Practise, practise, practise and all will come to you.
A short selection of books that I find inspiring and think you might like.
Reading the Upanishads is like a meditation in itself. This version with explanations by Eknath Easwaran brings the wisdom of ancient India into our 21st Century lives. I hugely enjoyed studying this book, and still pick it up every now and then to read my favourite chapters. The verses read in a rhythm that soothes and calms, while the content is infinitely wise and lifts us out of our daily busy-ness into a space that goes beyond the ego into infinite love.
If you want to develop a home practice as an addition to your ISL yoga practice, this book contains sensible instructions for many yoga poses that we do in our practice at ISL as well. It also has a few short sequences you can try out at home. The explanations are visually clear and attractive, and the illustrations beautiful.
B.K.S. Iyengar is famous for teaching a particular yoga style that emphasises proper alignment. He is also a very wise man. This book explores the place of yoga in daily life, practical and philosophical aspects of yoga, with chapters on family life, love and sexuality, health, and meditation. Interspersed with the author's personal experiences in the practice of yoga, offering insights into how to put spiritual principles into action.
Sheep are seriously underestimated creatures when it comes to spirituality. This book recognises their huge potential. From meditation to the essential concepts of Zen, all the fundamentals are set out here in a series of concise interpretations of Buddhist teaching.