I have always loved books, but my reading has always been directed at fiction. At least until I started my yoga journey. It took me a while before I took a step towards the open world of “yoga books”, because I have no idea which books I should choose. When I did my teacher training, I received a list of books to read. I didn’t read all of them because it was a lot for me – reading in English, especially non-fiction books, wasn’t easy – but it opened the door. Now I almost only read this type of book and don’t really have time to read fiction (but it is such a pleasure to read a little fiction in my mother tongue! I appreciate it more.)

I started to write book reviews in my newsletter to maybe give some reading ideas to my students and I thought it would be nice to share it widely. So here we go, let’s have a little blog, where people could share their opinions as well.

 

I want to talk about is “Flow state runner”. Why choose a book for runners and not for yogis? There are some reasons for this. Firstly, it concerns my next workshop, which will be dedicated to runners and cyclists. Secondly, this book is not only for runners. That’s the beauty of this book. There is plenty of advices, techniques, we can apply in our daily life or for any kind of activity we do. Obviously, there are some specifics for runners and you might enjoy it more if you run.

As I read this book a long time ago, I will copy here the review I wrote online at that time. “I really enjoyed reading this book, more than I expected. It’s well written, flows really well, fun, entertaining, serious, practical, very well-informed and very dense but so smooth to read! This book is very personal, meaning the author put a lot of himself inside, it’s a book of your 40 years of life. We can feel this when we’re reading it. The author did it in a good way, nothing selfish, just using and exposing his experience. That’s why it is such a good book. Reading it gives you more than just technical pointers for runners, it’s more like therapy. When I read it, because of a knee injury, I was not able to run or do any other sport, even yoga, but reading “Flow State Runner” was my practice.”

Flow State Runner: Activate a Powerful Inner Coach’s Voice” by Jeff Grant

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