On Our Bookshelf: Summer 2017

Discover additional ways to prompt reasons, ideas and methods for creation.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Embrace curiosity. Let go of needless suffering. Tackle what you love and face what you fear. These are just a few of the wisdom pearls international best-selling author Gilbert provides people in search of better creative expression.

Artwork from the Void by Float On
In a unique collaborative art experiment, 150 Portland, Oregon, artists spent hours in float tanks with the intention to expedite and deepen the meditative experience. Once they emerged, they immediately created new artwork, all of which is in this collection.

Yoga for the Creative Soul: Exploring the Five Paths of Yoga to Reclaim Your Expressive Spirit by Erin Bryon
Through interactive art and yoga therapy exercises, Bryon takes readers on a journey of self-realization. Her use of the yogic principles of Karma, Jnana, Raja, Bhakti, and Tantra are designed to enhance aspects of creative development.

Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness and Creativity by David Lynch
Fans of Lynch’s vision will love this 10th anniversary edition of his wildly popular exploration of creativity and consciousness. He expands upon his initial publication with a deeper into understanding the benefits of meditation and the artistic process.

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
Designed as a 12-week course of discovery, Camron’s iconic process allows individuals to move past limiting obstacles through the practice of “morning pages” to cleanse the subconscious, and weekly practices to expose and embrace their true selves.

Yoga for Artists: Individualized Tools for Fostering Creativity and Well-being for Visual, Performing, Film and Literary Artists by Peter Ferko
A former co-director of The Table, a yoga and arts project, yoga teacher Ferko demonstrates the parallels between practice and process to help people enhance perspective and creativity while creating space to reduce blocks, injury, and stress.

Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singing by Girish
This interactive companion to personal transformation allows you to use mantras for greater clarity, happiness and health.

This article was originally published in YogaIowa’s Summer 2017 issue.


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