Book Warm

No, I didn’t mean to say bookworm.  I like the way books warm me up, get me ready for the next bit of life down the road.  I’ve always been a reader, and I must admit that I like the feel of a book in my hands, thus no Nooks or Kindles kindle my fire.

So much do I like books that, as it turned out, I became a writer and Published Author (caps for effect!).  This has pleased me to no end.  I am happy that the Universe has seen to it that I write and it may benefit others.

I have written four how-to yoga books and one children’s picture book.  I know how to “how to” when it comes to yoga.  The last couple books, KISS Guide to Yoga, and Yoga for Women allowed me to express a lot of sensitivity, wit, and creativity.  And now I’m ready for the big transition— writing from the inside-out, from the ‘insight-out’.

The book I am working with now is about parenting the radiant spirit of ourselves and our children.  It has lots of juicy and deep pieces of my own life and experience that can draw the reader into a space of awareness if they are willing.

It can be hard to go to the level of sensitivity and depth that I feel this book is calling for. Sometimes I cannot even write.  I find myself procrastinating as badly as I did in back in high school.  Days go by, weeks,  and the agonizing sword dangles overhead.  Then I get into a zone, and it is effortless and lovely, and I am so happy to be a writer.

If reading a book warms me up, writing one sets me on fire.   Fire turns to–burns to– gratitude for the opportunity to be human and express it through words.


About the Author:

Shakta is an AMS certified Montessori teacher, and the author of five well-known Yoga books, CDs and DVDs. Her latest book, The Yoga Way to Radiance: How to Follow Your Inner Guidance and Nurture Children to do the Same, is scheduled for release in summer of 2016, (Llewellyn Worldwide)   Visit Shakta's Writing and Poetry Site


  1. karen carmack September 23, 2011 at 2:29 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to read your new book. Your blog at summer solstice was one that came to me at the perfect time.. I had just finished my Authentic Relationships level 2 training. I felt your words and emotions of embracing your truth and authenticity.

    Karen Carmack

    • radiantchildyoga November 13, 2011 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you Karen, for the encouragement to keep up with the writing spirit! Am working on the book today, a beautiful clear fall day in Virginia!

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