Reading List for breathwork courses

The Tao of Natural Breathing by Denis Lewis An excellent exposition on the natural breath

Prana and pranayama by Bihar school of yoga
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Light on Pranayama, by BKS Iyengar, View online here

The Breathing Book: Vitality and Good Health Through Essential Breath Work by Donna Farhi
An accessible guide to breathing including a very useful section on unhealthy styles of breathing

Breath, Mind and Consciousness by Harish Johari Insight into Swara yoga (the art of balance)

Breath by Breath, by Larry Rosenberg A comprehensive study of the Anapasati Sutta

Breathe! You Are Alive: Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing by Thich Nhat Hanh
A excellent translation of the Anapasati Sutta with commmentaries

Yoga Rahasya by Sri Nathamuni
Very useful book by Krishnamacharya. Valuable advice on asana and pranayama practice

Yoga Yajnavalkya, translation by A. G. Mohan
Useful classic, offering a different perspective on the 8 limbs path and, 4 chapters on pranayama practice.

Moving into Meditation: A 12-week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners by Anne Cushman An excellent and practical guide to integrating yoga and mindfulness