Reading List: July 2014

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Each month I’m sharing my favorite books, blogs, podcasts, playlists and more of what’s inspiring me at the moment in this “Reading List” series…

{Currently} on my nightstand:
1. Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life by Shiva Rea
My friends and I started a yogini book circle for the teachers in our area to deepen our personal practice and teachings, this one is up first in our list alongside Tantra Yoga Secrets by Mukunda Stiles for our annual book.  We have our first gathering this weekend, which of course will be accompanied by iced homemade chai and raw donuts!

2. Gypset Style/Gypset Travel by Julia Chaplin
Okay, so this one isn’t technically on my nightstand…but these two books are permanent fixtures on my coffee table. I found the first one at Coqui Coqui’s pop-up safari tent shop in Tulum, I rode around with it in my beach cruiser basket for days, totally mesmerized by the wanderlust lives and lifestyles on the pages of this gyspy-meets-jetset chic book.

3. The Balanced Plate by Renée Loux
My favorite raw-meets-cooked book of all time. Renée Loux has a sweet introduction to macrobiotics, raw foods, and Ayurveda along with helpful charts and cooking tips to work through her recipes. 

4. Mudras for Healing & Transformation by Joseph LePage
Yogis and yoginis…take note!

5. The Flavor Bible by Karen Page
Foodies…take note! This awesome reference book was gifted to me in 2011 and hasn’t left my kitchen yet.

{Currently} on my internetz:
1. Last week I found myself on a spontaneous road trip adventure to Dallas to see Krishna Das perform live. It led us all the way to Austin to see him again the next night, along with a cold water dip in Barton Springs, juice bar explorations and a beautiful macrobiotic meal in the garden at Casa de Luz. It was the perfect prelude to our planned Taos trip this past weekend, Krishna Das’ bhajans have been on a continuous loop the past 800 miles of open road meditations.

2. Speaking of meditations, did you catch my interview talk with Jessica Murnane of One Part Podcast where we caught up on life, wanderlust and food meditation tips. Plug your headphones in and listen along to the podcast. She’s got a great weekly series going on so be sure to subscribe on iTunes to catch them all!

3. Instagram & The Yoga Selfie

4. My dear friend and Maya  Abdominal Therapist, Adena, is sharing ways to align your cycle with the moon cycle – ladies, dig into this one! 

5. The Source Family documentary, wild times in the 70s…think health food, hippies, and rock and roll in this incredible vintage-footage documentary detailing life inside Utopian experimental living community. F+N turned me onto this one, totally worth the ride.

*Bonus Reading: That’s right, a bonus. Check out Mystic Mamma’s roundup of astral insights around this weekend’s new moon in Leo. It’s a good one. Happy weekend reading, listening, dancing, and meditating ahead!

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What are you reading this month? Share with me your favorite books, blogs, videos, playlists, and anything else that has you über-excited in the comments below!