I've never done yoga before, but after reading Do You Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco, certainly has made me think about trying it out. (I even looked up the hot yoga class times in my area yesterday).
Pacheco does a fantastic job of explaining the eight limbs and connecting them to her own life by sharing some stories about herself. She explains the spiritual aspect of yoga well. And she provides good information about the chakras. A bit of this was like Greek to me. I am not well versed in yoga-speak. However, I appreciated the wealth of knowledge she has about yoga, her passion for it, and her ability to make this knowlege accessible to everyone.
I still don't totally understand yoga. But, I appreciate the photographs that give a visual aid for the various positions and poses. Pacheco's book is a treasure for those already doing yoga. But even for me, I found Do Your Om Thing to be a great resource. Often I pass books on after I have read them. I am keeping this book. I am certain I will refer to it in my future either as a guide to my own yoga practice, or for something like meditation which Pacheco also recommends.
My Om Thing might not look exactly like Pacheco's, but I'm certainly willing to give it a try.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for a copy of this book. As usual, all opinions expressed are my own.