Recommended Reading on Yoga, Tantra, and Qigong

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Introductions to Yoga and Indic Esoterica:

Introductions to Tantra


Sacred Sexuality/ Tantra Yoga/ Taoist Sexuality:

(Note: sexological materials –may not be suitable for children!)

  • Sexual Secrets : The Alchemy of Ecstasy, by Nik Douglas, Penny Slinger ISBN: 0892818050 english / or ISBN: 0892815884 spanish
  • Spiritual Sex : The Secrets of Tantra from the Ice Age to the New Millennium, by Nik Douglas; ASIN: 0671537393 (limited availability)
  • Tantra Yoga, by Nik Douglas ISBN: 0685401723
  • Tantra: The Yoga of Sex, by Omar Garrison (out of print – available used)
  • Healing Love Through the Tao : Cultivating Female
    Sexual Energy
    , by Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia; ISBN: 0935621059
  • Taoist Secrets of Love : Cultivating Male Sexual
    Energy
    , by Mantak Chia, Michael Winn; ISBN: 0943358191
  • The Multi-Orgasmic Couple: Sexual Secrets Every Couple Should Know, by Mantak Chia (Editor), Maneewan Chia, Douglas Abrams, Rachel Carlton Abrams,Doug Abrams; ISBN: 0062516132

Yoga — History and Reference:

  • Yoga: Immortality and Freedom, by Mircea Eliade, Willard R. Trask (Translator); ISBN: 0691017646
  • The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, by Georg Feuerstein; ISBN: 1570625557
  • The Yoga Tradition: History, Religion, Philosophy and Practice, by Georg Feuerstein, Ken Wilber; ISBN: 1890772186

Recommended Translations of the Yoga Sutras, Gheranda Samhita, Siva Samhita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika:
You can order them from Nataraj Books in Alexandria, VA, and tell them UmaaTantra.com sent you!

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika of Yogi Swatmarama, translated and commented upon by Swami Muktibodhananda; ISBN 81-85787-38-7
  • The Siva Samhita, translated into English by Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu; ISBN 81-215-0507-0
  • The Gheranda Samhita, translated into English by Rai Bahadur Srisa Chandra Vasu; ISBN 81-215-0507-0

Recommended Translations of the Tantras and Agamas

  • Kaulajnana-nirnaya of the School of Matsyendranatha, text edited with an Exhaustive Introduction by P.C. Bagchi, translated into English by Maichael Magee; from Nataraj Books
  • The Yoga of Delight, Wonder, and Astonishment: A Translation of the Vijnana-bhairava, with an Introduction and Notes by Jaideva Singh, foreword by Paul Muller-Ortega; ISBN 0-7914-1074-9

Japa/Mantra Yoga

Yantra Yoga

Kundalini Shakti, Laya Yoga, and Mahavidya Yoga

  • The Serpent Power : 2 Works on Laya-Yoga, by Arthur Avalon, John George Woodroffe; ISBN: 0486230589
  • Layayoga: The Definitive Guide to the Chakras and Kundalini, by Shyam Sundar Goswami, Shyam, Sundar Goswami; ISBN: 0892817666

Ayurveda and Yoga

  • The Ayurveda Encyclopedia : Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention, & Longevity, by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha; ISBN: 0965804224
  • Yoga and Ayurveda, by David Frawley; ISBN: 0914955810
  • Ayurvedic Healing by David Frawley; ISBN: 1878423002
  • Yoga for Your Type : An Ayurvedic Approach to Your Asana Practice, by Dr. David Frawley, Sandra Summerfield Kozak; ISBN: 091026130X
  • The Healing Cuisine: India’s Art of Ayurvedic Cooking, by Harish Johari; ISBN: 089281382

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