BOOKS I Reccommend
One of the first books I red, and still my favourite:
The hearth of Yoga, by T.K.V. Desikachar
Most complete for Asanas:
Light on Yoga, by B.K.S. Iyengar
This I find a little bit more advance reading, you need to have done some practice before appreciating (but I loved it):
Light in Life, by B.K.S. Iyengar
My teacher training asana book, simple and complete:
Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha (APMB) by Swami Satyananda Saraswati
How Chakra theory explains psychology:
Practical Yoga Psychology by Dr. Rishi Vivekandanda
In order to see how much of scientific literature has been written on Yoga in the last years you can visit Yoga Alliance website and navigate a bit.
Here some TedTalks not specifically on Yoga (even though there are some), but somehow related:
And this made me think about samtosha, self contentment, a yogic practice.
I strongly believe in grateful living, and that gratfulness makes us happy.