BHUTAN CULTURE & YOGA AUGUST 2016

BHUTAN CULTURE & YOGA AUGUST 2016
Dear Yogis!

I never imagined our trip together would be quite so wonderful as it was! Practicing yoga daily and climbing to the Tiger’s Nest – every last one of us – not to mention Dorji’s baboon bottom jokes pretty much show’s us all that is good in life; taking care of each other, dedicating ourselves and laughing! So THANK YOU ALL for being yourselves and sharing in the amazing journey. It was a pleasure to be with ALL of you.

A list of inspiring books and music follows under. I recommend the Jivamukti book as a good starting ground for all aspects of practice, Sharon Salzburg’s ‘Loving Kindness’ is quite simply life changing. Jack Kornfield’s ‘A Path With Heart’ is excellent both post-retreat and for delving a little more into sitting and generally getting quieter. Richard Freeman’s book is incredible but dense! Many of the authors/translators/publishers have other works that are worthwhile too… enjoy… but really… steady practice is enough 😉

Until our paths cross once more… keep listening in…

With steadiness, spaciousness & much Love  ~  Josie

‘Wisdom tells me I am nothing. Love tells me I am everything. Between the two my life flows.’  Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Books for inspiration:

Jivamukti Yoga – Sharon Gannon & David Life
Loving Kindness – Sharon Saltzberg
A Path With Heart – Jack Kornfield
The Mirror of Yoga. Richard Freeman
Chants of a Lifetime – Krishna Das
Be Love Now – Ram Dass (also Be Here Now & Paths to God)
The Tree of Yoga –  B.K.S Iyengar (also Light on Yoga)
Love Poems From God – Daniel Ladinsky (beautiful anthology of mystical poetry)
Poetry by Rumi – Rabia, Kabir, Mira, Hafiz
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – commentary by Sri Swami Satchidananda (also The Living Gita)
The Myths of the Asanas. Arjuna van der Kooij & Alaana Kaivalya (super sweet story book)
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda (it’s a classic!)
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse (also a classic!)
I am That – Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika – (published by the Bihar School)

And here a list of wonderful artists whose music I regularly use:

Krishna Das
Jai Uttal
Diana Rogers
Bhagavan Das
C.C. White
Srikala/Srikology
Govindas & Radha
Shiuli Subaya
Sistashree
Wah!
Bombay S. Jayashri
David Newman
Karnamrita
Sada Sat Kaur
Deva Premal
Jagjit Singh

There are 3 short practices with me here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIVuEH3hkzG7pd6zMtWigBQ

The 7-minute ‘promise practice’ you can find here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPRAKyEp_R1_Vfxiqh2raq3ww7fNYEWBX

 

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