recommended reading: julianna takacs

Julianna Takacs is a beloved senior teacher at the Shala Union Square and Fort Greene. We asked her to share her favorite books, yoga-related and otherwise.

The Yoga Sutras — Swami Satchidananda’s translation and Edwin Bryant’s translation
The Living Gita — Swami Satchidananda
Mysticism and the Sound of Music — Hazrat Inayat Khan
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius — Dave Eggers
A Path with Heart — Jack Kornfield
Care of the Soul — Thomas Moore
When Things Fall Apart — Pema Chodron
The Unbearable Lightness of Being — Milan Kundera
The Heart of Yoga — TKV Desikachar
Winter’s Tale — Mark Helprin
Midnight’s Children — Salman Rushdie
Real Happiness — Sharon Salzberg
My Name Is Red — Orhan Pamuk
The Gift — Hafiz
Love in the Time of Cholera — Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Light on Yoga — BKS Iyengar
Light on Life — BKS Iyengar
Light on Pranayama — BKS Iyengar
The Miracle of Mindfulness — Thich Nhat Hanh
Embers — Sandor Marai
The History of Love — Nicole Krauss