Thursday, December 20, 2007

Coffee Book

I would like to present to you my latest Yoga read:


The Spirit of Yoga by Kathy Phillips and an intro with Christy Turlington. This is a nice coffee book to keep in the home. There are some gorgeous images...


But fair warning, this is not exactly a book for beginners. If you are looking for a text to learn the basics and how to lose some weight, this is NOT the book for you.


There is less focus on the asana practice and more on the overall history and broader concept of yoga (The Eight Limbs) and eastern philosophies.


At times I almost got a sense that the book looked down on what the West has done to Yoga and I understand it can be frustrating which is another reason why this might be a turn off for one who is looking to just work out and not into the teachings. Personally, I love all that stuff and want to learn as much as I can about it.


Overall I didn't gain anything new from reading this, but it was a nice renewal.

6 comments:

rand(om) bites said...

Definitely a good book for the collection. I bought it a while back and still refer back to it sometimes. It'd make a great yogi pressie! :-)

Gypsy Girl said...

I read it a few years ago. And as I recall the photography is just wonderful. Nice book. thanks for sharing
I wish you peace, love and laughter

mormar said...

I am still stuck on the cupcake soap.

Linda (Sama) said...

thanks for sharing, marilyn....

take a peek at my blog and read about the yoga network I started called Yoga is Life. please join us if you're interested!

shanti!

Anonymous said...

I have no read this one, but have you read Cristy turlintons book??

You should put up a book reviews section

- bonnie

Nadine Fawell said...

I like this book - it's pretty, and as you said, a good refresher. Past as certain point, all we really need is reminding of what we need to practice.