Books & DVDs

Awake: The Life of Yogananda book review

Awake: The Life of Yoganada has released a companion book with rare images, quotes, and interviews from the inspirational film. More than a year after its theatrical release, the record-breaking film Awake: The Life of Yogananda is available on DVD (it is currently the top documentary on Amazon) and has just been released on Netflix, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Yoga At Home: Inspiration for Creating Your Own Home Practice Book Review

Linda Sparrowe offers insight to creating a better home yoga practice in her latest book. Calling all yogis with (or those wanting to create) a home practice: This beautifully inspirational book offers us an intimate look beyond the walls and into the sacred home spaces created by a number of beloved teachers. Acclaimed author, Linda [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

destressifying by davidji book review

davidji explains stress management techniques in his new book, destressifying. All biases aside (he taught me how to meditate after all), davidji delivers a gem with his second book destressifying. I can personally attest to his mastery of stress management and the Vedic teachings of meditation, yoga, and Ayurveda, all of which combine to offer [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The Mind Illuminated book review

Meditation is the science and art of living, says Culadasa, a meditation master with over 40 years of experience and author of The Mind Illuminated – A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. The book is a systematic and nuanced journey through the stages of meditation as presented in traditional Buddhist texts, [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson — Bringing the Body into Treatment (W.W. Norton and Company) A systematic process for addressing trauma in a clinical setting has been outlined in the new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson, director of The Trauma Center Yoga Program. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga has been shown to be a useful [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Canyon Trilogy: Deluxe Platinum Edition music review

Grammy Award-winner R. Carlos Nakai releases his latest instrumental CD, Canyon Trilogy: Deluxe Platinum Edition   (Canyon Records)  Some artists are instrumental in creating the soundtrack of our lives. For me, Grammy Award-winner R. Carlos Nakai is one of those. The first time I heard a piece of his music, I was transfixed by the [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Chapter of the Forest music review

Chapter of the Forest, a tranquil musical exploration of respite for the soul. (Vanguard Records) There comes a time in every musician’s life when retreating is not only crucial for one’s creativity, but essential for survival. Some of the things that can arise from this much-needed respite for the soul include: a sincerity that can’t be [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Natural Meditation by Dean Sluyter book review

Dean Sluyter offers a skilled meditation guide in his new book, Natural Meditation by Dean Sluyter Jeremy Tarcher/Penguin Dean Sluyter is in the grand tradition of authors who interpret traditional enlightenment teachings and apply them to modern Western life. In his latest book, Natural Meditation, he certainly accomplishes that task with a rare combination of insight, [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Element Presents: Daily Yoga DVD Review

Element Presents: Daily Yoga With Mia Togo - A daily practice for morning and night (Dragonfly Productions, Inc.)  A dedicated daily yoga practice has profound energetic effects on both the physical and subtle or energetic bodies. In the DVD, Element Presents: Daily Yoga, taught by beloved LA-based YogaWorks teacher Mia Togo, two 40-minute practices are expertly [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry

Rama Jyoti Vernon shares insights from more than sixty years of yoga study in her new book, Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry. (Lotus Press) Rama Jyoti Vernon’s transformational text, Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry, takes on a spiritual odyssey of epic proportions. Her writings reflect the culmination of more than sixty [...]

By | April 26th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments