Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses by Claire Dederer
It took me way too long to finish this one. I had a hard time getting into it and I have very mixed feelings about this book. It’s a biography about one woman’s experience with Yoga but also her life experiences at the time. In the book she talks about her present life (at the time she started practicing Yoga) and her past life as a child and adolescent.
At first I read everything, but by the time I had reached the half way point in the book I was bored with her childhood stories and didn’t think they were very relevant to the story. Truth be told, I skipped over most of it. I’m not sure I really connected with her as a person outside of the Yoga studio either. We don’t have a lot in common and I thought the stories about her friends were super annoying.
I did enjoy the parts that took place in the studio though. I am very interested in Yoga and practicing on a regular basis someday and it was interesting to read her story starting from the very beginning of her practices. Mainly because everyone can relate to starting something at the very beginning and how intimidating it can be.
I would only recommend this book to someone who is interested in starting Yoga but has no experience with it. It would not be a great recommendation otherwise.