Babs' Influential Literature

Ganga White : Yoga Beyond Belief - Insights to awaken and deepen your practice
"This book takes you into the mind of a noted renegade yogi. With humor and disarming honest, Ganga explains the history and philosophy of yoga, and guides you with his own original and innovative approach to this ancient discipline. Yoga Beyond Belief is a unique, integrative approach to body, mind, and spirit." - Andrew Weil, M.D.

Deepak Chopra : The Path to Love - Spiritual strategies for healing
Lyrical, inspiring, and very practical, this book gives you new strategies for clearing away the obstacles to love in your life, for restoring the boundless soul of love, and for finding romance that will last a lifetime.

Ravi Ravindra : The Spiritual Roots of Yoga - Royal path to freedom
Each of the selections in this compilation of articles is informed by the philosophical background of yoga, especially the two great texts of yoga, the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita. All of them speak of and are related to the wisdom of the spiritual traditions of India.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer : Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life - Living the wisdom of the Tao
This is a work to be read slowly, one verse a day. As Wayne says, "This is a book that will forever change the way you look at your life, and the result will be that you'll live in a new world aligned with nature. Writing this book changed me forever, too. I now live in accord with the natural world and feel the greatest sense of peace I've ever experienced."

Deepak Chopa : The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - A practical guide to the fulfillment of your dreams
This is a book you will cherish for a lifetime, for within its pages are the secrets to making all your dreams come true. In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra distills the essence of his teachings into seven simple, yet powerful principles that can easily be applied to create success in all areas of your life.

B.K.S. Iyengar : Light on Yoga - The bible of modern yoga, its philosophy and practice, by the world's foremost teacher
Light on Yoga has become the bible for hundreds of thousands of people who practice Yoga daily with the Iyengar method, for exercise, meditation, or simply relaxation. With more than 600 photographs depicting all the postures and breathing exercises, it remains the fullest, most practical, and most profusely illustrated guide by the world's foremost Yoga teacher.

Deepak Chopra : Creating Affluence - The A-to-Z steps to a richer life
In this remarkable book lies the secret to creating affluence. Here you will discover that you are the dancer and the dance, the creator and the creation, and unlimited wealth is yours merely for the asking. With clear and simple wisdom, Deepak Chopra explores the full meaning of wealth consciousness and presents a step-by-step plan for creating affluence and fulfillment on all levels of our lives.

David A. Keesler, M.D. : The End of Overeating - Taking control of the insatiable American appetite

Andrew Weil, M.D. : Healthy Aging - A lifelong guide to your well-being
Hugely informative, practical and uplifting, Healthy Aging is infused with the engaging candor and common sense that have made Dr. Andrew Weil our most trusted source on healthy living. Now using a uniquely effective combination of traditional and nontraditional approaches to good healthy, Dr. Wil gives us a book about aging that is unlike any other - a guide to the myriad things we can do to keep our bodies, minds, and spirits in excellent working order through all phases of life.

Piero Ferrucci : The Power of Kindness - The unexpected benefits of leading a compassionate life
A leading transpersonal psychologist reveals the surprising secret to a happy life: acting with kindness. In eighteen interlocking chapters, each devoted to a single aspect of kindness, Ferrucci reveals that the kindest people are the most likely to thrive, to enable others to thrive, and to slowly but steadily turn our world away from violence, self-centeredness, and narcissism - and toward love.

Meagan M. O'Nan : Creating Your Heaven on Earth - Unveiling the truth that was always there
Drawing from her life's experiences, including her work as a rehabilitation counselor, this uplifting book colorfully unveils such truths as the importance of loving and accepting ourselves, the interconnectivity of us all, and how our thoughts and beliefs create our reality.

Eckhart Tolle : The Power of Now - A guide to spiritual enlightenment
A word-of-mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the ability to create an experience in readers - one that can radically change their lives for the better.

Eckhart Tolle : A New Earth - Awakening to your life's purpose
Tolle expands his powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of conscoiusness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.

Joel and Michelle Levey : Luminous Mind - Meditation and Mind Fitness
This one book teaches the five essential types of meditation and teaches more than a dozen practices in each of them. Drawing inspiration and insight from both ancient and modern wisdom traditions, Joel and Michell Levey offer an easy-to-use guide for readers yearning for clarity, calm, and resilience.

Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D. : Forgiveness - The greatest healer of all
Explains why so many of us find it difficult to forgive and why holding on to grievances is really a decision to suffer. The book describes what causes us to be unforgiving and how our minds work to justify this. It goes on to point out the toxic side effects of being unforgiving and the havoc it can play on our bodies and on our lives. But above all, it leads us to the vast benefits of forgiving.

Julia Cameron : Blessings - Prayers and declarations for a heartful life
A richer and fuller existence lies in wait for those who possess the tools to illuminate the world that surrounds them and to open their eyes to its beauty. By changing the way we think, Julia Cameron illuminates how we can expose our hearts to the underlying harmony of the world rather than willfully force artificial solutions.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer : There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem
"Thinking is the source of problems," Dyer writes. "Your heart holds the answer to solving them." Profound yet pragmatic, There's a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem is a book about self-awareness and tapping the healing energy within us all.

Elizabeth Gilbert : Eat Pray Love - One woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia
"A meditation on love in its many forms - love of food, language, humanity, God and most meaningful for Gilbert, love of self...Gilbert's wry, unfettered account of her extraordinary journey lets even the most cynical reader dare to dream of someday finding God deep in a meditation cave in India, or, perhaps, over a transcendent slice of pizza." - Los Angeles Times

Deepak Chopra : Power Freedom and Grace - Living from the source of lasting happiness
In Power Freedom and Grace, Deepak Chopra considers the mystery of our existence and its significance in our eternal quest for happiness. Who am I? Where did I come from? Where do I go when I die? Chopra draws upon the ancient philosophy of Vedanta and the findings of modern science to help us understand and experience our true nature, which is a field of pure consciousness.

Dalai Lama (Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D.) : How to Practice - The way to a meaningful life
As human beings, we all share the desire for happiness and meaning in our lives. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the ability to find true fulfillment lies within each of us. In this very special book, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and bestselling author helps readers embark upon the path to enlightenment with a stunning illumination of his timeless wisdom and an easy-access reference for daily practice.

Joseph H. Pilates : Your Health - A corrective system of exercising that revolutionizes the entire field of physical education

Joseph H. Pilates : Pilates' Return to Life Through Contrology

Deepak Chopra : The Book of Secrets - Unlocking the hidden dimensions of your life
We all want to know how to find a soul mate, which career would be most fulfilling, and how to teach our children well. We are looking for a personal breakthrough, a turning point, a revelation that brings with it new meaning. The Book of Secrets - a crystalline distillation of insights and wisdom accumulated over the lifetime of one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time - provides an exquisite new tool for achieving just that.