, they come together in the present.”


Bhagwad Gita

“The wise man lets go of all results, whether good or bad and is focused on the action alone.” No work in all Indian literature is more quoted, because none is better loved, in the West, than the Bhagavad-gita. It is an early epic verse record that recounts the conversation between Arjuna the warrior and his charioteer Lord Krishna. It means the song of God. The book takes you a step closer to the assorted forms of yogas like Karma yoga, Gyan yoga, Sankhya yoga and Buddhi yoga. It has been endearing to all those who seek Truth, who look for perfection, who are interested in a complete science of everything irrespective of caste, creed, religion and nationality.


Swara Yoga

The book is based on the ancient science of pranic body rhythms and explores how prana can be controlled through the breath. It says that breath is the language of our self and it has a connection to all the movement of time. The text summarizes Swara's Knowledge and its usage in day to day life through metaphors and an extremely simple presentation. The practices can be used in daily life to save vital force and to avoid negative influences in daily life. It is a must-read for seekers of Yoga.


Mindful reading helps to achieve balance in many areas of life. Adhiroha’s library gives a space off the screens. It inspires creativity and enhances learning during yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.





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