October 5 | The Lifestyle |
Summer is coming to an end and fall is peeking over the horizon. Learn to deepen your yoga practice and improve the quality of your life with a good read this autumn. Each book below helps you understand the power of yoga and mindfulness in your life.
Deepak Chopra is renowned for his spiritual advice. This book offers practical tips on improving your yoga practice through Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws. He posits the Seven Spiritual Laws are crucial to achieving enlightenment through yoga, suggesting a consistent, mindful practice infused with spirituality is the path to a happier life. You’ll find meditation tips, pranayama exercises, asanas and mantras to help your practice grow.
This bestseller is recommended for readers who need help being present. Tolle writes about the power of the mind and its ability to cause us suffering. This book teaches readers to focus on the present through meditative practice to increase the joy found in the now. Ultimately, Tolle suggests, one can realize enlightenment by quieting our thoughts, letting go of the past and resisting worrying about the future by just enjoying the presence of Being.
In this guide to finding peace, renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches readers to use mindfulness to find peace in the most unlikely places. He believes even frustrating or mundane experiences can bring us back to the moment, allowing us to experience joyful awareness. Nhat Hanh uses his own experiences as a teacher, leader and peace activist to illustrate his points while offering meditation and breathing exercises to help you find awareness in your life.
Yogis looking to connect the ancient practice of yoga to their modern lives will enjoy Pacheco’s book. She makes the mystical accessible and breaks down spiritual aspects of yoga, like chakras, to make them approachable and easy to understand. Pacheco explains that yoga is a way to exist in life, and that explanation can be transformative. Read this book if you’re searching to connect more with your practice.
Siddhartha is a book you’d find in your Literature and your yoga teachers’ bookshelves. This classic is a quick, beautiful read you’ll likely return to many times. An excellent introduction to Buddhism, Siddhartha is a story about main character Siddhartha’s life and the journey toward enlightenment. You’ll learn about overcoming difficulties and getting in touch with yourself and the world—a message any yogi can appreciate.
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Read these selections to discover how to quiet your mind and improve your spiritual and physical yoga practice>