Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi highlights the many ups and downs of Leaf's journey as he quested for a connection. A connection to yoga, to health, to spirituality, and to happiness. Through much experimentation and exploration he finds just what he is looking for. And some things he wasn't!
Leaf's writing is interspersed with gleeful tangents that closely mirror what goes on in my mind when meditating. I'm thinking about my breath, which reminds me I should be feeling my breath, which reminds me of a funny story about my Aunt Sally's breath. Really, it's all connected. And Leaf does a beautiful job of showing the interconnectedness of everything. Even
something like Aunt Sally's breath.
This book highlights how each of us is on a spiritual journey. And it's okay. It's okay to not know, it's okay to explore, and it's okay to not always be at your best. It's about the journey. Being in the present moment and finding those keys that truly can unlock your heart and set you free.
Leaf found his set of keys. Start finding yours at http://www.misadventures-of-a-yogi.com/.
There's even a trailer! Check it out at the end of this post.
And, you don't have to believe me that this is a good book. Check out what some others are saying as well:
“Brian Leaf is like the Bill Cosby of yoga — recounting common emotions and situations on a yogi’s path in a way that makes you laugh with acknowledgment. His story is so graphic, I felt like I was practically holding his hand! This book is a great reminder of why everyone needs a little yoga — a true dose of physical, emotional, and mental medicine.”
— Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga
“Brain Leaf’s charming and engaging account of his yogic journey is sure to strike a chord with readers who are embarking on their own adventures toward health and self-discovery.”
— Leslie Kaminoff, yoga teacher and author of Yoga Anatomy
“Leaf’s tale unfolds like a trail of delicious bread crumbs leading to the heart of yoga practice. Whether you choose to scarf them down mindlessly or savor every morsel is up to you. But definitely take time to savor Leaf's brilliant self-inquiry.”
— Yoga Journal