Brilliant and ecstatic poems by leading yogis draws profound parallels between yogic experience and poetry. Perfect for solitary contemplation.
Hafiz, Gibran, Neruda, Rumi … their yoga mats were blank pieces of paper; they did asana with pencils between their fingers; their pranayama was inverted metaphor; and their Samadhi was uninhibited, naked poetry. Yoga is a journey, an intricate dance of mind, body, breath, and spirit. It is cultivation of self-awareness through reflection. The Poetry of Yoga is an ecstatic gathering of poetry written by some of the most accomplished and well-known spiritual teachers of our time. Poems are set in the following yogic themes: Compassion, Desire, Freedom, Transformation, and Service. A book all yoga practitioners will cherish and return to over and over for nourishment and inspiration.
ENDORSEMENTS & REVIEWS
“This book is a great victory. A voice to contemporary yoga. Through this book we get to see the somatic power of consciousness.” –Shiva Rea
“I’m impressed, there is actually a whole, budding theory on how yoga and creativity can work together in all kinds of mediums, from writing, to painting, to music, or just dealing with issues coming up in whatever work it is you do. We need creativity in all aspects of our lives, and in order to access it, we have to be willing to step out of our comfortable boxes.” –Spirituality and Health magazine
“Perfect for solitary contemplation, this anthology is full of yogic wisdom.” –Yoga Journal Magazine
“This book is a link that paints an important picture and give us that experience of looking beyond appearances and feeling that profound parallel between the yogic experience and poetry.” –Rod Stryker
“These beautiful poems speak to and are expressions of the very heart of yoga.” –Kelly Birch, Editor, Yoga Therapy Today
“To have yoga without poetry is like having marriage without love. Poetry is the essence of beauty in language. I am grateful for HawaH having put together this volume to inspire yoga students with the beauty of meter and verse.” –Aadil Palkhivala, Master Yoga Teacher
“As I started to scan through the pages, I felt like I had won the lottery! Like a beautiful asana, each page contains words perfectly aligned to lift my soul. I had been given the gift of a book of yoga poems that I know will provide inspiration for my life and my yoga classes for many years to come.” –The Daily Downward Dog
“This book is a sweet gift offering to any poetically inclined yoga practitioner and a perfect item to have at yoga studios. Often, instructors will be able to bring resting students back from Savasana with an inspiring reading. The Poetry of Yoga offers a trove of fresh selections. Like asana practice itself, each visit to the book will bring new discovery and communion.” –Mount Shasta Magazine
“It is such an incredible combination of yoga and poetry that we were literally ‘blown away.’ It has so many great poems and the offerings from the yoga community makes us proud and happy to be a part of something so special.” –Flow Yoga Magazine
“The Poetry of Yoga anthology harnesses the energy of a great movement of healing arts practitioners . . . and crossed the lines to gather and contribute 21st century reflections of the state of an ancient practice. . . ” –Tribe