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Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny

Who really understands the concept of karma? Half the time when people are referencing it, it sounds like some form of revenge. But karma is a much deeper and richer concept than that. As explained by Sadhguru, yogi & mystic, karma means action. Sadhguru turns the tables by showing us clearly that karma is an empowering possibility for taking charge of our lives by choosing how we respond to what is happening to us. With celebrity fans from Will Smith to Tom Brady, this enlightening book offers in depth insights on the concept of Karma and shows how to achieve true happiness.

I don’t need to tell you that it’s been a trying 15 months. The pandemic has affected everyone differently, but average mental health has seen a significant decline. We all found our own ways to cope. Maybe you took up meditation and healthy eating during this time and found new hobbies you never had time for before — or, and probably more likely, maybe you prioritized only the most essential things and weren’t able to take care of yourself the way you would like to.

Whether you’re fully vaccinated and beginning to reenter the world or whether that possibility is still far off for you, now is a good time to work on your wellbeing, mentally and physically. If you made New Year’s resolutions six months ago, perhaps they’re worth revisiting. And what better way to work on yourself than to pick up a book about wellness? We asked you: what do you think are the best books about wellness? Here are the books you recommended!

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley

Light on Yoga by B. K. S. Iyengar

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by by Sri Swami Satchidananda

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Inner Engineering by Sadhguru

The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama

First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

21 Rituals to Change Your Life by Theresa Cheung