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We stock a wide range of books from the Bihar School of Yoga. Click on the links below to jump to a section.

Asana & Pranayama | Yoga Nidra & Meditation | Commentaries & Philosophy | Spiritual Life | For Women | For Children | Yoga Therapy


ASANA & PRANAYAMA

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Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB)
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
One of the most comprehensive, clear and systematic yoga manuals available. Contains clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, which guide the practitioner and teacher from the simplest to most advanced practices. A modern therapeutic index for yoga therapists will allow treatment of various illnesses and disorders.
Price: NZ$45

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Prana & Pranayama
By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
This book is a comprehensive text on the classical philosophy of prana, life force, and Pranayama, the expansion and control of the life force. It provides a complete description of the science of Pranayama as presented in the classical texts and as taught in the Satyananda Yoga tradition by Bihar School of Yoga.
Price: NZ$35

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Surya Namaskara
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Surya Namaskara (salute to the sun) is a well-known series of postures which stretch, tone and increase flexibility and vitality, expand inner awareness and promote greater clarity of mind. This is an important cornerstone to regular yoga practice.
Price: NZ$20

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Introduction to Yoga, Asana & Pranayama
Satyananda Yoga
A simple guide to the foundation of yoga. Home practice plans are included.
Price: NZ$20

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Moola Bandha - The Master Key
Swami Buddhananda
An introduction to the ancient practice of bandha; a simple yet dynamic practice which has a profound effect on the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions. This text focuses on the theory and practice of moola bandha describing both preliminary and advanced practices.
Price: NZ$20


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YOGA NIDRA & MEDITATION

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Yoga Nidra
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga Nidra has a profound effect on people’s lives, giving the ability to experience deep relaxation. This book explains in depth both the yogic and scientific background to the principles that lie behind the many aspects of Yoga Nidra and how and why they work.
Price: NZ$30

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Meditations from the Tantras
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Meditation lies at the center of yogic practices for self-knowledge. Once entering the inner world of meditation there are many practices available to us. This book contains the refined essence of meditation techniques from the original Tantric texts and provides an insight into the theory, practice and importance of meditation in our day-to-day lives.
Price: NZ$35

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Sure Ways to Self Realization
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
A practical and informative text that outlines different systems of meditation from cultures all over the world. Understand the path of meditation, the obstacles and how to overcome them. Includes theory and practice suitable for all ages and experience.
Price: NZ$40

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Dharana Darshan
By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
This book contains classical meditation practices derived from the Upanishads, Tantras and other traditional yogic texts. It deals with the subjects of concentration, psychic symbols, visualisation, as well as the most common obstacles encountered by practitioners. Perfect for those already familiar with the fundamentals of meditation.
Price: NZ$40

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Kundalini Tantra
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
This is a key textbook for Kundalini Yoga that incorporates in-depth explanations and full descriptions of the practices that lead to kundalini awakening. Understand the principles of prana, the energy channels within the body.
Price: NZ$45

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Taming the Kundalini
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
An intimate account of correspondence between Swami Satyananda Saraswati and a close disciple, during the period of 1959-62. A precious glimpse into the guru-disciple relationship as well as yogic and spiritual training.
Price: NZ$22

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Dynamics of Yoga
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
These early teachings of Swami Satyananda Saraswati aim to give the reader a clear understanding of yogic techniques and a practical application in daily life. The core practices of yoga and meditation are described in a simple and effective language, with emphasis on the development of awareness.
Price: NZ$20

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Tattwa Shuddhi
By Swami Satyasangananda
Tattwa Shuddhi is a Tantric practice of purification of the five elements within the human body. This book describes the origins and benefits of tattwa shuddhi and clearly describes how to cleanse and purify using powerful symbols and sounds.
Price: NZ$25

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Yoga Sadhana Panorama - Volume 1 & 2
By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
This is a series of inspiring lectures & satsangs by Swami Niranjanananda on many aspects of yoga
Price: Volume 1 - NZ$40, Volume 2 - NZ$40

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COMMENTARIES & YOGIC PHILOSOPHY

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Swara Yoga
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Swara Yoga is the Tantric Science of Brain Breathing. Learn what the ancient texts say about the Swara, the rhythms and currents of the breath flow, and understand the scientific perspective on the energy that flows throughout the body. Control of the Swara (subtle breath) will improve internal balance, good health and the self-knowledge that leads towards self-realization.
Price: NZ$30

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Yoga Darshan
By Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati
A comprehensive book detailing the various traditions, philosophies and the psychology of yoga from a modern perspective. Yogic practices are detailed along with explanations of how Yogis perceive the body. This is an important reference text.
Price: NZ$45

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Four Chapters on Freedom
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
The Yoga Sutras, consisting of 196 epithets or threads of yoga, is the most respected treatise on yoga. The extensive and clear commentary on each sutra by Swami Satyananda fully explains the text and the path of Raja Yoga.
Price: NZ$35

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Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Light on Hatha Yoga)
By Swami Muktibodhananda
This book is a thorough translation and commentary by Swami Satyananda on the original text by Maharishi Swatmarama. It elucidates the entire science of Hatha Yoga as it was conceived and practiced originally. This text points out that Hatha Yoga is not just a physical practice but a process of cellular transmutation from gross to subtle to divine. Thus Hatha Yoga was considered the foundation of all higher yogas. This text clearly shows the link between Tantra and Hatha Yoga, and also emphasizes that Hatha Yoga leads to Raja Yoga.
Price: NZ$45

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Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra – The Ascent
Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati
This book contains the Sanskrit text, transliteration and commentary of the original Kashmiri Shivaism text Vijnana Bhairava Tantra. Here 112 different dharanas, or techniques of concentration, are described, which can easily be incorporated into one’s daily life, providing a systematic way for the aspirant to gradually develop steady concentration and lead toward meditation.
Price: NZ$45

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Yoga Chudamani Upanishad
Swami Satyadharma
A manual for advanced and initiated aspirants containing the original Sanskrit verses, transliteration and a comprehensive commentary which elucidates a unique combination of Kundalini Yoga and Vedantic philosophy.
Price: NZ$35

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Practical Yoga Psychology
Dr Rishi Vivekananda
‘Practical Yoga Psychology’ is a blend of yogic teachings, psychology, psychiatry and other branches of Western science that gives a helpful and insightful overview of the human personality.
Price: NZ$35

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Siddha Stotra Mala – Garland of Chants
Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India
Essential for Bhakta yogis and yoginis, beautiful transliterated Sanskrit chants including a Phonetic Pronunciation Guide.
Price: NZ$28


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SPIRITUAL LIFE

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Teachings of Swami Satyananda – Volumes 1 to 6
By Swami Satyananda
An inspirational collection of teachings given by Swami Satyananda from 1968 to 1984, includes discussions on yoga, spirituality, karma, mind, emotions, God and much, much more.
Price: Volume 1, 2, 3 - NZ$22 each; Volume 4 ,5, 6 - NZ$25 each

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Karma Sannyasa (Spiritual Life for the Householder)
By Swami Satyasangananda
An empowering read, introducing a practical way of living yoga in our day to day life, enabling the individual to develop higher awareness while fully engaged in any external activities. Karma Sannyasa describes methods to transform our habits and realize a happier and more positive outlook through the blossoming of spiritual awareness.
Price: NZ$30

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Light on Guru Disciple Relationship
By Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati, under the direct guidance of Swami Satyananda Saraswati
A beautiful hard cover publication, including Black and White photographs. This treasure is bound to answer any questions you may have about taking on a spiritual teacher and the different aspects of this spiritual path.
Price: NZ$25


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YOGA FOR WOMEN

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Nawa Yogini Tantra
Compiled by Swami Muktananda Saraswati
A book of yoga that addresses the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of women.
Price: NZ$25

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Pre-Natal Yoga Book
Yoga Association of Victoria
Beautiful practices for the mother-to-be, to improve and maintain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. There is also a corresponding double CD set; click here for details.
Price: NZ$28


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YOGA FOR CHILDREN

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Yoga Education for Children
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
The art of teaching children is often underestimated, but the children are our future leaders. Children who are taught yoga experience the benefits of greater concentration and less erratic behavior in the classroom. This book explains fully the art of teaching yoga to children in a way that makes yoga practices relevant to the children themselves.
Price: NZ$35


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YOGA THERAPY

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Yogic Management of Common Diseases
By Dr Swami Karmananda
Prepared by two doctors, this book is a valuable work for both doctor / patient and teacher / student. It deals with 37 diseases which afflict the human body and gives basic information about the causes and effects of each condition from the yogic as well as medical points of view.
Price: NZ$25

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Yogic Management of Asthma and Diabetes
By Dr Shankardevananda Saraswati
This book explains two common disorders that can be managed efficiently by yoga. It includes yogic research on both conditions, giving clinical trials and case histories, documenting yoga therapy camps for asthma and diabetes, and explaining the holistic approach to therapy and how yoga works.
Price: NZ$30

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Yoga and Cardiovascular Management
By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
This book discusses the whole range of heart and vascular diseases plus the relevant co-existing diseases like diabetes mellitus and pulmonary disorders from the modern scientific as well as yogic viewpoints. The research data was correlated by an Australian doctor and the scientific disposition and language make the book ideal for both medical scientists and lay people alike.
Price: NZ$25

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The Practices of Yoga for the Digestive System
By Dr Swami Shankardevananda Saraswati
This book deals with the digestive system, including the physiology of digestion, the psychology of hunger and eating, and yogic management of a variety of digestive disorders from simple wind and indigestion to acidity, constipation, piles, and diarrhoea, with special reference to diet. Clear instructions and diagrams for each practice are given, which even a beginner can follow.
Price: NZ$25

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The Effects of Yoga on Hypertension
By Dr Swami Shankardevananda Saraswati
This book describes the basic physiology of the cardiovascular system and the various causes of hypertension including psychological and pranic influences, lifestyle, stress and heredity. The yogic view is discussed in depth along with that of modern medicine. It also contains a weekly chart of yoga techniques with clear instructions for individual practices.
Price: NZ$25

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