The Poetry of Yoga is a modern day collection of poetry compiled and edited by artist, poet, and yogi HawaH. This first volume is distilled from over 1,500 pages of poetry, submitted from 16 countries.
This ground breaking book is an important platform for a new body of work serving to expand the literary tradition of yoga to include the cultural perspective of the 21st century.
Featured writers in Volume 1 include: Rod Stryker, Lilias Folan, Krishna Das, Sharon Gannon, Joseph Goldstein, Sianna Sherman, Judith Lasater, Aadil Palkhivala, Douglas Brooks, Chuck Miller, Shiva Rea, Erich Schiffman, Swami Ramananda, Doug Swenson, Leza Lowitz, Michael Stone, Tias Little, Climbing Poetree, and many more.
50% of ALL book sales are donated to the non-profit organization, One Common Unity. Their pioneering work brings non-violence through arts & music to inner-city youth.
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This book was an inspiration to me during my yoga teacher training. It is filled with beautiful words from so many yogis and poets. A good tool for yoga teachers in need of dharma talk ideas. Or people just looking to be touched by words.
Poetry is a way to touch the soul, heart and mind, poetry is indeed timeless, sexless, breaks cultural boundaries and brings us back to our inner self. It breaks our assumptions and opens doors mentally. This book contains over 300 poems by yogis from 19 countries. It's a pleasure to have and to read. I've gifted it to many people who have never really even practiced yoga! Because yoga is not just asana practice. This book says it clearly.
This collection formed a long-needed bridge between my passions for poetry & Yoga and my parents. While my parents were visiting, I showed them the book. To my surprise and delight my mother, who loves neither poetry nor Yoga, began flipping through it, reading some of the poems aloud, and commenting on how lovely, clear and touching they were. Finally, something accessible to broader audiences! Thank you, contributors and Hawah, for opening some doors for me and my family.
When you're a child and read Dr. Seuss, poetry becomes part of the childhood landscape. This is a playful, contemplative, whimsical, serious gateway back to that place. Rhyme or not, long or short, this collection of poems skewers the heart and spirit with a joyful edge. It's a must-have for any library! Thank you, HawaH for your vision!
Dedicated to the heart of humanity,diverse,truth-filled,and balanced in theme. . . This beautiful book of poetry breathes life into words. It is an awakening from the hearts of humanity. From different countries, cultures, beliefs and understandings this book is a groundbreaking anthology of peace and unity for all the world to be healed by in a time of true soul evolution. With gratitude, I will share it out into the world and I am honored to be a part of this creative work of the heart.
okay, so i'll be up front about it... i'm another poet who has a poem that appears in The Poetry of Yoga, volume I. but really, that's not the point… the points are many & wonderful. an abundance of light shines out from between the covers of this one book. poems by some who are well known in the Yoga community – & more by folks who are not – radiate from these pages to illuminate the reader & all with whom the poems are shared. what a marvelous offering of love, vulnerability, diversity, hope, despair, curiosity, sweetness, humor, gravity, inquiry, lightness, & compassion. for those familiar with Yoga, for teachers of Yoga who will love this as a resource for sharing with students, & for those who are not familiar in the least with Yoga... there is much within these pages to inspire & to provoke thought, memory, & resonance. it's a blessing to be a part of such a beautiful project. poets donated their works to the two volumes (volume II has a projected... More > release date of 12-12-12) & it is a gift to be among those whose art appears side by side by side within. as has been stated before, 50% of sales go to the worthy nonprofit, "one common unity." read the story of "one common unity" at http://www.onecommonunity.org/history &, with books in hand, allow yourself the warm feeling of knowing you are a contributor to this exceptional organization too! buy the book. buy a bunch of them! keep one for yourself & give the rest as gifts. the book will not disappoint. if you do not think you find anything that resonates with you... look again. it's there. i promise! with gratitude to organizers, poets, & readers alike, ...-elizabeth. [poem: "Whole"]< Less
This inspired collection of yogic poetry calms the soul, uplifts the heart, and quiets the mind. Shiva Rea's invocation is eloquently beautiful and Hawah's Poetry of Yoga vision is superseded only by his editorial mastery. I can't wait for Volume 2!
What a marvelous collection of spiritual poetry! You don't even have to be a yogi to love these poems. For yoga teacher teachers, I think reading some of these poems are a wonderful way to begin or end the class.
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