Category Archives: RECOMMENDED READING

Book: Spark by John Ratey

 Dr. John Ratey’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is a great way to motivate you to exercise!  Each chapter takes a different challenge – from anxiety to depression to attention disorders – and examines

Book: Spark by John Ratey

 Dr. John Ratey’s book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is a great way to motivate you to exercise!  Each chapter takes a different challenge – from anxiety to depression to attention disorders – and examines

Book: The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life & business, by Charles Duhigg, is an entertaining and informative book that views news stories and business successes through the lens of habit, with each chapter providing an

Book: The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do in life & business, by Charles Duhigg, is an entertaining and informative book that views news stories and business successes through the lens of habit, with each chapter providing an

Book: Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time

This book summarizes the obstacles to a fit country, with an empowering solution.  We live in a time where we are coming to question “the way things are done” and this book provides good examples of how our collective habits

Book: Instant Recess: Building a Fit Nation 10 Minutes at a Time

This book summarizes the obstacles to a fit country, with an empowering solution.  We live in a time where we are coming to question “the way things are done” and this book provides good examples of how our collective habits

Book: The First Twenty Minutes

Gretchen Reynolds writes a great column for the New York Times, and her book elaborates on what science is saying about exercise habits.  Well-written, amusing, and empowering. Lessons for Yogis: 1) The biggest benefits from exercise come from the first

Book: The First Twenty Minutes

Gretchen Reynolds writes a great column for the New York Times, and her book elaborates on what science is saying about exercise habits.  Well-written, amusing, and empowering. Lessons for Yogis: 1) The biggest benefits from exercise come from the first

Book: Move a Little, Lose a Lot

 The first chapters of this book are available for preview on amazon kindle, with pieces on preview on google books,  and that’s how much I have read by now.  Excited to read the rest! Move a Little, Lose a Lot:

Book: Move a Little, Lose a Lot

 The first chapters of this book are available for preview on amazon kindle, with pieces on preview on google books,  and that’s how much I have read by now.  Excited to read the rest! Move a Little, Lose a Lot:

Book: The Willpower Instinct

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches a popular class on willpower at Stanford University.   She’s shared its contents in her book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More Of It.  As

Book: The Willpower Instinct

Health psychologist Kelly McGonigal teaches a popular class on willpower at Stanford University.   She’s shared its contents in her book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More Of It.  As

Book: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to face Stress, Pain, and Illness  is the classic book on mindfulness, and Kabat-Zinn has is a leader in bringing Eastern ideas to Western doctors.  With a

Book: Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to face Stress, Pain, and Illness  is the classic book on mindfulness, and Kabat-Zinn has is a leader in bringing Eastern ideas to Western doctors.  With a

Book: Lovingkindness, The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Sharon Salzberg’s book provides a detailed account of the practice of Metta, with chapters on how to approach each categorical person and on ways to create variations in the practice.  Very well-written and very helpful. Lessons for Yogis: 1) Mind

Book: Lovingkindness, The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

Sharon Salzberg’s book provides a detailed account of the practice of Metta, with chapters on how to approach each categorical person and on ways to create variations in the practice.  Very well-written and very helpful. Lessons for Yogis: 1) Mind

Book: Feeling Good – the new mood therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD is a thorough cognitive psychology book treating problems such as anxiety and depression as caused by – and fixable by – the way we think. 1) There are many

Book: Feeling Good – the new mood therapy

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD is a thorough cognitive psychology book treating problems such as anxiety and depression as caused by – and fixable by – the way we think. 1) There are many

Book: Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy By Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews This book consists of amazing images of the body in each asana with details on what parts of the body are being engaged and in what way.  The back of the book allows

Book: Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy By Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews This book consists of amazing images of the body in each asana with details on what parts of the body are being engaged and in what way.  The back of the book allows