I don’t really like shopping. Unless it’s for books. I am completely addicted to browsing for, buying, scanning, flipping through, highlighting and reading yoga books. I love hearing recommendations from others on their favorite reads. Today I thought I would share some interesting links and recommendations that I came across these past few days.
A really cool idea, the Namaste Book Club is an online forum for discussing yoga books. The group meets each Sunday (online here) between 6 and 9 PM CST. I just picked up the first book, The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by T.K.V. Desikachar. The second discussion is this Sunday, July 12th. Find thought questions for this session (chapters 3-5) at the Namaste Book Club Blog. Hope to see you there!
On The Everything Yoga Blog, Diane Cesa shares her favorite recent reads including this one which intrigues me – Path of Least Resistance: Learning to Become the Creative Force in Your Own Life. Also find out what’s up next on her reading list and what cool sounding yoga app for the iPod Touch or iPhone she is trying out (now there’s my reason to get an iPhone!)
Erin of OnTheYogaMat, shares a list of favorite summer reads(recommended by Yoga Journal) for yogis. From her list, I have read The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books) and Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing. These are both excellent books that I highly recommend. Have a look at the rest of the list here.
YogaDawg reviews Stephen Phillips’ Yoga, Karma, and Rebirth: A Brief History and Philosophy and says ”… this book takes an honored place among the books that I read slowly and often.” High praise indeed – I will definitely be checking this one out.
What’s on your yoga bookshelf? Share your favorites in the comments below – I’d love to hear.