This simple introduction to both the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is a gentle way to ease into these ancient texts....
With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice....
Alex thought she had married the man of her dreams: successful, gorgeous, and delighted by her small-town charm....
Mara Brennan is about to unravel. Three days after her twenty-eighth birthday, her boyfriend dumps her, leaving her with nothing but a basement apartment, a futon and a pile of unpaid bills....
Perfectly Imperfect takes listeners beyond the foundations of the practice by speaking to everything that happens in their bodies and minds after they get into a yoga pose....
We can do more with this life. We all know it, we all wish for it, but just how to do itthat eludes us....
Downward Dog tells the tale of a handsome Bad Boy who becomes a yoga instructor while trying to redeem his womanizing ways and win the forgiveness of the only woman he’s ever really loved. Down on his luck, thanks to a failed nightlife venture, which fell apart because of his womanizing ways, our hero’s stuck with massive debt and broken dreams. His only safe haven is the yoga world, and when his well-connected best buddy launches his yoga career among New York City's elite, our working-class hero becomes a guru to society’s top one percent, a wolf let loose amongst a flock of comely sheep.
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At first I hated the main character of this book and had a hard time listening. Then I realized there was a sort of self-depracating humor about the character that becomes more apparent as the book progresses, that the whole story is making fun of what a Yoga Teacher typically represents -- a lot of contradictions at the very least. Fun to have a male protagonist who is somewhat exploited. In the end, it was an enjoyable, funny, and somewhat illuminating book.
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I seldom listen to fiction. This one caught my attention and I'm glad it did. It's one of those books you can't put down.
It's funny too:)
What made the experience of listening to Downward Dog the most enjoyable?
I really enjoyed this book which surprised me. I thought it was going to be lame but it wasn't. I loved that the main character was a guy.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Downward Dog?
He just kept blowing up his life and seemed to have a hard time learning from his mistakes. But he kept trying.
Which character – as performed by J. Paul Guimont – was your favorite?
The main character
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The constant bad choices that keep leading down the same path.
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