When people hear the word “self-care,” they think to themselves, “I do not even have time for that.” For the most part, they are correct. It is difficult to find a moment to be in harmony with oneself in today’s world. There is little time left in the day between work, home life, and the 24-hour media frenzy to reflect on who we are and who we want to be.
Body, mind, and soul books are something that some people cannot get enough of. It is important to find time to unplug and focus on improving yourself, even if it is not easy. These self-care books will motivate you to spend more time and effort nurturing your best self. Here is a list of the top 5 books shelved as body, mind, and soul care.
Go With Your Gut
by Robyn Youkilis
Youkilis emphasizes the importance of chewing until your food is liquid. This helps with digestion and makes you feel full. This publication is for anyone who wants to live a healthy lifestyle rather than just a diet. It is thoughtfully designed and full of simple cleansing recipes.
Each chapter contains an exercise to reinforce Robyn’s easy yet efficient instructions, such as Breathe, Chew, Eat, Drink, Shop, and Shed, as well as over seventy-five nutritious, simple, and incredibly tasty meal recipes, varying from the Superhuman Breakfast to organic Sauerkraut. You will have everything you need to remember to listen to your body and enjoy your life with these practices and recipes.
Eastern Body, Western Mind
by Anodea Judith
This book has everything you need to know about chakras and how we think. You will actually comprehend how/why we are such complex mixtures of body, mind, and spirit, and how they communicate.
The author uses western cultural theories of developmental psychology to focus on the development of the chakras. As a result, psychology is brought into the BODY, illustrating why asana practice can be so emotionally and psychologically freeing.
Anodea Judith’s revised edition is still a huge blessing because it is easily accessible while dealing with significant spiritual and psychological issues. This book can assist you in confronting some pretty dark and scary shadows in your subconscious. The insights are rewarding.
The Body Is Not an Apology
by Sonya Renee Taylor
Humans are a diverse group with a wide range of values, principles, and bodies. Systems of inequality rely on our failure to accept differences. We tend to damage our relationships with our own bodies. The Body Is Not an Apology proposes transformative self-love as a cure for the damages that these societies have caused. This book celebrates our mutual, lasting strength by reconnecting with the progressive roots of our minds and bodies.
Sonya has turned all kinds of diversity and exclusion into features of body parts. Race, disability, ethnicity, and gender are all kinds and variants in the forms of bodies in this manner. But this can be corrected by being at ease with one’s own body and then building a society that respects one’s own and others’ bodies so that no one is judged by their appearance in the end.
Behave- The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst
by Robert Sapolsky
A talented researcher and teacher have written an outstanding and monumental book on the explanations of behavior. Robert M. Sapolsky specializes in making brain and behavior science understandable to a broad audience without oversimplification. The primary objective is to have a framework for understanding the origins of both the most admirable and the most heinous of human actions. i.e. the origins of compassion.
He splits the book into two sections. The first focuses on the brain, neurons, neurotransmitters, and hormones; environmental influences, particularly in puberty, early life, and the fetus; and culture, genes, and epigenetics. The second half of the book demonstrates how all of these factors play a role in determining us as individuals and as a society. This self-care read should definitely be taught in school curriculums.
Open Your Heart
By Gemma Cairney
Not every adolescent has a caring and supportive family to help them along the way and teach them valuable life skills. Here are some of the nagging questions that young teens might have but are hesitant to ask. Every school library should have a copy of this book. Parents could use this book to start conversations with their children.
This book will help you learn to love your body, your friends, and your families, and will teach you what to do if things go wrong, from heartbreak and heartache to body image and all in between.
Do you plan to spend the rest of the year working on self-care? Whatever you do with positive thoughts would almost certainly have a major effect on your life! Moreover do not forget to mention, which of these books will help you kick off the best time of your life?
Another practice of self-love is journaling your thoughts.