Yoga Publications Trust

The purpose of books

You cannot pick up dedicated workers on the spur of the moment. If you want to do something, you will have to work with people you know and who know you well. Therefore, the people who you have met should be contacted by you again and again. You must keep them in mind and see that they also keep you in mind.
For that purpose I suggest a small booklet which is very simple, not at all conclusive or complete. The purpose of this book is to introduce yourself, as well as the subject, to people. If a small inexpensive booklet is prepared, you can give it to people whom you have met just once, with whom you have had lunch, dinner or tea. You can send it by post and it will remind them of you and also you of them.
When you start a yoga school you can publish a small booklet to commemorate the opening. With this event as the background, if the book is sent to a person you have met before, maybe he will say, “Yes, I know this man. He came to Bombay, Calcutta, Agra, Delhi, or Madras, and met with me. He has written a small book.” Then he goes through the book which is not at all complete, but it just catches his interest. So he writes back to say, “I have read your book. It is very nice. Have you got a bigger one? Can you give me some guidance? My brother, sister, husband, etc. is suffering from mental problems. Is there any yogic practice for that?”
Now your work can begin from here. The book is only a kind of communication between you and the person whom you have met once in your life.

—Swami Satyananda

First books

In October 1960, the first three books of Swamiji’s mission were printed at the Desh Seva Press in Allahabad. The first one was Lessons on Yoga, Part 1, a two hundred and sixty page book containing letters to Vishwaprem and Satyavrat. The book turned out to be very popular; the readers felt as if the letters were addressed straight to them. The other two books were in Hindi, Kurukshetra kee ladai and Yoga Asana, each containing about fifty to sixty pages.

—From Mere Aradhya, Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati

Established in March 2000 by Swami Niranjanananda, Yoga Publications Trust is responsible for disseminating yogic and spiritual knowledge, lifestyle and practice through the publication of text books, magazines, research materials, practice texts, audio and video cassettes and multimedia presentations, nationally and internationally.

The knowledge disseminated by Swami Satyananda through his books covers the span of many millenniums as there is simply no topic he has not dealt with.

This authentic collection of books is in great demand throughout the world. The books relate to the practices and philosophy of yoga and other spiritual systems which aim at the upliftment of humanity by means of the eternal yogic knowledge, lifestyle and practice. They elucidate ancient yogic and tantric knowledge made practical and applicable to the contemporary world we live in.

Activities

In 2010, sixty-two titles were in print in English. In 2011, ten were reprinted and eight new titles were added.

The Hindi publications counted thirty-five titles in print. In 2011 one was reprinted, and four new titles were added.

The Hindi-English booklet, Satyam Chalisa, a new publication in 2011, has already had two print runs.

New English books printed in 2011

  • Rikhiapeeth Satsangs 2, Swami Satyananda
  • Mere Aradhya: My Beloved, Swami Dharmashakti Saraswati
  • Sadhana, from the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Satyananda

Yogadrishti Satsang Series of Swami Niranjanananda:

  • Sannyasa, Cultivating Spiritual Awareness
  • Origin of Yoga & Pashupata Yoga
  • Head, Heart & Hands
  • Mind, Mind Management & Raja Yoga
  • The Paths of Pravritti & Nivritti

New Hindi books printed in 2011

  • Yoga Pradeep 1, Swami Satyananda
  • Sridurga Stotra Mala
  • Srilakshminarayana Stotra Mala

Yogadrishti Satsang Series of Swami Niranjanananda:

  • Shishya Dharma

English books reprinted in 2011

By Swami Satyananda:

  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Moola Bandha
  • Surya Namaskara
  • Tantra Shastra
  • Bhakti Yoga Sagar, Vol. 7
  • Asthma and Diabetes

By Swami Niranjanananda:

  • Dharana Darshan

From the teachings of Swami Sivananda and Satyananda:

  • Devi
  • Upasana

By other authors:

  • Yajna: A Comprehensive Survey, Sannyasis Gyanshruti and Srividyananda.

Hindi books reprinted in 2011 By Swami Satyananda:

  • Bhakti Yoga Sagar, Vol. 3

Translations

By the end of 2011, thirty-one titles have been translated into twelve languages as follows:

  • Ajna Chakra – Italian
  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha – Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dhyana Yantras – Italian
  • Dynamics of Yoga – German, Spanish
  • Four Chapters of Freedom – Italian
  • Karma & Karma Yoga – German
  • Karma Sannyasa – Spanish
  • Kundalini Tantra – French, German, Korean, Spanish
  • Meditations from the Tantras – French, Spanish, Slovenian
  • Moola Bandha – Dutch, Italian
  • Nawa Yogini Tantra – Greek, Spanish
  • On the Wings of a Swan, Vol. 2 – Spanish
  • On the Wings of a Swan, Vol. 3 – Spanish
  • Practical Yoga Psychology – French
  • Prana Pranayama Prana Vidya – Italian
  • Satsangs on Yoga – Bulgarian, Spanish
  • Steps to Yoga and Initiation Papers – Spanish
  • Sure Ways to Self Realization – Spanish
  • Surya Namaskara – French, German, Greek
  • Swara Yoga – French, Slovenian
  • Tantra Shastra – Spanish
  • Tattwa Shuddhi – German, Greek, Korean
  • Teachings of Swami Satyananda, Vol II – Spanish
  • Teachings of Swami Satyananda, Vol III – Spanish
  • Sri Viijnana Bhairava Tantra – Italian
  • Yoga Darshan – French, Spanish
  • Yoga Education for Children – Portuguese, Spanish
  • Yoga from Shore to Shore – Spanish
  • Yoga Nidra – Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Slovenian
  • Yogic Management of Common Diseases – Italian
  • Yogic Management of Stress – Italian, Spanish

The following titles have been translated into Indian languages:

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha – Tamil, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada
  • Bhakti Yoga Sagar, Vol. 1 – Oriya
  • Prana Vidya – Marathi
  • Yoga Darshan – Marathi
  • Yogic Management of Common Diseases – Tamil