• Erin Gahan

TOP 5 HEALTH AND SPIRITUALITY BOOKS




Cultivating a spiritual practice is more important than ever in helping us to improve our health and wellness. Grab a cup of tea and dig into these inspiring reads!

Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga

by Sally Kempton



This book has the power to transform the way you look at your life and the world. Through the lens of myth, Sally Kempton takes the reader on a deep dive into the realm of Yogic Goddesses. Each chapter focuses on a different Goddess, offering origin myth stories, mantras and meditations to help the reader tap into their own inner goddess. You can read this book from start to finish or randomly open to any chapter for guidance and inspiration.



Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor



In his newest book, journalist James Nestor explores the power of breath, the mysteries behind why modern-day humans have forgotten the art of breathing properly and the devastating effects on the human body from learned behaviors of breathing inefficiently. This fascinating wellness book explores the numerous health benefits of breathing methods known to ancient cultures throughout the world and how we can use those practices today to live a healthier, happier life. This book will have you thinking differently about every breath you take!

Be Here Now

by Ram Dass



A classic that every spiritual aspirant or psychonaut will want in their library! Bestseller, Be Here Now tells the remarkable story of Richard Alpert’s transformation into the much loved and recently deceased world-renowned spiritual teacher, Baba Ram Dass. From the halls of Harvard University to an ashram in India, this book will expand your ideas about yoga, psychedelics and spiritual practice.




How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

by Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman



Science and spirituality converge in this informative, evidence-based exploration of meditation and prayer. Bestselling co-authors Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman present compelling revelations about the benefits of prayer and how just twelve minutes of meditation a day can reduce stress and anxiety and help to slow the aging process. This book is great for the science minded skeptic who is curious about spiritual practice.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

by Pema Chodron



If ever there was a time to crack open this book, it’s now. Pema Chrodron is an acclaimed teacher, author and Zen Buddhist Nun. She writes about the difficulties of life in a straight forward, honest way infused with a brilliant sense of humor. Offering insight to the opportunity for happiness that is available to us in every moment, this read feels like sitting down with your grandmother for a good talk and a heavy dose of wisdom.

These books are just the beginning of your journey toward health and well-being. Breathe deeply and enjoy every page!




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