Do you find yourself gawking at a motivational reel every once in a while? Is your feed also brimming with inspirational content from lifestyle influencers? Have you also thought of taking up Yoga or Meditation as a regular practice but have never been able to commit? Then I guess we all are sailing in the same boat.
Whether it’s picking up a new habit or reviving an old one, feeding your conscious with constant inspiration is imperative. But sometimes, your social feed is not enough, and one needs something that is more concrete and is rather fulfilling.
Today we will share with you a few reccos that have benefitted us greatly in getting a better grip of our Yoga and Meditation practice. Here we go!
Penned by one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world, BKS Iyengar, Light on Life takes you on an inward journey of your emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Recommended for both beginners and practitioners, the book sheds light on one’s search for wholeness and the many profound gifts that Yoga has on offer; culminated through the many life experiences of the man himself.
If you are someone who is just starting out in Yoga and have found yourself bewildered by the many schools of thought, this book should definitely make your list. A contemporary classic, this book sets a strong foundation for a mind-breath-body connection by going into detail about the perks of developing a solid personal practice—neither too tedious nor too heavy, just the perfect mix.
Psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk deeps dive into the long-lasting stress and trauma results in one’s physiology. Backed by these 30 years of experience, the book is packed with stories of science, humans, and their gut-wrenching convergence. The book also asserts the value of healing while teaching us to inhabit our inner sense of self.
Leading us into the core of Indian teachings, Karan Singh takes us on a journey to understand the workings of the human mind. It does so while drawing references from the Vedas, the Upanishads, and the many other masterpieces of ancient India. However, it brings in modern perspectives by learning from the ideologies of Sri Aurobindo, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Osho.
If we had to pick one true representative of Science out of our recommendations, it’d be this intriguing read. The book is thorough on the structures of human anatomy (supported by more than a 1000+ graphics btw!) and helps us in deeply understanding our movements and their impact on our overall lifestyle.
Remember, connecting with any practice on a deeper level helps in the holistic development; of both you and your practice. Ergo, always be on a lookout for material that can help you expand your practice horizons and can supply you with a spectrum of perspectives. So next time, when you really wish to connect with Yoga and Meditation on a deeper level, pick one of these books. Trust us; you’ll thank us later!
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