It’s always gratifying to read – but to plunge into great books and to then share fine works with others has also been a great pleasure, like enjoying a quality meal together or swapping family heirloom recipes with a fellow cook.
Here are some wonderful yoga books I consider gems and I frequently refer to or re-read from time to time.
Light on Life: The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom by B.K.S. Iyengar – A Master reveals a lifetime of wisdom – He writes: “Many people try to think their way into an asana, but you must instead feel your way into it through love and devotion.” Dedicated and highly sensitive, this great yogi who brought props into the yoga room, was a great human being.
This is just a drop in the bucket. As I sit in my dining room with over who knows how many yoga books I devoured around me – I realize I have lots more to tell you…..
Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living by Donna Farhi – this international yoga goddess is highly respected and loved by yoga teachers – She writes: “Spending time around others who are fully engaged and focused can be one way to learn the necessary attitudes and ethics required for whole-hearted living.” She is the queen of surrender and of letting go of attachments.
Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life by Judith Lasater, PhD.,P.T. – Since 1971, Lasater has taught, observed and written about yoga, anatomy, physical therapy and psychology – She writes: “…we cannot control the behavior of others. And, more important, any attempt to do so will backfire.” She speaks of awakening, widening and embracing your body, your life and your soul in the most practical of terms.