You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read. So no pressure but, if you are looking for enlightenment, guidance, transformation, self-study, awareness and growth, start with this list! These are our top picks of what to read if you are ready to be the best version of you. We even included a selection for our young readers, or one you can share with the little ones in your commitment to wisdom and evolution. This list includes playfulness and a light heart as well as some very deep soul searching and chakra work. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body!
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World
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The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Around the World is the newest title in the international bestselling kids’ yoga series, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids. Written by acclaimed yoga expert and Kids’ Yoga Day founder, Teresa Anne Power, this beautifully illustrated hardcover book is a wonderful read-aloud for parents/educators and children. It takes readers on a fun-filled tour of 32 countries, sharing kid-friendly facts about each, as well as teaching simple yoga poses suitable for children of all ages and athletic abilities. This book also introduces to the alphabet and how to say ‘hello” in the language of each country represented.
In Aim True, Budig extends her empowering message beyond the mat. Life is an adventure that is meant to be explored, challenged, and fully lived. The best part? When you approach life with an open mind and heart, the possibilities are endless. Allow Budig to be your guide along the journey with yoga sequences, recipes, meditation, homeopathic self care and more! Whether your goal is to love who you are right now, reshape the way you view food, develop a meditation practice, or discover new ways to embrace the great balancing act that is life, this holistic approach to yoga, diet, and mindfulness has something for you. Filled with vibrant photographs and whimsical illustrations, this guide is as beautiful as it is life-changing.
Ascending Voice is both a journey and journal of love, loss, vulnerability and healing. The book speaks of self-love, all while finding the way through the lotus, a symbol of life. Poetry and prose spill out into pages filled with inspiration. There are affirmations and dear self letters to empower the reader. The book is yoga inspired. This collection contains 50 journal pages to encourage any feelings or ideas that come up, to be written down. Ascending Voice is for anyone who has ever been lost or through dark times in life, and looks to be uplifted.
As the architecture of the soul, the chakra system is the yoke of yoga―the means whereby mind and body, heaven and earth, and spirit and matter are joined together in the divine union that is the true meaning of yoga. In this long-awaited book by acclaimed chakra expert Anodea Judith, you will learn how to use yoga’s principles and practices to awaken the subtle body of energy and connect with your highest source. Using seven vital keys to unlock your inner temple, you will be guided through practices that open and activate each chakra through postures, bioenergetic exercises, breathing practices, mantras, guided meditation, and yoga philosophy. With beautiful step-by-step photographs for each of the poses, along with guidelines for deeper alignment and activation of the energy body, this book is a valuable resource for teachers and students alike.
Eternal Dharma guides you on a journey to align yourself with the natural flow of existence through the ancient Eastern knowledge of Veda. Explore the subtle and physical domains to achieve a totally new relationship with reality. Learn the radical new system of effectiveness.
Gain clarity on all spiritual and religious paths. Free yourself from pain and suffering to reach pure, transcendental love. Vishnu Swami, also known as the Maverick Monk, relocated to study Veda at a monastery in India at the age of 11 and later became the youngest swami to be honored with that position at the extraordinary age of 23. He continues to empower and inspire thousands through his writings, speaking, and online college-accredited courses at Vishnu-Swami.com.
The New Secret! Yvonne has evolved a new and exciting framework to motivate, awaken and empower individuals to drive change in all areas of their lives. It’s a paradigm shift on the usual approach to personal development; calling on seven unique and life-changing elements that will wake anyone up to the boundless power of self-parenting, the vital importance of embracing unconditional love and why taking action is the only way to affect bold change. An uplifting coach in a book will support you every step of the way, pushing you beyond your comfort zone towards a new life experience.
The Teacher Appears: 108 Prompts to Power Your Yoga Practice is a fun and inspiring illustrated journal featuring original guest contributions from Mayim Bialik, Gretchen Rubin, Seane Corn, Jack Kornfield, Krishna Das, Sharon Gannon, Elena Brower and more. Yoga Journaldeclared the book “The Must-buy Holiday Gift of 2016,” saying, “Ready to deepen your practice? This book will get you on track.” This is the book promoted by prAna, Athleta, Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, and more! Look for it on Amazon, at your local yoga center, or anywhere books are sold. For more info, visit www.TeacherAppears.net.
While many engage in asana, the physical practice, yoga’s most transformative effects are found in the realms of the spiritual and psychological. Yoga Beyond the Mat shows you how to develop a personal, holistic yoga practice to achieve lasting and permanent transformation. Join Alanna Kaivalya as she guides you through a complete range of topics, including: removing obstacles, appreciating the present moment, balancing the chakras, healing childhood wounds, creating your own rituals and more. This book shows you that yoga doesn’t make your life easier; it makes you better at your life. Through ritual, meditation, journaling, asana, and other spiritual practices, Yoga Beyond the Mat provides techniques for developing a personal mythology and allowing the ego to rest, leading modern-day yogis toward what they have been missing: the realization of personal bliss.
Internationally renowned master yoga teacher, and meditation, health and wellness expert, Tiffany Cruikshank (Lac, MAOM) offers an exciting way to use meditation: to lose weight and revamp your body-brain relationship with MEDITATE YOUR WEIGHT. MEDITATE YOUR WEIGHT provides a daily meditation program to guide you through various mental obstacles and poor habits and behaviors that stand in the way of positive body image and living a healthy life. MEDITATE YOUR WEIGHT will help retrain your brain to rid your life of unhealthy mental habits, calm your nervous system, and maximize your mind’s role in a healthy metabolism.