What Stacy is Reading Now: The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga

omWhen 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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