If you love reading free ebooks online or have been wanting to find a way to publish your written works and still retain copyright over them, I just discovered Scribd from reading Daily Cup of Yoga‘s post.
This is how Scribd folks describe themselves:
Scribd is a Silicon Valley startup creating technology that makes it easy to share documents online. You can think of Scribd as a big online library where everyone can publish original content, including you!
The FAQ section of Scrib (pronounced by them as one syllable with the short i sound: “skr’bb’d) shows the many features of Scribd. But what I discovered to my delight was that it had some yoga ebooks which I could download in PDF format into one’s laptop for reading offline or even on a handy PDA.
One great book on Scribd is Yoga for Men.
Surprisingly, despite its title, it has several chapters which appeal even to yoginis like me. To give you a foretaste, here are its main chapters:
Part I – Overview – Yoga as a Living Tree
Part II – Hatha Yoga – The Main Traditions
Part III – Contemporary Adaptations of Yoga
Part IV – Yoga for a Man’s Special Needs
Part V – The Yoga Lifestyle
Part VI – Supplemental Resource Information
Afterword – The Yoga Puzzle -Putting the Pieces Together
Another discovery is the Hindu-Yogi Science of Breath by Yogi Ramacharaka.
And lastly, I found Paramahansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi which was first published in 1946.
According to an entry in Wikipedia: “In 1999, it was designated one of the “100 Most Important Spiritual Books of the 20th Century” by a panel of theologians and luminaries convened by HarperCollins publishers”
There are many other ebooks which you can readily preview, not just on yoga but on a whole spectrum of topics.
Check it out! 🙂