UPDATE 19 Jan 13: Thanks to everyone who shared so many wonderful yoga quotes! Each inspired in their own way, but we ultimately loved the following two quotes from our contest winners Gillian and Dave–congratulations to both of them! As some of the quotes in the comments attest, they will undoubtedly find some gems in their signed copies of Hell-Bent.
From Gillian, a quote out of The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice by TKV Desikachar:
“When we are attentive to our actions we are not prisoners to our habits.”
And from Dave, a quote from Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi:
“Yoga is a technology for arriving in this present moment. It is a means of waking up from our spiritual amnesia, so that we can remember all that we already know.”
Thanks again and have a great weekend!
Like many yogis, I read/browse a crap-ton of yoga books every year because it’s just one of those things I love to do. It makes me happy, inspires me, and (I like to think) helps make me a well-rounded yogi. If you follow Daily Cup of Yoga on Twitter you’ll know I recently declared Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga by Benjamin Lorr as my favorite yoga memoir of 2012.
Some yoga books are great to read before bed if you have a tough time falling asleep…Hell-Bent falls on the opposite end of the spectrum–you’ll stay up all night indulging in the deep dark secrets of what it’s like to be a Bikram yoga addict. I doubt you’ll be able to put it down either.
I’m excited to say that now’s your chance to win your very own SIGNED COPY of Hell-Bent!
Here’s how to win:
- Grab a favorite yoga-related book you read within the last year, and
- Leave a comment on this post with an inspiring quote from the book.
- That’s it!…but I’d sure be happy if you also “liked” and/or “followed” Daily Cup of Yoga on Facebook/Twitter and/or shared this post so we can all enjoy a humongous banquet of yogic inspiration.
- There’s no scientific process to winning other than I’ll pick my two favorite quotes and those two lucky yogis will be announced the winner next Friday (18 Jan 13).
As always, thanks for reading, good luck, and Namaste!