Great Reads for the Yogi (and Anyone, Really)

Happy holidays, friends!  Are you traveling this holiday season?  Regardless of your plans, if you find yourself with a bit of extra time this holiday season (cue the skeptical laughter) and are looking for some good books to read, consider giving these books a chance. There’s a good possibility that they will appeal to that part of you that wants to take your yoga off the mat and into your day-to-day life (click the title for links to the books’ descriptions on

  1. The Three Marriages, by David Whyte
  2. The Healing Power of the Breath, by Richard P. Brown and Patricia L. Gerbarg
  3. The Road to Character, by David Brooks
  4. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert
  5. Yoga for Emotional Balance, by Bo Forbes
  6. The Wisdom of Yoga: A Seeker’s Guide to Extraordinary Living, by Stephen Cope
  7. Letters to a Young Poet, by Rainer Maria Rilke
  8. Yoga and the Quest for the True Self, by Stephen Cope
  9. Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy, by Mallika Chopra
  10. Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, by Kristin Neff
  11. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron
  12. How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind, by Pema Chodron
  13. Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse
  14. A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
  15. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach
  16. The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, by Pema Chodron

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Wishing you peace and joy this holiday season!