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Two Years and Two Volumes
An Historic Anthology Set
300+ Yogi Poets from 19 Countries

Reviews and Testimonials

“A great victory… through which we get to see the somatic power of consciousness.” ~ Shiva Rea

“Perfect for solitary contemplation… and full of yogic wisdom.”
~ Yoga Journal

“This is a beautiful expression of the collective consciousness of the modern day yoga culture.”
~ YOGANONYMOUS

“These books are the soul ignited!” ~ Sianna Sherman

“We’re impressed.” ~ Spirituality and Health Magazine

“These books are a link that paints an important picture and give us that experience of looking beyond appearances and feeling that profound parallel between the yogic experience and poetry.” ~ Rod Stryker

“Lots of people write and read poetry and we should all come out of the closet about it.” ~ Mind Body Green

“I used to dream about living in the desert, where the mountains turned pink at sunset and snow graced mountain tops, and every star and galaxy in the sky opened it’s glimmering eyes… now it is all here in an anthology!” ~ Sister Hawk


Press Release

A ground-breaking project, The Poetry of Yoga has expanded the literary tradition of yoga to include the cultural perspective of the 21st century. A modern day collection compiled and edited by artist, poet, and yogi HAWAH, the two volumes are distilled from over 1,900 pages of poetry that was submitted online from 19 countries.  The volumes are saturated with poetry from Internationally celebrated master teachers and best-selling authors/ musicians.

From the project’s inception, Hawah’s vision was to help kick-start a modern day renaissance of age-old, and now deceased, master poets such as Hafiz, Mirabai, and Rumi; hence reclaiming the mystical expression that defines so many yoga practitioners around the world today.  The other part of the mission was to help raise money for the non-profit organization One Common Unity, which teaches non-violence and conflict resolution through the arts to inner-city youth.  Fifty percent of book sales are donated to benefit their pioneering programs and initiatives.

Volume 2 Front and Back Book Cover

 Volume 1 Front and Back Cover

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More Reviews & Testimonials:

“To have yoga without poetry is like having marriage without love.  Poetry is the essence of beauty in language.  I am grateful for HawaH having put together this volume to inspire yoga students with the beauty of meter and verse.”
~ Aadil Palkhivala, Master Yoga Teacher

“It is such an incredible combination of yoga and poetry that we were literally ‘blown away’.” ~ Flow Yoga Magazine

“Hafiz, Mirabai, Rumi, and Gibran never fail to slow speedy minds and wake closed hearts. And now, thanks to this Poetry of Yoga—destined to become a favorite gift book for our community—these two ancient lineages reawaken one another. These writers’ words are offered as salve for the soul. May it be of benefit!”
~ Waylon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, Elephant Journal

“The Poetry of Yoga is an amazing book… featuring some of today’s greatest yoga teachers!” ~ Opposing Views

“Inspiring, wide ranging, humorous, thought provoking, full of wonderful imagery offering a visceral portrayal of Yoga practice, physical, emotional and spiritual. This ground breaking volume defies simple summary. A book to cherish and revisit again and again – at home or in class.”     ~ Jane Sill, Editor, Yoga and Health Magazine

“These beautiful poems speak to and are expressions of the very heart of yoga.”
~ Kelly Birch, RYT 500, PYT. Editor, Yoga Therapy Today (International Association of Yoga Therapists)

“As I started to scan through the pages, I felt like I had won the lottery! Like a beautiful asana, each page contains words perfectly aligned to lift my soul. I know they will provide inspiration for my life and my yoga classes for many years to come.”  ~The Daily Downward Dog

 


VOLUME 2, ABSOLUTELY EPIC!

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