Donna Farhi is a world renowned teacher, and this book she imparts the depth of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that she has for the yoga practice. The most refreshing part of this book, is how accessible it is. Farhi shares the an in depth guide to build a balanced yoga practice from the ground up.
By offering simple principles to connect into the breath, move into the body in a systematic way, the reader is able to come to understand more fully the fundamentals and science behind the practice. Not only is this book incredibly accessible and informative, but it also provides workshops, posture breakdowns, and inquiry that can be done at home. Highly recommended.
As a long term ashtanga practitioner and teacher, Matthew Sweeney has left a legacy of incredible work, and continues to teach worldwide. In his book, Vinyasa Krama, Matthew offers insight into the physical practice by providing 5 set sequences ranging from beginner to advanced, which can be practised in the comfort of you own home.
The ingenuity of these sequences is unbounded, and the level of progression is such that you could spend years working through these sequences and still have room to improve. The insight and depth of knowledge is both inspiring, and practically accessible.
In this treasure, Lorin Roche offers a contemporary interpretation into the timeless writings of the Vijana Bhairava Tantra which is thousands of years old. In its 112 verses titled “gateways to the yoga of wonder and delight,” the reader is taken on a sensual and soulful journey to the joys and rapture of living with fullness of heart and depth of soul.
The name itself translates to the “terror and joy of realising oneness with the soul,” and the prose is written in a poetic and artful way that is sure to ignite the spark of insight and inspiration in whoever reads through its pages.
“We show up, burn brightly in the moment, live passionately, and when the moment is over, when our work is done, we step back and let go.” In this 365 day journey, the reader is taken on a daily practice of mindfulness and reflection. Each passage is designed to be a daily meditation for the reader to connect into, bringing more thoughtfulness, and more
awareness into the yoga practice that happens both on and off the mat. One of the gifts of this work, is that it encourages the integration of the yoga practice into modern daily life. It brings reminders that one need not escape to a cave to achieve the gifts of enlightenment, but rather one become lighter and lighter through daily dedicated practice.
Each day offers a new meditation coming from a variety of backgrounds ranging from classic authors, writers, poets, revolutionaries, scientists, politcal figures, musicians, and classical texts. This one is sure to bring continued inspiration again and again.
In this light and easy read, Paulo Coelho tells a soulful story of a boy who sets out on a path of discovery to find his personal legend. In this inspiring story, the reader is taken on a journey across the world to find what it is that the heart longs for, what it is that we thirst for most, and what the common language is that an be understood by all. The book is written almost like a parable, with underlying meaning and metaphor encouraging the reader on the path to inner discovery.
The depth of heart and soul that is written on these pages is palpable, and the ultimate message is this: “Where your heart is, there is your treasure.”
This hidden gem is a classical text that has the capacity to bring the regular practitioner deeper into the yoga practice. Unknown by many as a source of “light on hatha yoga,” this edition elucidates the entire science of yoga as a means of awakening the vital energies within the body, mind,
and spirit as a means of higher yoga. By emphasising a more holistic approach to the yoga practice, Hatha Yoga Pradipka reminds the reader that the yoga practice is not just physical, but a cellular journey from the physical to the spiritual. Not to mention that there's an in depth guide to the
original and most useful asana that runs back for thousands of years.