Diana Recommends

Photo by Lauraluv Cowen

Photo by Lauraluv Cowen

 

 

There are so many really excellent books written on the subject of yoga, health and awareness,it is hard to know where to begin. These are a few of my all-time favorites. This list constantly changes, as I do, but some of these are true classics for any seeking person.

The list I have compiled here is merely a general guide to some reading and ideas that have influenced me and that I highly recommend. Wherever you are on your journey you will be drawn in your own manner towards a path that will light your way.

For your convenience all the following books can be found at Amazon.com. Just click on the titles and the Amazon.com window will open up.

Additionally, I have added some wonderful movies that are spiritually minded, in sometimes obvious, and sometimes not so obvious ways. They are all teaching films that educate, illuminate, and enlighten, on spiritual principle in action. These are some of my favorites, in no particular order, just as I thought of them.  Enjoy!

 

 

THE ARTIST’S WAY
by Julia Cameron

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
by M. Scott Peck, MD

THINK ON THESE THINGS
by J. Krishnamurti
And anything else by him.

THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR
by Dan Millman

YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE
by Louise Hay

PSYCHIC HEALING
by Amy Wallace and Bill Henkin

THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
by Alan Cohen

THE ANATOMY COLORING BOOK
by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Epson

HEALTHY HEALING
by Linda Rector-Page, N.D., PHd.
This is an amazing reference book.

STAYING HEALTHY WITH THE SEASONS
by Elson M. Haas, M.D.

MIRACLES
by Stuart Wilde

PLAYING BALL ON RUNNING WATER
by David K. Reynolds, PHD

WHEN THINGS FALL APART
by Pema Chodron

WHEN FOOD IS LOVE
by Geneen Roth

THE WAY OF THE SUPERIOR MAN
by David Deida

SILENT POWER
by Stuart Wilde

THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
by Robert Fritz

PSYCHIC LIVING
by Andrei Ridgeway

ARE YOU REALLY TOO SENSITIVE?
by Marcy Calhoun

DON’T SHOOT THE DOG
by Karen Pryor

ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT
by Caroline Myss

GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT
by Harvel Hendrix

THE LANGUAGE OF FEELINGS
by David Viscott, M.D.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES
by Foundation for Inner Peace

THE WAR OF ART
by Steven Pressfield

A WOMAN’S WORTH
by Marianne Williamson

GETTING UNSTUCK
by Pema Chodron

EAT, PRAY, LOVE
by Elizabeth Gilbert

On Meditation

OPENING TO MEDITATION
by Diana Lang

WHEREVER YOU GO; THERE YOU ARE
by Jon Kabat-Zinn

ZEN MIND, BEGINNER’S MIND
by Shunryu Suzuki

A GRADUAL AWAKENING
by Stephen Levine
An inspiring, poetic and philosophical look at meditation and the problems and rewards that arise in practice.

THE POWER OF NOW
by Eckhart Tolle

THE RELAXATION RESPONSE
by Herbert Benson, MD
A scientific examination and explanation of meditation and stress reduction.

Yoga

THE RUNNER YOGA BOOK
by Jean Couch
One of my favorites. It is written from an athletes point of
view and shows use of props for
beginning-intermediate students.

YOGA – THE IYENGAR WAY
by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta
I studied with them for a year in England. Very well put together with excellent illustrative photos.

THE SIVANANDA COMPANION TO YOGA
by the Sivananda Yoga Center
Yoga in the classical tradition

LIGHT ON YOGA
by B.K.S. Iyengar

STRETCH & RELAX
by M. Tobias & M. Stewart

Healing & Energy Work

ENERGY MEDICINE
by Donna Eden

HANDS OF LIGHT
by Barbara Ann Brennan

YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE
by Louise Hay

PSYCHIC HEALING
by Amy Wallace and Bill Henkin

WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL
(on tape or CD – the live version)
Carolyn Myss

THE ANATOMY COLORING BOOK
by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence M. Epson

HEALTHY HEALING
by Linda Rector-Page, N.D., Phd.
This is an amazing reference book.

STAYING HEALTHY WITH THE SEASONS
by Elson M. Haas, M.D.

HEALING BACK PAIN:  THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION
by John E. Sarno

 

Movies

To Kill A Mockingbird

Groundhog Day

Altered States

ET

Amadeus

Chocolate

American Beauty

The Wizard of Oz

Dead Poet’s Society

Big

Martian Child

The Karate Kid

Citizen Kane

It’s a Wonderful Life

Babe

War Games

Star Wars 1977 – The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Amadeus

Kumare

Network

What Dreams May Come

Little Buddha

The Fisher King

Braveheart

Heaven Can Wait

Kundun

Network

The Right Stuff

The Matrix

The Wizard of Oz

The Jerk

Scrooged

The Sixth Sense

Bedazzled

What Dreams May Come

The Fisher King

Flowers for Algernon

The Fifth Element

Dogma

Powder

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Rocky 1

Michael

West Side Story

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder)