Discussion Prompts

  • How would you summarize the key argument of this chapter?

  • What was the most memorable part of this chapter for you?

  • Read your favorite passage out loud and explain its importance to you

  • How did this chapter change your views on the subject matter it presented?

  • Are your opinions different now than they were before reading the chapter?

  • What relevance does this book have for the modern yoga practitioner or teacher?

  • Are there lingering questions from the chapter you're still thinking about?

  • Did you reread any passages? If so, which ones?

  • Did this book make you want to explore the subject matter more?

  • What were your impressions on the author's style? Did you find the book easy to read, or a slog?

  • What parts of the chapter required you to search the Web?

  • Did you agree with the author's conclusions? Where did you deviate?

Community Discussions & Book Club

Everyone is welcome. Come and connect with others on the paths of self-study and knowledge. Read, reflect, and share with a supportive community. The path of seeking knowledge is one that we may travel as we each explore our own journey on the path of Yoga. In seeking knowledge, and undertaking self-study, we can uncover many gems that may aid us as we work to find balance and clarity. 

See the schedule [below] for the books, articles, podcasts, and topics coming up. All books are available at a discount through Excelsior Bay Books in Excelsior, MN. Please sign up ahead of time so that we know to expect you!

Please also read our Code of Conduct prior to attending any of the group discussions.

Man with Book
  • February 17, Judith Hanson Lasater: Yoga Myths and Spiritual Practice, J. Brown Yoga Talks podcast

  • March 3, Ruth Westoby: Women and Gender in Yoga, The Yogic Studies Podcast

  • April 7, Mark Singleton, Yoga Body: the Origins of Modern Posture Practice (Oxford University Press, 2010), Intro & Chapter 1-5

  • May 5, Yoga Body, Chapter 6-9

  • June 2, Daniel Simpson, The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga’s History, Texts, Philosophy, and Practices (North Point Press, 2021)