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Namaste Book Club: For Yogadorks and Bookworms Alike

in In Class, Technology, YD News

stressed_out_student_yogaEver get a hankering for more yoga knowledge, but discouraged by the idea that you’d be learning all by your lonesome? Fear not! Newfangled technology called the internets is in cahoots with the inspiring ingenuity of a few stellar individuals to come to your rescue! And so it was named the Namaste Book Club.

The culmination of yogitwitter chatter and a yearning to exchange thoughts on yoga-related texts in real time spurred the fantastic duo of Nancy and Jenny to helm the project. The first meeting of the NBC kicked off last Sunday with a review of T.K.V. Desikachar‘s Heart of Yoga*, a staple of any yogi bookworm’s collection, but so packed full of thought provoking tangent-inducing conversation it’s to your yog-advantage to tackle with a team of intellects. Besides this isn’t your regular tea and krumpets book club; no stuffiness here. All you need is an open book and an open mind. Oh and a computer helps, but if you’re reading this we figured we didn’t have to mention that. (also, PJs are ok).

Go to NamasteBookClub.blogspot.com for more info, to contribute ideas or catch up on what you may have missed from last week’s discussion. Plus there are fun yogadorkie things like contests and giveaways. Tune in this Sunday July 12 6-9pm CST (7-10pm eastern) for the next chat on chapters 3-5.

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*Heart of Yoga is Desikachar’s translation of the Yoga Sutras of Pantanjali and commentary on how to integrate yoga as a personal practice in our daily lives. More on TKV Desikachar son and primary student of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya.

psst.. if you want to get a head start on the next book check it…and read the YD post on the book and the adjoining charity work
Yoga in America: Passion Diversity and Enlightenment In the Word’s of Some of Yoga’s Most Ardent Teachers.
ed. D. Bernstein and B. Weisenberg (buy it here)

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  • Dear Yoga Dorks, You make me smile. I don’t know much about the Namaste book club, but I think you might like my new book The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir. The book is not about birth but about women giving birth to themselves. I think your readers might like it because it is a tribute to all who struggle, in difficult times, to survive with their souls intact. If you are interested I would like to give you two books to giveaway. I am also available to do phone interviews if anyone has a book club. I’ve done it before, and it’s fun…I read, and we talk. You can see more about the book at my website or at
    Amazon. com Peace to you. Patricia Harman

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