Yoga can be an intimidating thing for some. The Lighter Side of Yoga by Mike Nevitt is a whimsical look at yoga. We all want to make peace with our inner selves and the universe around us. Practitioners of yoga have to realize you have to have humility and humor for any kind of commitment to the higher plain of meditation. Modern yoga brings in many sets of unique individuals who interject yoga into their complicated lives. Mike Nevitt with his comical one-panel illustrations brings out these multi-faceted individuals who enter the world of yoga with their unique blend of expectations. Yoga should be a thing of fun, Mike is up to the task. There are giggles galore from page to page. Yoga should not be painful, the only pain you will suffer is the laughter that will make your cheeks hurt.
From cell phone users in yoga classes to Zoom yoga participants sneaking wine and cheese off-camera to those folks who just can’t help peeking during meditation sessions, The Lighter Side of Yoga presents the humorous and offbeat aspects of yoga through Mike Nevitt’s satiric comics.
The many true-to-life situations in the book are based on Nevitt’s experiences and observations over a 30-year period as a full-time yoga and meditation teacher. Aside from providing good laughs, Nevitt aims to gently poke those teachers and students who might have a tendency to take themselves and the practice of yoga a little too seriously.
Yoga and mindfulness practitioners will smile knowingly as they recognize the all-too-familiar scenarios which Nevitt skewers throughout the book. So settle into your favorite yoga pose and let The Lighter Side of Yoga get your chakras spinning!
Mike Nevitt has been a practitioner and full-time teacher of yoga and meditation for over 25 years and has led workshops and seminars worldwide. He was formerly a graphic designer and commercial artist working in advertising agencies and design studios in the UK.
Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga yoga since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1979. He initially studied with the first advanced Western teachers of Ashtanga yoga, David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff. Danny began teaching with David Williams in 1979 in Maui, Hawaii. Danny has introduced the form of Ashtanga yoga throughout the world: Europe, Asia, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa. He has also introduced the Ashtanga yoga practice to numerous world-renowned musicians, artists, actors, fashion designers, film directors and sports champions.