The Literary Yogi.

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The next best thing to being on the mat, or in the kitchen cooking up something deliciously nourishing, is reading. There’s a treasure trove of wonderful books just a click away on Amazon (which I know can be dangerous) but I couldn’t resist sharing my current favorites with you, just in case you haven’t already read them. Let’s start with Tres Green Tres Clean Tres Chic by Rebecca Leffler, it’s wonderful. If I ever write a book (and yes it’s on my bucket list) it would be just like this. It’s filled with seasonal vegan, gluten free recipes, yoga workouts and fun playlists all with an upbeat stylish Parisian vibe. LOVE IT.

Rachel Brathen’s Yoga Girl is high on my list of must haves. She is so honest and so authentic (an overused word but perfect in this case) her book is a delight. Part autobiography, part yoga bible, part recipe book, I guarantee you’ll read it cover to cover without putting it down.

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“Do Your Om Thing” by Rebecca Pacheco, I believe, will become a classic. Rebecca talks us through Yoga philosophy in a down to earth often hilarious way. There is so much information in this book offered in such an engaging way, it will make you think and make you laugh. No offence to Patanjali but this is a way easier read than The Yoga Sutras. If you have any interest in living your life as a modern day yogi this book is for you.

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A picture speaks a thousand words – and yes, Barbar’s Yoga for Elephants is about as adorable as it gets. If you have little ones, or teach them, this is a must for you. It’s a delight, Barbar and his family discover the benefits of yoga, they travel the world doing sun salutations in Paris, downward facing dogs in London and warrior II at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge. I can’t imagine finding a more lovely yoga book for kids.

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Yoga For Life by Colleen Saidman Yee and Tending the Heart Fire by Shiva Rae are incredible books written by the leading ladies of the yoga community. Two very different books, Colleen Saidman Yee’s being a very honest (sometimes heartbreakingly so) autobiography which should not be missed and Shiva Rae’s being more philosophical but equally special. These are two books that I reach for again and again. They’re also gorgeous enough to grace your coffee table.

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Aren’t they gorgeous – please share any books that are special to you. Give me an excuse to click on Amazon:) We could start a yoga book club….

 

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