Yoga Book Reviews

Book Reviews:

Radha: Diary of a Woman’s Search

author: Swami Sivananda Radha
book published: 2003
“Imagine at 45 and in war time Germany, leaving everything behind to go to India to meet a guru that had appeared in a vision. Risky! But worth it, she went on to establish the first Ashram in Canada and it remains perhaps the finest in North America. A must read! Her legacy is a Canadian treasure.”

Autobiography of a Yogi

author: Paramahansa Yogananda
book published: 1971
“I never read books twice but I have read this one 3 times. His undying faith in our miraculous life force inspires me to be the best I can be! The stories he shares about his many teachers are like food for spirit, and in that, this book reminds me of Reflecting the Light by Swami Radha.”

Chakra Workbook: Rebalance Your Body’s Vital Energies

author: Pauline Wills
book published: 2002
“Used as a text book for some yoga teacher training courses. Very good. Pauline has done a great job putting together a diverse range of information on the dense topic of chakras. She is a colour therapist and the strength of this workbook is its use of visualizations. Very inspiring.”

The Poetry of the Body

author: Rodney Yee
book published: 2002
“He’s a dedicated master, with great insights to offer about yoga. This book is a manual for someone starting yoga and an inspiration for advanced practitioners.”

Living Yoga: Creating a Life Practice

author: Christy Turlington
book published: 2002
“As you might expect this is a lovely book, with beautiful photos and layout to match (the hardcover one). I was skeptical “what could a supermodel have to say on the important matter of yoga?!? ” but I was wrong. She is a true yogin, and again I am reminded that preconceived notions can lead me to prematurely judge a book by its cover. As illustrated by my yoga trainer, it is a worthwhile endeavour for a yoga teacher to read every book on yoga she or he can get a hold of.”

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