Since 2008 our Yoga Book Club has met every other month to discuss inspirational books on a wide range of holistic topics including yoga philosophy, spiritual growth, psychology & more. Members take turns hosting in their homes - or even poolside when the weather is nice! Our discussions are made even more enjoyable by the healthy vegan dishes everyone brings to share for our dinner potlucks. Email Christy if you’d like to join - all Yoga Room students are welcome!
Our Current Book Selection
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, PhD
Through her encounters with eastern spirituality, Neff began to understand that having compassion for oneself is as important as having compassion for others.
As she defines it, self-compassion has three core components: self-kindness, realizing one's common humanity, and mindfulness. Self-kindness means being gentle and understanding, rather than harshly critical of our own errors. The recognition of common humanity involves feeling connected to others rather than alienated by our suffering. Mindfulness requires "that we hold our experience in balanced awareness, rather than ignoring our pain or exaggerating it."
While exploring these three components, Neff weaves in events that inform her own life. By sharing such personal anecdotes, she helps readers understand how self-compassion can aid them.
We will discuss this book on Wednesday, June 5, 6:30-8:30pm. RSVP to Christy by June 3 for this month's location.
Please bring a vegan dish to pass!
The American Way of Eating
Half The Sky
Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
The Untethered Soul
The Happiness Project
The Legacy of Luna
Julia Butterﬂy Hill
The Heart of Yoga
Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses
The Faith Club
R. Idliby, P. Warner & S. Oliver
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
TKV Desikachar Translation
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