Yoga is so much more than exercise, there is a whole spiritual dimension to it. And it’s this spiritual side that I have found a lot of self-love and forgiveness in. Below is a list of 3 books I found to be amazing tools for helping me develop a more wholesome practice.
1. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
This isn’t a yoga book per say, but it lays out a lot of the yoga principles in a rather explicit and extremely entertaining manner. Whether you think you’ve got life on lock or you need a swift kick in the ass, this short read is worth picking up. The book will have you thinking and laughing while staying succinct.
If you are interested, you can pick it up here.
2. Wanderlust: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering Your Best Self by Jeff Krasno
This book is 1000% amazing. Literally. It’s aesthetically pleasing- the photos- the layout- the script- all of it. Just opening it up and reading it, you will feel the good vibes radiate from it. It has flows (super great). Recipes. Spiritual things. Historical things. Journal Prompts. If you are looking for a singular to kick off your practice, pick this one! It is super well rounded and will get your toes wet in all aspects of yoga.
3. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
This is a yoga classic. The quotes in it are the things IG captions are made from (i.e. they are super inspiring and uplifting). But on a less superficial level, this text is positively soul awakening. The principles discussed in the text provide a framework of how to live off the mat for the yoga practitioner. It is very much a perspective elevator and I love that it inspires a mental and ethical yoga practice. Check it out here.