November 11, 2011

The Poetry of Yoga – review

William Wordsworth wrote: “Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings; it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.”

The Poetry of Yoga is an exceptional compilation of poems eloquently compiled and edited by Hawah, the visionary behind The Poetry of Yoga project; with poems written by HawaH; Lilias Folan, the First Lady of Yoga; and renown yoga teachers including: Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Sharon Gannon, Rod Stryker, John Friend, Faith Hunter, Tias Little, Judith Lasater, Doug Swenson, and many others.

The poetry provokes us to explore who we are, what is important in life, how we act and react to people and situations, and what it is all here to teach us.

Poems about breathing, took my breath away.

Poems about pain and suffering, evoked compassion.

Poems about transformation, inspired.

Poems about the meaning of life, led to contemplation.

William Wordsworth also wrote: “Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart” and it’s apparent that every entry on every page from every author in the Poetry of Yoga did just that – each Poet composed from their heart reaching out in a way that has the ability to touch our hearts in a profound way. Chelsea Edgett ends her poem ‘Untitled’ with, “And everything is beautiful.” There is beauty within each of the poems that were chosen for this amazing compilation of art.

In purchasing this book we have the opportunity to expose ourselves to new concepts, new sensations, and new poets/artists – all of which can lead to awakening and transformation on and off the mat.  In addition, 50% of ALL book sales support One Common Unity, a non-profit organization which supports a movement for peace education and the building of a non-violent culture through music and art.

If you are interested in gaining wisdom by taking some time for yourself to be reflective about life, love, relationships, and emotions, then you can purchase this book on its release date, Friday, 11.11.11.

Read more on HawaH’s Elephant Yoga page, the Poetry of Yoga page, and Bob Weisenberg’s interview with HawaH.



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