As many of you know, I read a lot. I read medical journals, yoga studies, wellness books/resources, fun fiction books, etc. The point is, I read a lot! So here’s a list of some of my favorite wellness-related books.
Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear. Is it hard for you to form habits that last? James gives you clear guidelines and directions to help form habits. Not only is this book full of good information, but it’s incredibly motivating!
High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard. If I’ve had the pleasure of working with you or you follow me on social media, you’ve probably heard me talk about this book. It has a ton of information packed into it on tips for the 6 habits for becoming “extraordinary”. Although it is not a “yoga book”, it is good for life in general and is easily applicable to yoga practice.
Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice by Charlotte Bell. I can honestly say this book changed my perspective on yoga and inspired me to take my practice to the next level. If you’re going to own just one book “yoga” related, it should be this one.
Perfectly, Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice by Baron Baptiste. This is not a book I would typically read, but I was pleasantly surprised by it. This book explores more of the mental components that go along with mindful yoga practice.
The Runner’s Guide to Yoga: A Practical Approach to Building Strength and Flexibility for Better Running (The Athlete’s Guide) by Sage Rountree. Sage explains how running and yoga go hand-in-hand, and discusses the best poses for runners to integrate into their yoga practice.
If you’re a teacher, an aspiring teacher, or just want to know more about the medical aspect of yoga:
Medical Therapeutic Yoga: Biopsychosocial Rehabilitation and Wellness Care by Ginger Garner. Ginger is a physical therapist and creator of the only certified professional yoga therapist program (when this blog post was written). It’s an excellent book for learning more about the medical aspect of yoga, along with anatomical tips for various yoga poses.