Yoga calls us into inquiry and exploration. Oftentimes, this means a lot of good reads! We are delighted to sit down with Joy and peek into the titles she's sipping in!
I love reading. Growing up, my mom would take my siblings and I to the library for hours on end. I was of the nature to pull out all the books and think all of them were so great! Before long, I'd littered the area with piles on piles of book discoveries.
Today, good reads are still such a source of joy. I often find myself reading multiple books simultaneously! Here are the ones that I am currently soaking in.
Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singings for Health, Happiness, Peace and Prosperity
This gem arrived earlier this week! I am amazed by how Girish has woven personal narrative with theory, with simple and straight-forward practical applications.
The 200-hour yoga teacher training called me back in harmony with my musicality. Mantras are now an integral part of my day! There is so much I am discovering through this aspect of yoga. I highly recommend this read. It's a beautiful guide to connect with voice and ourselves as vibrational beings.
Midnights with the Mystic: A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss
By Cheryl Simone and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
I recently finished Sadhguru's booked entitled, Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy. As with any delicious read, I checked out any other available titles by the same author.
The words have a beautiful way of pulling me in. This quote by Sadhguru is particularly striking: "We don't need more Hindus, more Christians, more Muslims; we need more Buddhas, more Jesuses, more Krishnas - the real ones. Live ones. That is when true change will happen. And that potential is innate in every human beings."
The Holy Bible, New International Version
Still reading. Still learning, forgetting, then remembering. Constantly discovering anew. This daily discipline is exactly that - a discipline.
Yoga of the Subtle Body: A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga
By Tias Little
Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists
By Thomas W. Myers
Atlas of Human Anatomy
By Frank H. Netter
These three books guide much of my asana playtime. Currently, I have been exploring feet as core and expanding choice in my feet. These three books have been wonderful guiding lights in their own ways!
I have been slowly going through these pages in a similar fashion as I read recipe books. I take in what wisdom and insight I am able to absorb. Then, I close the book and do something on my mat.
That is every title currently in progress on my list! Do you have any reading suggestions? I am always grateful how one titles opens a doorway to the next.