During the first few uncertain and isolated months of the pandemic, my platform Warrior Flow TV was born, providing yoga, meditation, sound baths, and fitness classes to many around the world who couldn’t leave their homes due to lockdowns and more.
A little further into pandemic times, I became part of an even larger and more global community, Insight Timer — the largest community of meditators around the world with approximately 19 million users of their free app. Since early this year I’ve been teaching slow and accessible types of yoga through Insight Timer along with my vinyasa classes on Warrior Flow TV.
As the concept of community continues to expand in new ways, and technology opens our eyes and shortens the distances between us, I decided to create a book club through Insight Timer. As of now we have more than 200 participants from around the world. It’s a great way to feel a sense of connection and community in times of rapid change and uncertainty.
I don’t spend a lot of money on unnecessary things. Food and books are top priority. I chose the title “A Paradise Built in Hell” by Rebecca Solnit as our first title for the month of July because it reminds us that out of catastrophes and crises (like the pandemic) we humans have a way of rediscovering our humanity in the midst of chaos.
I picked “Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro for the month of August, to shift to lighter reading, but still reflect about life and what is meaningful to us.
I wish you could see my apartment. There are books everywhere. Which reminds me of a quote from one of my home country Argentina’s greatest writers:
“I cannot sleep unless I am surrounded by books.”
― Jorge Luis Borges
How to Join my bookclub:
1- Download “Insight Timer” on your phone or Ipad
2- Create a free account.
3- Look for me under teachers and follow me.
4- Look for the circle Adrian Molina - Community and follow it. A circle is a feature where you can chat, recommend content, and meditate in real-time with friends.
5- Look for the circle Adrian Molina - Book Club and follow it.
6- Get your book and start the conversation with so many other people from around the world.
The conversations are happening at this moment through the Adrian Molina - Book Club circle.
OH, and did I mention that by joining Insight Timer you get access to over 20 live, donation-based classes with me every week? Including yoga for lower back, yoga for stiff neck, yoga for anxiety, and more.
Let’s start reading.
Adrian Molina has been teaching yoga since 2004, with an extensive worldwide following through his platform and school of yoga, Warrior Flow. Adrian is also a writer, meditation teacher, sound therapist, End-of-Life Doula, Mental Health First Aid facilitator, an ambassador for Accessible Yoga and Yoga for All, and a TCTSY-F Trauma-sensitive Yoga Facilitator. Adrian is recognized as a community organizer and creator of The Warrior Flow Foundation, a 501c3 non profit that brings the benefits of movement, therapeutic and accessible yoga, mindfulness, and stress reduction tools to schools, shelters, hospitals, police, and first responders. He is also the co-founder of Warrior Flow TV, an online video platform that makes fitness and yoga accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
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