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All the products that are listed on this page have been tried and tested by us.

We and our peers have actually bought these products and many others from competing brands, used them all, and then based on our experience, created this list. We have done a lot of work to research about these products and spent quite a lot of money – so you don’t have to. This list will take away most of the guesswork and hopefully save you a lot of time.

Check back often, we keep updating this list with our latest recommendations.

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Anatomy Atlas

An integral part of learning CST is to know more and more about the human body. An good anatomy atlas will have gorgeous images of the inside of us. To begin with, you might find looking at these images uncomfortable, repulsive even… but as you begin to understand the grand symphony that is you… you will fall in love with anatomy.

All atlases have many things great about them, and something not so great. As long as you know people who have other atlases than you and you can share with each other, for CST purposes having one atlas is usually more than enough.

Our reccomendations for Anatomy atlases, in no order of preference:

1. Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy

2. Thieme’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

3. Annie Gilroy’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

4. Snell’s Clinical Anatomy

5. Grant’s Atlas of Human Anatomy

6. Mc Minn’s and Abrahams’ Human Anatomy Atlas


Reccomended Reading

Great Books to Read

Some of the books listed below are quite expensive. If you know someone in the US or UK, you might be able to get them cheaper there. For these books as well, it’s a great idea to share them out with each other. Not everyone, needs to buy all the books. Each person buy 1 or 2 that catch your fancy, and keep swapping with others in class.

When you feel you really like a particular book and would like to refer to it again and again, then buy it for sure. I have listed books that I have enjoyed reading here – am pretty sure there are many more out there. Will keep updating this list when required.

Note – There are some books that will help you grow as a person. That’s as important as becoming a skilled craniosacral therapist. Definitely make it a point to read these books.

1. The Stillness of Life – Rollin Becker

2. Life in Motion – Rollin Becker

3. Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve – Stanley Rosenberg

4. The Heart of Listening Vol. 1 – Hugh Milne

5. The Heart of Listening Vol 2 – Hugh Milne

6. Autobiography of Andrew Taylor Still

7. Food Revolution – John Robbins

8. How not to Die and How not to Diet – Michael Gregor

9. Bach Flower Therapy – Mechthild Scheffer

10. Gut – Guila Enders

11. Brain Rules – John Medina

12. Ready Study Go! – Khurshed Batliwala & DInesh Ghodke

13. Sleep Your Way to Success – Khurshed Batliwala & Dinesh Ghodke

14. Craniosacral Therapy and the Energetic Body – Roger Gilchrist

15. An Intimate Note to the Sincere Seeker – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

16. Earthing – The Most Important Health Discovery – Clinton Ober et al


I have forever been looking for a small, compact, yet really good quality microphone to use for my recordings. Without a shadow if doubt, I hit gold when I found the Rode Wireless Go II Single and Double channel mikes.

They blank out background noises, my voice sounds crystal clear and crisp and the setup is less than 1 minute. The Rode mike stays charged for long periods, so it’s a blessing on the road. Get the single if it’s just you who is doing all the talking. Get the double if you routinely interview people.

As you grow as a CST practitioner, you will want to record your client’s experiences to put on social media so you can get more people to know about the phenomenal work you are doing. The Rode Mikes will allow you to record with crystal clear clarity. Definitely get the single as soon as you can. I have the double, but 99% of the times end up using the single.


$5000 Pro Camera and iPhone 13 Pro Max – Can you really see the difference?!

After fiddling around with many, many fancy cameras, I settled on my iPhone 13 Pro Max camera. I agree that there are quite a few limitations – but, when you get down to quickly and effectively getting things shot without a fuss, there is just nothing to beat the iPhone.

The Rode microphone attaches itself to the iPhone with minimal fuss – you have to get 1 wire and that’s it. Your iPhone connects seamlessly with Continuity Camera when you are on Zoom or if you want to record using Quicktime.

To record a client’s experience, I want to get setup with microphone and camera within a minute. The RODE II and iphone lets me do this in less than 10 seconds. 

I upgrade my iPhone every 3 years – don’t see the point of doing it every year.

Other Odds & Ends

Connections, Connections

I am always surprised why great products don’t come with wires and cables that allow them to talk to other great products. Here is a quick list of wires, cables and other small stuff you may need to get to complete your studio setup.

1. Rode microphone to iOS device cable

2. Microphone stand that clamps to your desk

3. iPhone mount for Macbook Pro

4. iPhone mount for Desktop Screen

5. Another iPhone mount for Desktop Screen

I will keep adding to this list when I get other cool stuff that I feel would be of use to you.

Nabhi Sutra by Swati Vakharia

There is a little known method from Ayurveda called Nabhi Chikitsa – A powerful way of healing and rejuvenation by the application of blends of medicated oils and herbs to the belly button.

Among many other amazing Nabhi Oils, Swati’s company Nabhi Sutra has a fabulous sleep inducing product. This unique oil blend as specified in Nabhi Chikitsa has Tagar Oil, Lavender Oil and A2 Cow Ghee as it’s key ingredients.

All these help to improve your mood, relax you deeply and ensure you have great sleep.

Nabhi Chikitsa is an easy DIY technique and takes just three minutes every night to administer to yourself. We have personally used the oils from Nabhi Sutras and experienced some of their magic. You can get a site wide discount on all their products with our code ‘greatsleep’. Visit for more details.

IQ Air Health Pro 250 Air Purifier

Air quality in most cities of the world and especially in India is abysmally bad. Your immune system fights all sorts of pollutants throughout the day, and even at night as you sleep.

This means that as your body sleeps, your immune system is still on overdrive fending off invaders, never really getting a chance to recoup. Over time, this makes your immune system weaker and you will tend to fall sick more often.

A good quality Air Purifier does the dirty work for you during the day and as you sleep at night, giving your Immune system that much needed break to rebuild itself. You will find yourself growing healthier, feeling better and more productive and creative as you begin to breathe the air Nature intended you to breathe.

In our book Sleep Your Way to Success we have extensively listed the properties that a good Air Purifier should have, and IQ Air Health Pro 250 is the one we settled on after spending a lot of money experimenting with cheaper alternatives. This beast of a machine ticks absolutely every single box that a superb Air Purifier should.

We consider the IQ Air Health Pro 250 as one of the BEST investments we have ever made for ourselves. We use it on a daily basis. The best part is that it is available in India with a guarantee that you will continue to be able to buy the filters whenever required.

If you still have any doubt about your decision to invest in this incredible machine, watch this 5 minute video.

Please call +91-97119 38619 to get your IQ Air. Remember to mention your discount code ‘greatsleep’ to the salesperson who will answer your call and you will get a discount on this amazing machine.

Here is to better health for you and your loved ones.