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Feed Your Mind: August Edition

This month, we're sharing bodies of work that inspire critical thinking and awareness in the realms of mind, body, and spirit. From perseverance under pressure to acceptance of past traumas, to diving deep into yogic history and discovering easy healthy dinner hacks, we hope this collection from the team awakens a sense of learning within you!


Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) Documentary

Directed by Eva Orner

"The film first traces how Choudhury built his 'Bikram' empire of hot yoga studios, training celebrities and amassing devotees as America’s favorite yogi. The narrative then turns to the accusations of sexual abuse" -Bilal Qureshi, The NYtimes

Free Solo (2018) Documentary

Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

"This invigorating portrait of the free climber Alex Honnold presents an engaging study of a perfect match between passion and personality."

Jeannette Catsoulis, The NYtimes

The Midnight Gospel (2020) Series

By Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell

"By combining Ward’s trippy imagery and the forthright metaphysical nature of Trussell’s podcast, the show’s half-hour morsels achieve a rich blend of outlandish animated capers and crucial perspectives on navigating one’s existence." –Joshua Robinson,

The Mind: Explained (2019) Series Produced by Vox Media

"A special, six-episode offshoot that breaks down what's happening in the brain during everything from dreams to anxiety disorders" - Rebecca Patton,

Ram Dass, Going Home (2018) (Documentary Directed by Derek Peck

"What works best about Ram Dass, Going Home is its commitment to showing him as a human being; it’s not a larger-than-life, drawn-out 30 minutes of praise, but rather a chance to see him as a down-to-earth, genuinely compassionate man, one who has spent his life trying to help others find peace in their souls." -Jade Budowski,

Our Planet (2019 Documentary) Directed by Steven Price

"In a groundbreaking move, the beautiful but uncomfortable documentary forces viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature." – Ed Yong, the Atlantic



Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith (1996) "...the groundbreaking New Age book that seamlessly merges Western psychology and science with spirituality, creating a compelling interpretation of the Eastern chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today."

Penguin Random House

Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker (2017)

"...the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters."

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. (2014)

“Psychological trauma can befall anyone, not just soldiers, refugees, or victims of rape. . . . This important and helpful book makes sense of suffering and offers opportunity for healing.” Booklist

The Mirror of Yoga

by Richard Freeman (2010)

“At last, here is an exposé on the most vital and dynamic themes relevant to the yoga practice. Richard has the unique and entirely delightful ability to speak to the intricacies, the paradoxes, the depths and surfaces that belong to the yoga experience. What a great boon that Richard should hold up such a clear mirror for all of us on the yoga path today.” Tias Little



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