Monday, September 19, 2016

TLC Blog Tour: Do Your Om Thing

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.


Kay said...

I really like yoga and have practiced it from time to time. I've not ever done a hot yoga class and don't think that would be for me. The ones here have the room at 90 degrees. Sweating is not my favorite thing. However, I have found it good for stretching and becoming more flexible. When I am being intentional and regular with it, I'm less likely to feel 'creaky' when I get up in the morning. I'm not very limber and I'm way too heavy, but the classes I've been in don't worry about that. I also love, love, love the relaxation phase at the end. When life was so tough for me a few years ago, my daughter and I attended yoga class together and I found it very beneficial to quiet my mind. There are some yoga classes on YouTube, but I've not tried them. Good luck! And I may look for this book.

Marce said...

I have this one on my Wishlist to read. Make sure to go early if you do a Hot Yoga class just to get acclimated to the room. I love yoga and guide Strala Yoga created by Tara Stiles. There are so many styles and teachers, keep trying until you feel amazing and connect with the instructor. I look forward to reading this one.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I participated in a yoga class for several months and really enjoyed it. I keep meaning to get back to it but it doesn't happen on it's own. :)

Thanks for being a part of the tour. I'm glad this is a book you'll be keeping to read again!