Svadhyaya is one of my favorites. It's simply spiritual study. It's reading scriptures, or anything that inspires you.
I love to read. Since the great tv extraction of 2011, I read all the time. I have several books going at any given time. One that's just for fun (I have a strange love of shoot-'em-ups), one that's work or business-related, and something spiritual.
I know I've mentioned some of these books before, but here are some I recommend from my library:
-The Bible. One excellent, easy-to-read translation is the ESV, or English Standard Version. Start with the New Testament, but when you want to get deeper, try the Old. I especially love the Samuels. They're like ancient shoot-'em-ups.
-The Thich Nhat Hanh Collection, which includes Peace Is Every Step, Teachings on Love, The Stone Boy and Other Stories
-The Language of Letting Go & More Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie. Melody is a recovered addict, and writes specifically for AA members, but the lessons apply to all of us.
-My Stroke of Insight, by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. Jill, a brain scientist, suffered a stroke, and it's all about her journey. Excellent for anyone, but especially family members of stroke-survivors.
-The Mindful Way through Depression, by Williams, Teasdale, Segal, and Kabat-Zinn. This book will change your inner dialogue, and how you approach mental health.
-Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison. A great daily study, to help you understand yoga philosophy and your own yoga practice better.
-A Path With Heart, by Jack Kornfield. As a monk who now lives in the "real world", Jack has some great insights into living outside an ashram while practicing meditation.
-Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving into Stillness, by Erich Schiffmann. This is a great place to begin to design an at-home practice.
-Job's Body: A handbook for body work, by Deane Juhan. This one's for you anatomy geeks out there. If you are a massage therapist, a yoga teacher, or a body-worker of any sort, this is a great book. It changed my understanding of connective tissues, and even of brain function. Not light reading, but worth slogging through.
So, today, try to make a few minutes for your own inspiring study. And if you run out of books, let me know...I've got a few more like these sitting around...