Even though I skipped over Book of the Month in March, I can promise you that I have been reading a ton! From food, to fashion, to fitness, I have been spending most of my time focused on books that help you shape your life in a more positive way. This, of course, is because I am dedicating 2016 to making myself a better self (so what if I got a late start…) This past month I have read about three books in total so picking one for this post was a little daunting. I took something away from each one so the struggle was real when having to decide which one was going to make the cut.
I decided on Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen for two reasons: first because I am completely inspired by her appreciation for the art of yoga and second because I may have a bit of a girl crush on her. I am not the only one though. Rachel has almost 2 million followers on Instagram and a powerful following of people who will travel the world to take one of her yoga classes. I have followed Rachel on social media for quite some time now, but never really knew the story that led her to the yogi life she leads. This book took care of that.
This book gives you a true insight to the hardships that got Rachel to the peaceful point she is at now. In reading about her past and all of the struggles that she endured growing up, it is easy to be able to relate to her. The book is also filled with training on yoga poses, inspirational quotes and words to live by, and there are a bunch of great healthy recipes to try. It is truly an overall good-for-you book to read.
There’s a bit of envy that lies in my affection for Rachel. There’s her life on the beautiful island of Aruba along with her incredible family that includes a husband, a crew of puppies and a baby goat. There’s also her ability to be so damn positive and hold some of the most stunning yoga poses in an effortless manner. Oh, not to mention her compassion which includes her newest venture, the One O Eight Campagin. This site has become one of my new favorites and I stop by there daily to get a some added positivity and education from the yoga world. Rachel and her One O Eight team are also using their platform to do good deeds all over the world. From Nicaragua to Costa Rica, they are constantly working to empower low to no income communities and bring them clean water and education.
Make sure you take the time to check out Rachel and her Yoga Girl story and share your favorite books from the past month in the comments below.