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.


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.


Yoga Reading Challenge

These are my yoga books (so far).


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.