Today I share with you four heart opening books to inspire through hard times, because if there is one thing that is truly keeping me going through this wild wave in life, it is the reading of inspiring and heart opening books. 

 

So open your journals and write down these four inspiring books! Then choose one that resonates with you and order one for home delivery! 

 

Shiva by Vanamali

I am a BIG yoga nerd. Shocking I know. This book tells all the stories of Shiva with beautiful mantras, written visualizations and the lessons he teaches us. What I LOVE about this book is the perspective of Shiva. We learn about Hanuman, Parvati, Vishnu and quite a few other Gods through the lense of Shiva rather than who we would think is the main character of a particular story. Different perspectives give us a bigger and more open opportunity to dive deeper into the lessons of yoga. 

 

The Missing Element by Debra Silverman

Debra’s book guides us on a journey within through the exploring of the elements. She provides a quiz for us to learn which element we’re missing or in need of to balance out our elemental energy. What is inspiring for me is that with each element, she writes about the feminine and masculine side. We need both to find balance and the fact that she recognizes and provides the tools to go on that journey too is what I find inspiring. Also I really thought I was missing air. Turns out I need more water. So water cleansings and blessings it is! 

 

Zen as F*ck by Monica Sweeney

Technically this is a journal, but it’s crazy inspiring and has brought my heart joy many days during this lovely pandemic. This journal is full of color, slaying quotes and opportunities to be kinder to yourself through creative writing and the intention of not giving a sh*t. I love it. My mom loves it. And you will love it. So get this journal and write about the bada$$ you are and want to continuously become! 

 

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This book is healing. It is real. It is the hurt, pain and love we all experience in this life, but it is written in words my body has only felt and never expressed. Sometimes I feel as if this book is written for right now, yesterday, and the future because her poems remind us that we are human in every moment that we are here. If you need to feel and breathe then this book is for you. After you read this book, be sure to read her second book The Sun and Her Flowers. 


We are in hard and interesting times right now where we are unable to travel, work or leave our homes. As a traveling yoga teacher the one thing that feels like travel or simply something new, it is going within through the pages of books that take us on our own adventure.  So choose an inspiring book from above and let yourself feel and learn something new. Sending light and an abundance of books with clarity! 

 

Brytta

Brytta

Journalist

Brytta is a world traveling yoga instructor from NYC. She is a lover of glitter, SUP Yoga and climbing waterfalls. When she's not adventuring around the world and teaching yoga, she's writing about her adventures, interviewing inspiring souls and coming up with new ways to take her yoga off the mat and into the world! A big fan of discovering new poetry, her current favorite poets are: Rupi Kaur, Lena Moon, and Carlos Andres Gomez.