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Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian Leaf
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‘Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi’ Author Brian Leaf

Brian LeafBrian Leaf, M.A. is the author of Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi. He is also director of The New Leaf Learning center, which provides holistic tutoring in Northampton, Massachusetts. He draws upon twenty-one years of intensive study, practice, and teaching of yoga, meditation, and holistic health. Visit him online at

‘Misadventures’ with Brian Leaf

Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi by Brian LeafThrough these engaging excerpts from his book "Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi: My Humble Quest to Heal My Colitis, Calm My ADD, and Find the Key to Happiness," author Brian Leaf shares how with no real understanding of the practice he signed up for a yoga class. Little did he realize then how that one class would ultimately set the course for a lifetime of exploration into the healing powers of yoga and other holistic therapies.

"I explored, I traveled, I trained, and I experimented," writes Leaf. "I searched for a way to feel comfortable and happy. I consulted psychics, scientists, yogis, swamis, Ayurvedic physicians, and life coaches. I tried meditation, herbs, flower essences, psychotherapy, and shouting out my angst.... And, I learned a lot."

'Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi' Interview with Author Brian Leaf
Brian Leaf answers questions about his book, what led him to yoga practice, 'becoming most real', and more in this Q & A feature from New World Publishers.

Kripalu Yoga
Different types of people, with different constitutions and dispositions, can find what they need in one of the various yoga styles.

Becoming 'Most Real'
'Most real' is acknowledging and feeling whatever thoughts, emotions, and sensations are most true at any given moment.

Sample Yoga Practice
Instruction for eight yoga poses: Alternate Nostril Breathing; Skull-Shining Breath; Cat Lift and Round (also called Cat/Cow); Mountain; Half Sun Salute; Downward Dog; Fish Pose; Relaxation Pose.

Updated 1/17/14