Yogi Summer Reading List

Okay, yoga geeks! Here’s what’s keeping me busy these summer months… a reading list of books about embodied experience of emotion, somatic approaches to trauma, therapy and yoga, and a couple of interesting sociology outliers recommended by friends. I’m working my way through, in the order in which they are listed. Reading in this way, I find that themes already have emerged… for example, how do robots (Turkle) connect with somatic resonance (Levine)?!? Enjoy!

Peter A. Levine, In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other
Damasio, Antonio R., The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra
Mabel E. Todd, The Thinking Body
Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, and Clare Pain, Trauma and the Body : A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy
Ron Kurtz, Body-Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method
David M. Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
Claude Steele, Whistling Vivaldi and Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us
Steve Flowers and Bob Stahl, Living with Your Heart Wide Open

What are you reading this summer? Send me a “comment” on this blog!

I’ve checked out most from the library, or you can order them by clicking through from the link to Powells from my website – if you scroll way down the right side of the blog page. [A portion of your book purchases goes to Five Rivers Yoga and feeds my reading habit! Like being a kid and doing a “read-a-thon” where I raised 10 cents per book for a cause…. Did you ever do that?]


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