July 15, 2011 § 4 Comments
Happy Guru Purnima Day Ashtangis. What does one do on a day like this? I’m pretty clueless so please share your favorite ‘traditions’/practices in the comments.
It’s rest time for this Ashtangi so instead of a boring practice report I thought I’d share some of the things that have been inspiring me recently. Not all yoga-related, but hey, diversity is good, yes?:
- Light on Life – Since picking it up a few weeks ago I’ve been savoring Iyengar’s insights like one would a good bar of dark chocolate, drawing out the experience so that it never ends. Sharing his wisdom gleaned from all those years as a yoga teacher, this book is less an asana practice guide than an overview of the benefits to be reaped from a consistent and dedicated practice. It’s like Yoga Sutras 101, Iyengar-style. I can’t recommend it enough.
- Dear Sugar – Loving this new-to-me advice column written anonymously by “Sugar”. Tackling reader questions on topics like the loss of a son, jealousy, the challenges of writing, this is not your typical ‘Aunt Agony’ column serving up advice on fine china and silver platters. Instead it will probably leave the seeker more broken and raw than they’d like. What a breath of fresh air.
- Kinfolk Magazine – launches today and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. A new type of magazine around home entertaining produced by a team whose aesthetic I aspire to – clean, simple, refined and calm.
Have a great weekend!