Sources of Svadyaya for Upgrading the Mind


I am putting this information into one blog for easy reference. If you have a recommendation please tell us in the comments!! I will add to this as I deepen my own understanding with new discoveries.




To read, reflect, absorb and inspire your daily actions these podcasts, videos and books are helpful.


Edwin Bryant- Vedanta, Bhakti Yoga, Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy

A wealth of resources for self guided study- videos, online teachings, books etc. Edwin Bryant Webpage


Vedanta Teachings of Swami Dayananda

An Inquiry Into the Nature of I I highly recommed this video- although it is old it is so easily understood and classic brilliance of Swami Dayananda. The Swami Dayananda - (w/subtitles) The Nectar of Non-Duality series is also good to watch or listen to a few 100 times as well. :-)


Ramanand Patel Interviews with Leslie Howard

Time with Swami Dayananda

Special Pranayama Class on youtube.

Time with Ramanand and pranayama. There are also many great interviews with Ramanand with vedanta tones of yoga beyond asana subject matter in this youtube series.


Wisdom of the Sages Podcast

These are daily one hour teachings of the Srimad Bagavatam and all things yoga related. Raghunath and Kaustubha of the Krisna Consciousness lineage bring ancient teachings into reflection for modern living. An inspirational and uplifting way to start,refresh or end your day. (I listen to one or three daily.)

Wisdomeofthesages podcast Wisdom of the Sages webpage

Recommended Books:

The Yoga Tree -BKS Iyengar Light On Yoga- the first chapter prior to the introduction of Asana-BKS Iyengar

Introduction to Vedanta -Swami Dayananda Saraswati

The Bhagavad Gita - So many to choose from, find one with a good purport/commentary.

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -see The Yoga Sutras of Patanagali blog post for specific recommendations



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