October 16, 2012

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf is an inspirational book that acts as both a memoir and self-help book rolled into one. On a whim, the author enrolled in a college Yoga class that turned his life upside down, and eventually made him become happier and able to see things clearer.

Book Description
When he was a college freshman business major suffering from a variety of anxiety-related maladies, the author stumbled into an elective: yoga. It was 1989. All his classmates were female. And men did not yet generally “cry, hug, or do yoga.” But yoga soothed and calmed Leaf as nothing else had. As these rollicking and wise chapters show, Leaf went on to visit yoga studios around the country, have a spiritual experience at a Grateful Dead concert, and consult Ayurvedic physicians, swamis, and even (accidentally) a prostitute. Twenty-one years later, he teaches yoga and meditation, practices multifaceted healing, and is the beloved founder of a holistic tutoring center that helps students — whose ailments he once shared — manage ADD and overcome test and math phobias.” – Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

My Thoughts
Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi is a look at how Yoga and holistic therapies can truly change someone’s life for the better. Leaf’s adventures exploring holistic health, traveling, and becoming who he is today is a real inspiration for all of us out there who take the time to read this remarkable book.

Brian Leaf writes from the heart, and is inspiring while also being witty and memorable. He made it easy to read this book quickly, while leaving a lasting impression. This book is like Eat, Pray, Love, but told from a man’s point of view. It is honest, real, and to the point. Hopefully everyone gets something from this book. Either an inspiration to become more real with yourself, or more spiritual, perhaps even both. I highly recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, New World Library, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds good!