The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali as Translated by and with commentary from Sri Swami Satchitanada takes the most famous and mysterious Yoga Sutras as written by the enigmatic Patanjali and brings them to light in an accessible and practical way.
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda is the beautiful story of one of the most beloved yogis to bring yoga to the United States. Yoganada narrates the story of his own life; his search for an enlightened teacher, his ten years of practice in a hermitage in India and the thirty years he spent carrying his message to the West all with engaging candor, supreme confidence and cunning wit. This piece serves a profound introduction to the ancient science and practice of Yoga and is widely considered a Modern Spiritual Classic, having been translated into more than twenty different languages and used for references in a number of Colleges and Universities.
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar is recognized as a classic of modern yoga and is one of the most comprehensive guides to Asana practice to date. Iyengar outlines his philosophy on yoga and some of the more meditative practices involved in an integrated practice. Well known in the world of modern yoga, Iyengar's style is synonymous with alignment and structure and is respected as one of the safest and most rehabilitating practices around. This book is considered the equivalent of the Bible of Iyengar Yoga and revered by many practitioners as an invaluable part of their yogic library.