What Stacy is Reading Now: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga
When I start something new, I dive in wholeheartedly. Over the years, my friends and family have seen me intricately plan my dissertation in a twenty-page outline and carefully separate out my lesson plans and teaching materials in binders and multi-colored file folders. I still proudly read books with two different colored pens in hand. “Non-academic” Stacy is no exception; in the two years since I started running, I have piles of Runners Worlds with dog-eared pages and several journals and calendars filled with race times, workouts, and goals.
So, it shouldn’t be surprising that my new summer project is taking over my life; just two yoga classes in, I’m already soaking in all the information I can get. Up first: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga by Deepak Chopra and David Simon. It’s a great history of the practice and beliefs of yoga and includes chapters about meditation and calming an anxious mind (a tailor-made chapter for Stacy, I think).
Any other yoga books out there that this new yogi needs to read?
And, any runners out there? Here’s a must read from my collection – Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall.
So, what about you – do you dive into new hobbies and interests headfirst like I do?
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That looks great, Stacy! I am a bit of a yoga fanatic, but I haven’t done much reading about it. I’ll have to give it a read. There is a film about youth activists and Shanti yoga available on Netflix that I’ve been wanting to watch too. Maybe you’d like it.
Donna Farhi raises some very interesting questions in her books. Also great: Listening to some of Krishna Das’s workshops, he’s such an inspiration – and so humble. Swami Sivananda’s “Thought Power” is an oldie that never loses its relevance.
Thanks for the suggestions! I’ll add them to my list. (PS – I’m off to my 4th yoga class tonight — love it!).