Ayurveda: A Life of Balance (book review)

“A life of balance has no extremes and very little fragmentation.” Ayurveda: A Life of Balance: The Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition & Body Types with Recipes by Maya Tiwari Ever since my first introduction to Ayurveda in April, I have wanted to dig deeper. One of my teachers, an Ayurvedic specialist recommended Maya Tiwari’s book as aContinue reading “Ayurveda: A Life of Balance (book review)”

Choosing a mantra for my 40-day discipline

Part of the course work for my yoga teacher training program is to pick a mantra and chant it 108 times a day for 40 days. True to my over-analytical brain I spent 5+ hours this week rereading sections of Thomas Ashley-Farrand’s Healing Mantras, researching and picking a mantra.  I was looking for a mantra relatedContinue reading “Choosing a mantra for my 40-day discipline”

Light on Yoga – reading for yoga teacher training

Less than two weeks until my yoga teacher training course begins at Laughing Lotus! I’ve been chipping away at the pre-reading assignments for the course (various chapters from the five required texts). So far I am in love with part I from Light on Yoga by BKS Iyengar. This book is often called the “BibleContinue reading “Light on Yoga – reading for yoga teacher training”

Yoga book reviews: Hell-Bent & May I Be Happy

Earlier this month I finished two more yoga themed books. This time more autobiography/research and less novel. My reviews below for Hell-Bent and May I Be Happy. Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga (by Benjamin Lorr) Hell-Bent covers the history and experience of Bikram Yoga (sometimes confused with hot yoga).ItContinue reading “Yoga book reviews: Hell-Bent & May I Be Happy”

Yoga novel reviews: Downward Dog AND The Karmic Connection

I’ve read tons of books focused on running – both biographies and novels…. So for my week long vacation in North Carolina I decided to see what the literary world of yoga novels had to offer – By yoga novel I mean stories where the central theme is yoga. After spending some time reading bookContinue reading “Yoga novel reviews: Downward Dog AND The Karmic Connection”