Friday, December 19, 2014
December has brought SoCal some glorious and much needed rain. Everything feels washed clean. May it continue, to shift the drought conditions.
Whether already celebrating or still preparing, how are your holidays going? I wanted to pass along some inspiring book titles that I recently read.
"The Art of Stillness- Adventures of Going Nowhere" by Pico Iyer is a lovely petite book about discoveries made when doing nothing. Iyer writes, "Stillness is not just an indulgence for those with enough resources - is is a necessity for anyone who wishes to gather less visible resources." Watch Iyer speak on this TED Talk.
In "The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, and My Life" Donna Jackson Nakazawa, having suffered for years with chronic illness, relates her healing journey using meditation, yoga and acupuncture in a very down to earth way. She brings in the science behind each of those modalities and why they work to bring benefit. It was fascinating reading and a book I can recommend not only to you, but to my yoga students.
I will have some holiday projects to post, but they will have to wait until after Christmas!
Postscript: I know the word "cure" is a loaded one. However, it is what Donna Nakazawa chose to describe her healing process. Others may have used a different word.