Book review for ‘Bad Yogi’ by Alice Williams
It has been a while since I posted a blog for my students inspiration. Like all writers I tend to find thousands of excuses to procrastinate writing but somehow find enough time to read… So this time I chose to appreciate a fellow Yogi writer, Alice Williams and share with you my thoughts on her recently published memoir ‘Bad Yogi’ which I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
‘Bad Yogi’ is written from a very relatable perspective to me: from the eyes of a local Yoga teacher who is also not-too-hippie and not-too-healthy 🙂 Alice describes the Yogi life the way it really is from struggling to pose for an Instagram Yoga photo, to actually trying to connect to the often daunting Yoga philosophy, or enjoying a masochistic ashram holiday for the sake of healing. I think the book is appealing to the audience of modern Yogis, it is often incredibly funny while also giving an engaging elaboration to a lot of the Yoga philosophy as described in our traditional texts (in particular ‘The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’ and ‘The Bhagwat Gita’).
Coming from the Iyengar tradition of practice I loved Alice’s description of her first Yoga teacher and our torturous though liberating ways. And the book’s cover is absolutely gorgeous – my favourite colour of course 😉
In general, if you are into my kind of Yoga, you will definitely enjoy this publication! ‘Bad Yogi’ is full of gems that really resonate with me who is also not a perfect Yogi and not trying to hide it to better business – all of my students know I never drink kale smoothies and if you didn’t know that, here’s me breaking your bubble. Sorry xx
Thank you Alice for the inspiration!
You are welcome to purchase your own copy of ‘Bad Yogi’ in bookshops now, or borrow mine when you are at the studio next 🙂