Book Review: 27 Things to Know About Yoga

Welcome to Day #3 of the Blog Book Tour for Victoria Klein’s new yoga book, 27 Things to Know About Yoga!

I couldn’t be happier to share and recommend this gem of a yoga book with each of you. Part how-to book, part intro to yoga philosophy and lifestyle, 27 Things is that book you wish you had in your bag with you at the airport when you really need something fun and interesting to read and don’t feel like tying your brain into knots. Open the book anywhere and you’ll find bite-sized bits of wisdom that will inspire your practice both on and off the yoga mat.

Perfect for Yoga Newbies! I especially recommend 27 Things for those just getting into yoga. As Ms. Klein states in the introduction, “Think of this as a gateway book: a great starting point or quick reference in your ongoing journey for intelligent and useful information about yoga.” That’s a perfect description of the book.

For the yoga newbie, 27 Things should give you the confidence and direction you need to go to your first class, delve into a variety of yoga styles, or seek out a teacher that suits you. 27 Things also gives straightforward answers about what to wear, what to eat, and what to bring to class. With a little bit of practical wisdom from the author, you won’t have any more excuses for not giving yoga a try.

Also Great for Yoga Vets! I may still struggle to look natural when touching my toes (due to hamstrings about as stretchy as a piece of dry wood…), but I do consider myself somewhat of a veteran in the world of yoga book reading. Although 27 Things is probably geared more towards breaking the ice with the curious about yoga crowd, it contains plenty of insight that a seasoned yogi can also appreciate. Motivation to practice doesn’t grow on trees, and you can certainly expect to receive a good dose of it in this book.

Thing 21 reminds the reader that yoga is very much about discipline, and that “No matter your schedule, budget, or location, yoga is meant to be practiced every minute of every day….It may be hard to imagine meeting yourself on your yoga mat every day, but that is what needs to be done.”

This is a great little book. It’s cheap (less than 10 bucks on Amazon), it’s an easy read, and it just may be the book you need in your bag to help you survive your next plane ride.

 

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I’ve been practicing yoga pretty regularly lately with YogaGlo and one of my favorite yoga teachers on the site is Jo Tastula. Besides having a great Australian accent she teaches a pretty darn near perfect vinyasa flow class. I always feel inspired, focused, and in the moment afterwards. Most of her classes on YogaGlo range between 30 and 60 minutes–enough time to get good and sweaty–, but I recently discovered she also has an excellently produced DVD, High Vibrations Yoga, which consists of five short meditations and five sun salutation practices. Any combination of the practices can be completed in less than 20 minutes. Great for those moments when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to reconnect with and realign your body’s energy.

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Bhakti Fest is celebrating its fourth season September 6 – 9 at the Joshua Tree Desert Retreat Center, in Joshua Tree, CA. Yoga, kirtan music and wisdom workshops will be offered in the tradition of the dynamic Bhakti Fests since 2009.

According to Sridhar Silberfein, Founder and Producer of the Bhakti Fests, “Bhakti is devotion to love. Shining within and without like the sun. We emanate pure love whenever and wherever we go, giving unconditional love to everyone, especially our personal relationships. This year’s Bhakti Fest will be a total immersion in this love for all the presenters and attendees.”

Comments

  1. Thank you for such a wonderful post about my 1st book & for being a part of my 1st Blog Book Tour! 🙂

  2. I think I really need to know those 27 things ! Your post have generated curiosity in me , will buy the book right away !

  3. I’m confident you will highly enjoy the book, Katherine. Feel free to email me your personal review when you are done 🙂

  4. Awesome information. Thank you so much for this! This is very useful 🙂

  5. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, Sand Sock Girl. Once you get your copy of the book & read it, I’d love for you to email me your opinion about it. 🙂

  6. Could you email me with any hints about how you made your site look like this, Id be appreciative!

    • @pilatesbiz–I tried emailing you, but received a delivery failure message. I basically use a premium wordpress theme called Modern News on Daily Cup of Yoga. It has some great customization options and is pretty simple to use. Hope this answers your question.

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