Yoga Book Club

All Yoga Room students are welcome to join our Yoga Book Club, which has been meeting every other month since 2008 to discuss inspirational books on a wide range of holistic topics including yoga philosophy, spiritual growth, the natural world and 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. Contact Christy if you'd like to join!

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Our Current Book Selection

The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity and Freedom

by Rod Stryker

the four desires

According to ancient Yogic tradition, your soul has four distinct desires:
 
• The desire for purpose, the drive to become who you are meant to be
• The desire for the means (money, security, health) to prosper in this world
• The desire for pleasures like intimacy, beauty, and love
• The desire for spiritual fulfillment and lasting freedom

Learning to honor these four desires is the key to happiness, and to a complete and balanced life. But how can you discern what will truly satisfy your desires? How can you increase your capacity to achieve them? What if your desires seem to conflict with one another? Is it really possible to live a spiritual life while also wanting material pleasures and success?

For more than three decades, master teacher Rod Stryker has taught yoga in the context of its deepest philosophy. In this wise and richly practical book, he has distilled those broad teachings into a roadmap for becoming the person you were meant to be. It is filled with revealing true stories, provocative exercises, and practices for unlocking your inner guidance.

The Four Desires is nothing less than a complete path toward living your best life possible—a life that is rich in meaning and in means, a life that attracts and emanates happiness, a life that is your unique gift to yourself and the world.

We will discuss this book on Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 6pm. RSVP for location (outside in-person).

RSVP to Christy by August 9.

Some of Our Favorites...

Do Nothing
Celeste Headlee

Half The Sky
Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

The Untethered Soul
Michael Singer

Caste
Isabel Wilkerson

The Happiness Project
Gretchen Rubin

The Shift
Wayne Dyer

Radical Acceptance
Tara Brach, PhD

Waking Up
John Earle

The Tao of Pooh
Benjamin Hoff

The Science of Yoga
William J. Broad

Broken Open
Elizabeth Lesser

The Gifts of Imperfection
Brene Brown

The Legacy of Luna
Julia Butterfly Hill

The Heart of Yoga
TKV Desikachar

10% Happier
Dan Harris

Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses
Claire Dederer

The Faith Club
R. Idliby, P. Warner & S. Oliver

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
TKV Desikachar Translation

Braiding Sweetgrass
Robin Wall Kimmerer

What The Eyes Don't See
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

The Wisdom of Yoga
Stephen Cope

Self-Compassion
Kristin Neff, PhD

Stumbling Toward Enlightenment
Geri Larkin

All About Love
bell hooks

A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle

World Peace Diet
Will Tuttle

The Art of Extreme Self-Care
Cheryl Richardson

At Home In The World
Thich Nhat Hanh

My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor

There is Nothing Wrong with You
Cheri Huber

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
Mark Nepo

The Book of Joy
Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu

How Yoga Works
Michael Roach & Christie McNally

Lovingkindness
Sharon Salzberg

Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramahansa Yogananda

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty & Change
Pema Chodron

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