Thursday, June 12, 2008

DIY Entertainment Club

I'm so happy that I've created my own DIY Entertainment Club. Every month I put aside some money to invest in a book, a cd and/or a DVD.

This month I got Martha Beck's new book, Steering by Starlight, which I am really enjoying so far. Later on I'll have to introduce you to the lizard in my brain - a bespeckled and studious gecko named Worrywort. Did that pique your interest?

I also bought a Kundalini Yoga DVD by Maya Fiennes. You can see the intro here. Kundalini Yoga has always fascinated me for a variety of reasons. The basic precept behind this yoga is that we all have energy, sleeping like a serpent at the base of our spine. This form of yoga helps to release that energy. I suffer from lower back pain that very much feels like solidified energy, so my instinct was 'this is for me.'

Also, what I continue to hear is that this yoga is among the most esoteric (read 'woo woo') and that piqued my curiosity. It involves chanting and mudrahs and is said to provide powerful healing for the nervous system. I'm very curious to check it out. If anyone has any experience with Kundalini Yoga, I'd love to hear about it.

And yes, I had to buy another Rosie Thomas cd. I've listened over and over with a full heart to These Friends of Mine.


Sacred Suzie said...

I think the DIY Entertainment Club is a fantastic idea Jamie and I love seeing what you're buying and interested in.

What a riot of a video! So cute! I have to look into this artist.

I bet you're going to love kundalini. It may be a little too woo woo for me but I hope not. I look forward to hearing what you think.

Leah said...

i love kundalini's definitely a little different than what you might think of as a typical yoga experience. i've only been able to experience it through videos (i can recommend a few if you like this one) since it seems harder to find classes in this type of yoga, but i really enjoy it.

also *loved* this martha beck book. there's an online class going chapter by chapter through this book with some of beck's trained coaches this summer and i've been thinking of joining it because the book was so fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I have loved what I have read "Steering By Starlight." I really enjoy Martha Beck's work.

I've missed your lovely voice. :)