I make no secret of the fact that I am a total bookworm. With the nights now drawing in, is there any greater pleasure than curling up on the sofa under a blanket with a cup of tea and a good book? So I thought I would share some of the best books to read whether you are looking to delve a little deeper into Yoga, have been practicing for some time and could use a little inspiration, or as a gift idea for the yogi in your life!

1. Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar

A key text on many Yoga Teacher Trainings, Light on Yoga covers the philosophy of yoga, asana (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and bandha (energy locks). There are step by step instructions on how to get into each asana, and its benefits for the body. Iyengar also details which as...

We are all familiar with the concept of the New Year's Resolution - we promise ourselves that we will hit the gym daily, drop a dress size and start meditating. We start with good intentions, and inevitably end up in a pile of Quality Street wrappers, full of chocolate and self-loathing. 

However, this doesn't mean that we should give up entirely on our goals and aims. We all have things that we wish to strive for, and the practice of setting and working towards goals can be a hugely positive and beneficial practice. During my studies to become a yoga teacher we spent some time discussing the concept of San kalpa - the practice of setting heartfelt intentions as a powerful tool for transformation.

San kalpa roughly translates from Sanskrit to mean...

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