Advanced Yoga Practices Plus
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, 8-Shamanism,
9-Channeled Teachings
, 10-Biographies, 11-Inspiring Stories, 12-Health,
, 14-Death/Reincarnation, and 15-Other Related Books.


Blofeld, John -- I Ching - The Book of Change -- 1965 -- The ancient Chinese book of divination.
Chang, Stephen -- The Great Tao -- 1985 -- A comprehensive work of the philosophies and practices of Taoism.
Chang, Stephen -- The Tao of Sexology -- 1986 -- A comprehensive presentation of Taoist sexual principles and practices.
Chia, Mantak -- Awaken Healing Energy Through The Tao -- 1983 -- Easy to follow Taoist exercises for cultivating and balancing the inner energies. Introduction of the microcosmic orbit.
Chia, Mantak -- Taoist Ways to Transform Stress into Vitality -- 1985 -- The Healing Tao System, inner smile, microcosmic orbit, and the six healing sounds.
Chia, Mantak -- Chi Self-Massage -- 1986 -- An approach to massage that is energy oriented rather than muscle oriented.
Chia, Mantak -- Iron Shirt Chi Kung -- 1986 -- Spiritual application of martial methods to strength internal organs, root oneself solidly, and unify physical, mental and spiritual health.
Chia, Mantak -- Taoist Secrets of Love - Cultivating Male Sexual Energy -- 1984 -- A breakthrough book on Taoist sexual methods for men that are largely consistent with and compliment the methods of Tantra.
Chia, Mantak -- Healing Love Through the Tao - Cultivating Female Sexual Energy -- 1986 -- A breakthrough book on Taoist sexual methods for women that are largely consistent with and compliment the methods of Tantra.
Dorje, Lama Ngakpha (Max Christensen) -- Pillars of Bliss -- 2003 -- A primer on Kunlun Nei Gung practice, noted for its dramatic physical and psychic effects.
Huang, Jane -- Primordial Breath, Volume 1-- 1987 -- Seven treatises on breathing techniques from the Taoist Canon, the Tai Tsang.
Huang, Jane -- Primordial Breath, Volume 2 -- 1990 -- Nine additional treatises on breathing techniques from the Taoist Canon, the Tai Tsang.
Kohn, Livia -- Introducing Daoism -- 2008 -- An integrated historical survey of the many lineages of Chinese Daoism (Taoism), from ancient times to its modern expressions in the West. Philosophy, key principles and major practices are covered.
Lao Tsu/Blakney -- Tao Te Ching - The Way of Life -- 1955 -- A concise translation of the great work.
Lao Tsu/Mitchell -- Tao Te Ching -- 1992 -- An excellent translation of this great Chinese scripture.
Lao Tsu/Wing -- The Tao of Power - Tao Te Ching -- 1986 -- A very entertaining translation of this great scripture.
Luk, Charles (Lu K'Uan Yu) -- Secrets of Chinese Meditation -- 1964 -- One of the few books in English devoted entirely to Chinese Buddhist and Taoist meditation methods.
Man-ching, Cheng -- Tai Chi Chuan -- 1981 -- An introduction to the short form of the martial art of Tai Chi, for promoting physical well-being and spiritual balance.
Ming-Dao, Deng -- 365 Tao -- 1992 -- A book of Tao meditations - one for each day of the year.
Odier, Daniel -- Nirvana Tao -- 1974 -- The meditation techniques of the Taoist and Buddhist masters.
Po-Tuan, Chang/Cleary -- Inner teachings of Taoism -- 1986 -- A practical scripture of Taoism on the "alchemy" of refining the self to wholeness.
Ware, James -- Sayings of Confucius -- 1955 -- The wisdom of the great social sage of China.

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