Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Current Reading Stash

To get a better idea of what I am currently doing in my life, take a look at my present stack of books.

The study of macrobiotics and macrobiotic living has become a big part of my daily life because of an issue that I am having with severe eczema, exhaustion and fatigue. I'm using the recipes and the daily living suggestions to address my skin and internal condition. With one bowl for eating, and several small cooking vessels, I am able to prepare simple healthy meals.

While in my little hermitage, I am using the book, THE PRACTICES OF YOGA FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, for the study of yoga asana, breathwork and visualization and go deeper into my yogic practices. I read several passages from Swami Sivananda's JAPA YOGA, each night before going to sleep. I have a 90-minute Sanskrit mantra chanting practice in the morning. Sivananda's passages give me the light of intention for my 4 am practice of japa.

I also have two Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga texts, so that I can refresh my knowledge and performance of individual practices, and be better prepared to work with the people who come to me for mentoring.

Of course, I have an Osho book among the mix. I like the classic, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SPIRITUALLY INCORRECT MYSTIC.

Most of these books are from Downtown Books, a used bookstore in Milwaukee, from the public library, some from my travel bag, and two returns from previous loans to friends.

I'm obviously deep into living a hermit yoga lifestyle. In addition to these practices, I am going to acupuncture, taking long walks along the river and going to yoga classes.

If you've read this far, thank you for your interest. I should also mention that I am currently not in a position to date or meet for coffee. I do, however, meet some friends for Monday Morning Tea.

Special thanks to oedipuscrow, ttp://
for his suggestion to share a reading list.