I've been living inside the books since the day I was born. I built my first company when I was 6 years old, the company was a library. At the time, I realized that the only material asset I owned that are worthy were my books. Both of my parents made me work for everything that I wanted in life - for example, when I wanted to buy something I had to make the money and they will add a little bit of it in the end - I had to get smart, so I rent out my books to the whole neighborhood, for money :D I am proud to say that I've made a lot of money as a 6 years old girl. These are only some of the books I have read related to my spiritual journey.
THE YOGA SUTRA OF PATANJALI
THE BIBLE OF YOGIS
The Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali are a collection of 196 Indian sutras (aphorisms) on the theory and practice of yoga. The Yoga Sutras were compiled prior to 400 CE by Sage Patanjali who synthesized and organized knowledge about yoga from older traditions.In the 20th century, modern practitioners of yoga elevated the Yoga Sutras to a status it never knew previously.Hindu orthodox tradition holds the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali to be the foundational text of classical Yoga philosophy.However, the appropriation - and misappropriation - of the Yoga Sutras and its influence on later systematizations of yoga has been questioned by scholars such as David Gordon White.
THE ORANGE BOOK
A GREAT BOOK TO READ IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MEDITATION (OSHO)
The Orange Book contains over 100 meditations, from "Drinking Tea" to "Facing Your Fears." These are methods to play with, to experiment with, to celebrate the inner exploration. It's a pocket-size volume to take with you wherever you go, first published in 1980.
HATHA YOGA PRADIPIKA
is one of the most detailed manuals describing the techniques of Hatha Yoga
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika is a medieval scripture written in 1350. The Nath Yogi Swatmarama is the author. The meaning of the title is interesting to consider if one wishes to begin to understand the book’s content.
Pradipika means “light” or “to illuminate”, ha means “sun”, tha means “moon” and yoga or yug means to “join”. So the title suggests: light on how to join the sun and the moon, or another way we could say this would be: The low-down on how to go beyond all limitations posed by living in a mundane reality where Nature and Spirit are kept separate. When viewed from this perspective, hatha yoga is a tantric practice as it attempts to bring about a harmony between the two energies of life: the pranic and the mental. This pair can also be described as the shakti, or female, cool current which travels through the ida nadi, and the mind, or male, hot current which travels through the pingala nadi. When their union takes place in the central channel (sushumna nadi) it is the union of body and mind, and this is the awakening of higher consciousness.