“Effort begets effortlessness.”
— Charlotte Bell (Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life)
Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life by Charlotte Bell
This is a great read for any practicing yogi. Bell, a yoga teacher, makes Pantanjali’s eightfold path accessible to any practitioner (and any non-asana practitioner who’s looking for a bit of philosophy, although I wouldn’t recommend this as a first choice for a non-asana practitioner). There are many nuggets of goodness in this read, some that affected the current moment as I was reading, and some that will affect my asana practice for years to come.
A yogini friend recommended this read to me, and I’m glad she did. I’ll readily recommend it to those looking to learn more about the teachings of Pantanjali and the Buddha, and how we can apply their lessons to our lives today.