Books & DVDs

Marianne Williamson’s Tears to Triumph

“Depression can be a sacred initiation into the journey of enlightenment” reads the new book by Marianne Williamson, Tears to Triumph, The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment. If you’ve ever heard her speak live, this book follows a familiar rhythm. Williamson teaches from personal experience and relevant mainstream knowledge, making her relatable and understandable. [...]

By | July 5th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The Promise – Mark Whitwell

Mark Whitwell outlines a transformative practice in his latest book, The Promise. Mark Whitwell is a name widely recognized in the yoga community. An accomplished yogi and sage who has been on the forefront of the contemporary yoga scene for over 20 years, his new, slim publication distills his trademark message into an easy to [...]

By | May 20th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

12 Yoga Books for Kids

Abby Wills shares her tips for choosing yoga books for kids. When the LA YOGA team started sorting through yoga books for kids, we asked mom, yogini, educator, and Shanti Generation Program Director Abby Wills for some advice on choosing media for kids. She said, “There are dozens of brilliant kids yoga books available. Start [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Original Light Book Review

The same devotion-filled voice of musician Snatam Kaur fills the pages of Original Light. If you’ve heard celebrated mantra singer Snatam Kaur chant, you were likely moved by her devotion-filled voice. In her desire to help sustain such inspiration beyond the concert hall, she’s penned a new book that guides people on “a path to [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Mantra Sessions music review

Set to release for Bosse Skoglund's 80th birthday, Mantra Sessions sonic soundscapes are an experiment you want to hear. Bosse Skoglund and Zilverzurf are world-renowned Swedish musicians who specialize in creating and producing amazing percussion and bass soundscapes. Though I was not familiar with them I am a fan of Zilverzurf's daughter, singer-songwriter Lykke Li. What a fantastic sonic and [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The Urban Monk book review

The Urban Monk offers secret remedies to cope with our hectic urban lifestyle. There may be days when we long to escape to a monastery, cave, or meditation hut but we have families to care for, bills to pay, obligations to fulfill; negotiating the challenges of modern life can be stressful. As Dr Sojai says in [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The Prime book review

The Prime: Prepare and Repair Your Body for Spontaneous Weight Loss Digestion is the cornerstone of our health, according to Ayurveda. This is recognized by integrative neurologist Dr Kulreet Chaudhary, Chief Medical Officer for New Practices and former Director of Wellspring Health at Scripps Memorial Hospital. Dr Chaudhary’s exploration of Ayurveda began when she was [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

A Year of Living Mindfully book review

Randi Ragan gives readers a new sense of purpose in her book, A Year of Living Mindfully.  As someone who has always felt the deepest peace when immersed in nature and found beauty in considering everyday actions as divine rituals, this book had me at the first page. At its heart, A Year of Living [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

One Breath Book Review

Adam Skolnick explores the depths of the freediving community in his latest book, One Breath. The quest to stretch our limits can have miraculous or tragic results. In 2013, Adam Skolnick covered the freediving competition Vertical Blue in the Bahamas for the New York Times. American Nicholas Mevoli was a rapidly rising (or more appropriately—rapidly [...]

By | January 26th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Says Who? Book Review

Author Ora Nadrich offers more than a focus on positive psychology in her latest book Says Who?  At first glance, Ora Nadrich's book Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever is a self-help title focused on positive psychology. While she definitely encourages remaining on a "positive track" with our thinking, and rerouting [...]

By | January 25th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments