WHAT'S ON MY BOOKSHELF

These are a list of just a few of my favorite reads! They start with Yoga and Meditation/Mindfulness, then range into some "Lifestyle" reads, and end with your Parenting and Mothering reads.

COMING SOON! In April I will be releasing my monthly Book Club Read so please STAY TUNED!!

"Science of Breath"

“Breath is life! Life is absolutely dependent upon the act of breathing.” Thus does Yogi Ramacharaka state, in positive, unambiguous language, the importance of breathing. Expostulating upon the vital importance of breath to physical and spiritual well-being, “The Science of Breath” is a comprehensive guide to the philosophy and practice of breathing techniques.

"Light on Yoga"

The definitive guide to the philosophy and practice of Yoga--the ancient healing discipline for body and mind--by its greatest living teacher. Light on Yoga provides complete descriptions and illustrations of all the positions and breathing exercises. Features a foreword by Yehudi Menuhin. Illustrations throughout.

"Theme Weaver"

Theme Weaver is a lighthearted approach to serious enlightenment for yoga teachers who wish to discover their voice, connect to their students and make their offering powerful. By using a formula called, The Other Eight Limb Path," Theme Weaverallows a teacher to save valuable time when planning classes. It is a simple, step by step guide to creating, and re-creating inspiring words that feel authentic and fresh every time.

"Siddhartha"

The classic novel of a quest for knowledge that has delighted, inspired, and influenced generations of readers, writers, and thinkers.

"Meditations from the Mat"

365 daily reflections offering a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life, from the acclaimed yoga teacher, Rolf Gates. As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind.

"Mindfulness Day by Day"

If you think that enlightenment is reserved for only a chosen few and requires decades of spiritual practice--think again. The awakened state--that place of peace and bliss--is present and available to you, right here, right now, and this is the book that can point you to it. This themed collection of passages by ancient Buddhist sages, Christian and Jewish mystics, contemporary teachers, philosophers, and poets celebrates the perfection of the present moment.

"Revolution of the Soul"

Celebrated yoga teacher and activist Seane Corn shares pivotal accounts of her life with raw honesty―enriched with in-depth spiritual teachings―to help us heal, evolve, and change the world

"The Four Agreements"

Describe your imageIn The Four Agreements, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

The Blue Zones

Bestselling author, longevity expert, and National Geographic Explorer Dan Buettner reports on health, fitness, diet, and aging, drawing on his research from extraordinarily long-lived communities--Blue Zones--around the globe. His prescriptions for lifestyle, nutrition, outlook, and stress-coping practices will add years to your life and life to your years.

"The Happiness Project"

Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.

"Chasers of the Light"

Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.

"Proof of Heaven"

Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.

"The Art of Living"

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living, readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life's inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

"Love Does"

Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world's best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it's not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob's love takes action. Bob believes Love Does.

"The Time Keeper"

Told in Albom's signature spare, evocative prose, this remarkably original tale will inspire readers everywhere to reconsider their own notions of time, how they spend it, and how precious it truly is.

"The Conscious Parent"

In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship.

"The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably.."

If you want solid advice about raising kids, this book is not for you. If you want to wallow in your own misery about how having kids is AWFUL, this book is not for you. This book pays homage to the every-parent and suggests that they are the people having the best child-rearing experience of all.

"Start Fresh"

A practical, charming little package from a caring dad and exceptional chef that thousands have come to trust , this book will give parents the tools they need to prepare nutritious food their babies will love to eat—for a truly fresh and healthy start.

"Selfish Mom Project"

Written to help mom's secure their oxygen mask first and take action in the rediscovery of who they are. Through daily checkin's the reader gets the opportunity to discover self love and what it means to give your best. You are the only person who can give your kids a happy mother and this book gives you all the tools you need to start this journey. Written in journal format and sprinkled with personal stories both funny and heart felt from the author.

"The Female Pelvis"

The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of the pelvis, & how it responds to pregnancy & childbirth. This is followed by a series of specific exercises, initially for self-discovery, & then to increase the flexibility, strength, & coordination of the pelvic functions

"Breastfeeding Made Simple"

This second edition of Breastfeeding Made Simple is an essential guide to breastfeeding that every new and expectant mom should own-a comprehensive resource that takes the mystery out of basic breastfeeding dynamics. Understanding the seven natural laws of breastfeeding will help you avoid and overcome challenges such as low milk production, breast refusal, weaning difficulties, and every other obstacle that can keep you from enjoying breastfeeding your baby.

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