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First There Is a Mountain by Elizabeth Kadetsky
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really liked it
bookshelves: memoir-and-essay, south-asia, yoga

As a longtime yoga enthusiast, I enjoyed this book tremendously for the light it shed on yoga's development, both in India and the West. Kadetsky's insider/outsider perspectives were especially valuable as she negotiated the sublime and the ridiculous that is not only yoga, but just plain human. I especially appreciated her nuanced view of Iyengar, as well as her excellent writing. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a well-balanced (no pun intended) view of this popular practice.
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Reading Progress

February 21, 2010 – Started Reading
February 21, 2010 – Shelved
February 21, 2010 – Shelved as: memoir-and-essay
March 1, 2010 – Finished Reading
September 1, 2010 – Shelved as: south-asia
April 19, 2014 – Shelved as: yoga

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