Last week was national reading group week, as a follow-up we’ve gathered some of our favorite yoga books. Check them out below!
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasaster
“If you think that you have to retreat to a cave in the Himalayas to find the enlightenment that yoga promises, think again. In this second edition of Living Your Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater stretches the meaning of yoga beyond its familiar poses and breathing techniques to include the events of daily life — all of them — as ways to practice.” Amazon
Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses by Clare Dederer
“Poser is unlike any other book about yoga you will read – because it is actually a book about life. Witty and heartfelt, sharp and irreverent, Poser is for anyone who has ever tried to stand on their head while keeping both feet on the ground.” Amazon
The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele
“The first two limbs of the eight-fold path of yoga sutras — the basic text for classical yoga — are examined in this spiritual guide to the practice of yoga. Foundational to all yogic thought, they are considered to be the guidelines to the yoga way of living that free individuals to take ownership of their lives, direct them toward the fulfillment they seek, and gain the skills to choose attitude, thought, and action. The first five guidelines are referred to as the yamas — a Sanskrit word that translates to “restraints" — and encompass nonviolence, truthfulness, not stealing, nonexcess, and nonpossessiveness. The last five are referred to as the niyamas, or observances — purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study, and surrender. A self-study section at the end of each chapter may also be used by instructors for group discussion.” Amazon
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffmann
“Discover the path to inner peace with this guidebook that combines hatha yoga and meditation strategies from world-renowned yoga master Erich Shiffmann.
World-renowned yoga master Erich Schiffmann offers an easy-to-follow, exciting new techniques — the first to combine hatha yoga and meditation — to all who are seeking healthful beauty and inner peace.” Amazon