Book Review | The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility
The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga: 8 Weeks to Strength, Awareness, and Flexibility

I grabbed this at my local library after seeing it from the corner of my eye.  I’ve been doing yoga since last year at least twice a week.  It has really helped with some chronic pains in my back and other places that I thought were just older age setting in.  But after regular yoga these pains are gone for good.  I feel a bunch better after a quick 30 minute session and complete rejuvenated after a good 60 minute session.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is an excellent primer. Covers everything in depth. The best part is at the end where the authors have included an 8-week guide including sequences to get you going. This is a great place to start your yoga practice and will answer many of your questions.

This is a book to buy and keep as a reference if you have an interest in yoga.  It earned 5 stars from me.

Book Review | It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

It's Your Ship
It’s Your Ship

It’s Your Ship was recommended to me from a former Vice President of my department at work.  I finally found a copy available at my local library.  It just happened to be a downloaded version of the audio book that I listened to.  This was a wonderful book to listen to because the author himself reads the book to you.  I really enjoy it when this is done, because you really feel like you are getting the story as it was intended to be told.

Captain Abrashoff tells a wonderful story of his growth as a leader through the Navy with many great examples.  I was able to take much of this book and apply it to my team and department.  The work he has put into this book and the audio really shows through.  It was a great way to spend my commute for a few days.  I looked forward to my time listening to this book.

If you are a novice leader or experienced leader I believe there is something from this book that you can take from it.  I gave this book my highest rating of 5 out of 5 stars.  It is defiantly worth your time.  Grab the audio version if you can.