8.31.2010

Happy Yoga

This past weekend, I finished reading Happy Yoga by Steve Ross.

I
was initially drawn to this book's colorful cover, but was happy to find true substance within the stylish packaging.  From the description of Happy Yoga on Amazon:

"After studying yoga in India and traveling all over the world with traditional Vedantic masters, Steve Ross returned to his hometown of Los Angeles with a broadened point of view of what yoga could be. He was surprised to find that yoga classes at home were missing the humor, joy, and celebration that fueled his Eastern studies. Instead of expanding and enhancing the joy of being, Western yoga classes focused obsessively on correcting body positions and developing a picture-perfect physique. Determined to keep his yoga practice true to cultivating bliss and inner radiance, Ross started his own yoga studio and has created a yoga movement in Los Angeles that is, to put it simply, revolutionary.
R
oss lives and teaches according to his belief that the secret to yoga is not obsessing over whether your feet are parallel or whether you can bend as far as the person on your left can, but about transcending the serious and allowing joy into your life, your body, your mind, and hopefully your yoga practice itself. It's about lightening up."

This was d
efinitely an inspiring read about in infusing your practice - and your life - with joy and levity.  I highly recommend it to all you yogis out there!


Image via Maha Yoga.

8 comments:

Rebecca Sue Peters said...

Steve Ross is great! I used to watch his Inhale show on cable. Always put a smile on my face!

WithGoldDust said...

Steve Ross is pretty amazing, Happy Yoga is one of my all time favorite books. :D He sure keeps it fresh, and its always a great reminder not to take life too seriously. Its so important to be.. happy!

shelly said...

it's already on my list (which is growing, growing and my time to read is shrinking, shrinking!)

robyn michelle-lee @ this is life. said...

i think kimberly once recommended this book, and it's been on my to-read list for a while!

i'll have to pick it up... it sounds fun!

Glass*Plant said...

I love Steve Ross. I wish he would make a DVD already! I miss his Inhale show.
Thanks for the book share :)

Caiti said...

I'm reading that book right now! It's right next to me as I type this :) I'm thoroughly enjoying it so far!

Vampires and Tofu said...

I love this book too, always helps me get back in a good place when m down in the dumps =)

Melita said...

this is definitely on my wish list! :) hugs!!

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