by Brooke Boon
From the back cover
According to the dictionary, for something to be holy, it must be "dedicated or devoted to the service or worship of God, the church, or religion." And that's exactly what this style of yoga is, says instructor and founder Brooke Boon. It's not the yoga that relies on Hindu spirituality or teaches some form of oneness with the universe. This is Holy Yoga, and it's specifically for Christians.
What Brooke teaches through this inspiring and informative book is a profound physical worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, though prayer, breath work, and movement. Line drawings of the different poses make learning easy, and a fifty-minute DVD leads readers through an entire yoga routine.
To answer my earlier question, yes, this book is a tad cheesy. I mostly skimmed the first 74 pages, which were written in a very modern I-want-to-be-your-best-friend voice, but would probably be very informative for someone who does not know why one should do yoga or how it can be a Christian practice.
However, the last half of the book turned out to be a wonderful resource, and the DVD provides several different easy-to-follow yoga routines. I especially appreciated the chapters on breathing and meditation, and the illustrated step-by-step descriptions of postures. The very last chapter contains a few routines that are different from the ones on the DVD and that vary in type and difficulty.
I highly recommend this book for beginners and novices of yoga.