Reading List

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – Translation and Commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Roots of Yoga – James Mallinson & Mark Singleton

Buddhism Without Beliefs – Stephen Batchelor


Pranayama translates as Prana (life energy / breath) + ayama (control). It’s a way of controlling our breathing to influence our physical / mental state and is a core component of yoga. Some exercises can be found here.