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Alanna Kaivalya has written multiple books on the topics of yoga and spirituality. Yoga Beyond the Mat: How to make Yoga your Spiritual Practice, Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myths and Meanings of Mantra & Kirtan and Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition are widely available at and Barnes & Noble.
Yoga Beyond the Mat: How to Make Yoga Your Spiritual Practice

A deep dive into yoga for the modern day person, this yoga book guides you step-by-step through making yoga your daily spiritual practice. Using the principles of yoga psychology, this book presents practical, revolutionary tools that work, and take you beyond the mat into the heart of this ancient tradition…but with a modern twist. In this book, you’ll find:

  • Tools for amplifying the benefits of your meditation practice
  • Exclusive techniques for dispelling limiting belief systems and changing your thoughts
  • Principles for living an open-hearted life and walking your true path
  • Comprehensive strategies for healing your chakras, and aligning your spirit
  • Practices that merge the ancient arts of alchemy, yoga, meditation, and astrology with modern psychology, and soul work
  • Step-by-step guides to daily rituals and practices that change your life

This is more than a yoga book, this is a revolution in thinking and being that guides you on your own heroic journey to self-discovery!

Myths of the Asanas: The Stories at the Heart of the Yoga Tradition

With more than 25,000 copies sold, and translated into 5 different languages, Myths of the Asanas has become a classic yoga book, beloved by practitioners and teachers the world over. This book guides you through 31 different yogic myths and their corresponding poses, enlightening the reader to the spiritual nuances, and practical applications of each story. Learn to ground in tree pose, embrace change in dancer’s pose, and let go in final relaxation or corpse pose.

Drawing from the wisdom of ancient mythology, and weaving it into practical, modern terms, this book reveals the power of myth to guide you to your full potential. Whether you are a yoga student looking to deepen your understanding of the yoga tradition, or a teacher looking for ways to weave the themes of the myths through your class, this book is an essential addition to your collection.

Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth & Meaning of Mantra & Kirtan

One of the most powerful, and overlooked, elements of yoga practice is nada yoga, or the yoga of sound. This book brings forth the power and illumination of kirtan (devotional chanting practice), and mantra (repetition of sacred sound) as a way to connect with your bliss. Through chanting, you have the opportunity to access deeper regions of your psyche, while the myths behind the mantras bring greater understanding to everyday life. Learn how the savagery of Kali turns into our greatest source of divine love, how Ganesh actually shows us our own problem-solving abilities, and how Shiva reveals our own elevated consciousness. This book reveals the potency and practicality of the myths and mantras as a meaningful daily practice for the reader. The twenty-one chants in the book each include the Sanskrit, translation, best chanting practices and the underlying myth along with its modern context for you as a practitioner.

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Chakra Yoga: A Beginner’s Guide to Chakra Healing

If you are looking for a definitive guidebook for working with and healing the chakras, this book is for you. In this yoga book, are all the essential tools and concepts necessary to decode the seven chakras and align them with your yoga practice. Every chakra is completely explained and features a distinctive practice that heals them on every level: mind, body, and soul. Learn how to access your energy centers through yoga, and connect with the deeper regions of your psyche and your emotions. The practices in this book bring about next-level health and wellbeing. Find a new experience of life and wellness through the ancient wisdom of the chakras!

Basic Art of Adjustments: A Beginning Guide to Meaningful & Safe Adjustments in Yoga

Adjustments are an essential tool for any yoga instructor. Whether it be verbal adjustments, a finger pointing in the right direction, or a gentle touch to guide into a safer version of the pose, all types of adjustments have the potential to profoundly impact the experience of the yoga student. This book outlines essential principles of yoga adjustments so you can bring them safely and mindfully into your classes and up-level the experience of your clients. If you have never embarked on adjustments, need a tune-up, or want to deepen your understanding, this book provides you with a complete toolkit that you can apply right away!

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Your Yoga Beyond the Mat

Yoga is not a one-size-fits-all practice, and yet many of us attend group classes! A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Your Yoga Beyond the Mat ebook guides you to build your own personal relationship to yoga, directed by your individual needs. It’s time to do a practice that caters to you, rather than to the masses! By taking our practice into our own hands, we resume responsibility for our own soul’s growth.

By teaching you how to develop a daily connection to yoga, and personal rituals that truly transform, you’ll find that yoga finally does what it promises: it elevates the mind, and connects you to your spirit. Get ready to discover yoga’s power in your daily life and make yoga your new “normal.”

Astrology 101: Decoding Your Energetic Signature

Astrology is one of the most powerful ways to discover your own soul’s blueprint, so if you are a curious alchemist interested in learning basic astrology, this book is perfect for you! If you regularly read new moon blogs, ask people their signs, or are interested in weaving the wisdom of astrology into your yoga classes, then this book is chock full of information that you need. In this book, you learn to plot your natal chart, and discover the “big three” of astrology: your sun, moon, and rising signs. Learn about each of the zodiac signs, the planetary archetypes, and how to take the power of the stars into your own hands. Master the zodiac with ease and watch the power of astrology’s impact on your life!