Top 5 Yogi Reads
I don't know about you but when I am passionate about something there is nothing better then diving into a good book to provide more insight, cause for reflection and hopefully some humour. In the book "You are a Badass" by Jen Sincero she discusses heading into a yoga class which is a story in of itself and then she describes the pain and torture of pigeon pose... now every time I have my students in pigeon pose I wonder which one may have those same tormenting thoughts twirling through their mind.
Let's get into it...my TOP Yogi reads.....
My all time favourite is "Happy Yoga; 7 Reasons why there's nothing to worry about" by Steve Ross. Steve is much like myself and enjoys taking the seriousness out of yoga. It is possible to create beautiful postures while having fun and not taking life so seriously. He examines our greatest human fears -- depression, ill health, loss of love, career failure, war, death, and emotional stasis -- and uses yoga wisdom to explain how to strip away these worries to reach your core of calm radiant joy. I love this book so much it has been read multiple times.
As a true believer that we can indeed conspire with the Universe I loved this book "The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire" by Deepak Chopra. Deepak highlights how “Coincidences” can be recognized as containing precious clues about facets of our lives that require our attention. Helping you become more aware of coincidences and their meanings, you begin to connect more and more with the underlying field of infinite possibilities. The magic that helps you achieve the spontaneous fulfillment of desire.
This book was recommended to me during my teacher training "Yogini The Power of Women in Yoga" by Janice Gates. The beginning stages of yoga were male dominated as yoga grew especially in western countries the women began to take over. Yogini follows the rise of women teachers and offers insights and stories from these woman that we took can take from the mat and out into life.
For those who enjoy beginning or perhaps closing their day of with a fresh thought, some peruse or inspire this book "365 Yoga Daily Meditations" is wonderful for providing a single piece of wisdom of each day. Filled with quotes from yogi texts and teachers, clues into poses and inspiring thought provoking ideas for mind, body and soul.
I am all in for those books that you enjoy poolside, camping or on a lazy Sunday afternoon. "Balancing Acts" by Zoe Fishman. The traditional story of the ever so seemingly successful woman who tosses it aside to open her own yoga studio. As her business is struggling she reconnects with four former college friends who of course all have their own things happening in life. Relationships rekindled on the mat as they help and support each other in their journeys.
Always on the lookout for new reads I would love to hear what are some of your favourite yoga reads? Comment below!