Yogi Book Recommendation

This Monday, I'm greeting you with a book recommendation to help you during your mindfulness journey. The Power of the Breath is one of my favorite nonfictions from this year.

MINDFULNESS MONDAY

K. D. Reid

2021-10-22 1 min read

Hello again, it’s Mindfulness Monday!

(We’ll just pretend we’re excited about Monday, okay? It’ll be our little secret.)

For this Monday, I’m going to keep it simple with a check-in and a book recommendation. First, I want to brag about my mom. She and I started doing yoga together every morning in June (the blog launch got kinda delayed...), and although we didn’t hit a perfect mark, she absolutely crushed it with her fitness routine. Having her on a video call with me while I do yoga is an unbelievable motivator. It seems so simple, but it’s that companionship that keeps me driven to get on my mat again. So thanks, Mom. You’re amazing. 

Consider this my fitness accountability report. I’m super proud of myself. I only missed four days of yoga in June! On two of those days, I took a long walk, so I had twenty-eight active days during the month. I think that’s pretty cool! (Here's hoping I can get back on track soon!)

For the month of June, the Find What Feels Good book club (hosted by Adriene Mishler's team over at Yoga With Adriene, which I adore) read The Power of Breath: The Art of Breathing Well for Harmony, Happiness and Health by Swami Saradananda. The simple yoga sequences in this book are something I want to work into my days more as we move through July. I love the morning sun salutation flow and the moon poses Swami recommends for an evening routine. 

This book goes deeper than just a few yoga poses, though. I learned so much about the chakras and how the breath (prana) affects everything from mood to appetite to joint health. I loved pairing this with the free monthly Yoga With Adriene calendar. I’d especially recommend this book to brand new yogis who want to deepen their practice and understanding of yoga beyond the asana (the movement we associate with yoga.)

Have you read any good non-fiction lately? I’d love to hear about it!

Yogi Book Recommendation

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