Today was a great day because I finally received my latest yoga book order from Amazon.com. Took almost two and a half weeks. Luckily (?) I’ve been busy enough that I didn’t really notice the delivery delay. I’ve sort of been stocking up on my yoga books since I’m heading to Japan for a few years. Of course I’ll be able to order books in Japan as well, but it’s a convenient excuse for now. I don’t really need much of a reason to buy new yoga books…
I’ve also noticed a trend with yoga books lately. The history of yoga seems to be all the rage, especially yoga’s journey into the American mainstream. Not that all the books in my latest order reflect this trend, but I’m definitely looking forward to summer book releases about yoga luminaries Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (Guruji: A Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students) and Krishnamacharya (Krishnamachary: His Life and Teachings). I’m also very likely to succumb in the near future to The Great Oom: The Improbable Birth of Yoga in America as well as The Subtle Body: The Story of Yoga in America.
Anyhow, here’s a few photos and links to the new books on my shelf for your viewing pleasure.
Click here for a positive review of Yoga Body
Click here to visit Srivatsa Ramaswami’s website
Click here to visit John Scott’s website
Click here to visit Michael Stone’s Centre of Gravity website
Now that I have all these crisp, new yoga books lining my bookshelf, my wife informs me that I also need to read them, so I best stop blogging and get reading… Any suggestions on which book to start with? I’m leaning towards The Inner Tradition of Yoga.