Reading Challenge: perfectly imperfect: the art and soul of yoga practice

Reading Challenge #1 is done! Perfectly Imperfect by Baron Baptiste lives up to its name. An excellent primer on the art and philosophy of yoga, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quick intro to yoga in general.

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It is clear that some sections are written with the neuro-typical in mind, so don’t take them as instruction to blame yourself- remember it is meant to be freeing from the negativity others have loaded on you.

Next week I’ll read The Path of Yoga: An Essential Guide to Its Principles and Practices by Georg Feuerstein.

Namaste!

Yoga Reading Challenge

These are my yoga books (so far).

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After gathering them all up (and clearing off the shelves), there are fewer books than I expected.

Some I have read cover to cover, like Every Body Yoga and Teaching Yoga. I read the entirety of the Bhagavad Gita a while back, and started again, but didn’t finish. Most of these books I have just casually browsed. It’s time to change that.

My goal for myself is to read one of these books a week, and provide a short synopsis. I’ll start off easy with “Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice” by Baron Baptiste. Look for a synopsis next Friday!

Thank you, friend.

It’s been two years, maybe more, since I started practicing yoga, and I have just one person to thank.

I dabbled with yoga in college, and later when a car accident resulted in a minor (but chronic) back injury.  It was never a regular practice, just something I fooled with once in a while.

Then I saw my friend practicing via social media. She isn’t one of those twisty pretzel show-offs. Instead, she earnestly documented her hard work and her resulting progress. And I was truly inspired to begin my own yoga journey, and next month I’ll be leading my first yin yoga class. Thanks to you, I Lay Reading.

Thank you for inspiring me. For starting me on my true path. For always being there for me, and for checking on me when you know it’s been a rough day. I’m so lucky to have you as a friend.

Love,
Athena