"Anatomy Trains" by Thomas W. Myers is like a precious guide to the fascinating world of our bodies, and I can't emphasize enough how foundational it was for my yoga teacher training and the development of Pralaya Yoga sequences and workshops! 🗺️💫
There're thousands of great books, but some of them had turned to be great coaches for me at some point. Maybe you find here the answers or inspiration you're looking for... Enjoy!
"The Key Muscles of Yoga" by Ray Long was an essential guide in my journey to becoming a yoga teacher, in terms of anatomy. Honestly, this book has taken my yoga game to a whole new level! 🧘♀️💪
Who might think that even very "ordinary" events, such as a medical treatment, or a fall with your bike, incidents that are "unimportant" or forgotten, can have substantial repercussions. That they can cause a traumatic reaction later in life, depending on how the child / adolescent / adult experiences them at the time they occur.
Of course, it is a book about the amazing method of TRE, with a very accessible description of trauma mechanisms and real-life examples. But what touched me most is a view of trauma not as a nasty part of our existence that we want to avoid at all costs, but rather as a transformative experience that brings us to our essence, to our power....
For one or other reason it took me more than a year to read this one:) Not that it is such a heavy scientific stuff; it's much more about learning to recognise and to feel your own home frequency. Probably this feeling part made it so tough:))
I could call it a preparatory book for The Present Process. With reflections and clinical examples on how distancing ourselves from our own emotions in our early childhood makes the true self go to background. About how we are essentially constantly determined by our own history, if we ignore or idealize it, because we have continued to live in...
Back into your body, back in here and now. Learn how to ground yourself, how to feel from deep inside what is actually going on in your system, who's "driving your bus". There're no difficult steps, nor rituals, nor meditating on the top of the holy mountain somewhere in Himalayas.
Knowing how our nervous system works is a key to understanding of our own behavioural reactions and reactions of others. It gives us the insights of how we can regulate and co-regulate so we don't blame ourselves for things we've done or haven't done (the main purpose of our nervous system is just to keep us safe, and...
A good friend of mine recommended me this one, when my life looked way too complicated to me.
It was for me a great relief to find this book after I'd tried to find my way in the yoga philosophy, reading "The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali" (and fell every time asleep halfway my reading being confused by the complexity of this matter:)))