SWEETNESS OF SWADHYAYA
A BOOK ON RAJA YOGA BY LILA LOLLING
WALKING THE ANCIENT PATH OF YOGA
This book was written with the intention to be a study guide for yoga practitioners, teachers, and teacher training courses. For years I taught in training programs and was always asked if there was a yoga philosophy book that would explain the teachings I would share.
So I decided to write, and self-publish, this book to shine a light on the simple, yet mystical and complex teachings of Raja Yoga, the path of meditation.
When I wrote it, I had no idea I would sell nearly 1,000 copies and have it be a part of training courses in the United Kingdom, India, Australia, and several throughout the United States. All without the help of Amazon.com ;)
When you explore the nature of your thoughts and understand how the mind works, you become empowered in your inner development. You then can experience life beyond your triggers and act from a place of oneness and love, understanding what's behind your reactions and mental chatter.
This book presents Yoga's ancient science in an easy-to-comprehend way, making it a great tool in your practice + life. Woven amongst the theory is a story of Sanjayā, a woman who was just laid off from the corporate sector who decides to take off and hike a mountain alone, something she has never done before. Her journey parallels the teachings of the eight limbs of yoga, making the yogic theory relatable, interesting, and applicable to modern life.
Self-published and Intentionally not sold on Amazon.
Introduction to Yoga Philosophy
8 Limbs of Raja Yoga - one chapter each limb
Hatha Yoga Practices
80+ Philosophy Review Questions (perfect for Yoga TT programs)
Sanskrit Dictionary with root meanings
A Yoga Teacher Trainee's Experience:
"Lila radiates sweetness and authenticity, teaching in a simple way that's easy to understand. I'm currently reading her book and it's filled with great stuff! I highly recommend an opportunity to learn from her!
- Emily O'Hara Hunt, Ohio