Breathe by Kate Bishop

Breathe: A NovelAlex thought she had married the man of her dreams: successful, gorgeous, and delighted by her small-town charm. When he walks out six months later, proclaiming to have ‘found himself’ (with the help of a stunning yoga teacher), she ‘finds herself’ alone in an unfamiliar city, vengefully drinking through his prized wine collection, living on takeout, and refusing to answer the door. When this fails to cure her broken heart and bruised ego, she reluctantly allows her new friends to intervene. Slowly, Alex learns to define success on her own terms; she discovers the secret to love in all its forms, and the perfect flying crow pose, one breath at a time.

I really enjoyed this book – it was the first time I have ever read a book about yoga and I am glad that I picked this story.

It is a love story, of recovery after divorce and discovering one’s destiny. The yoga factor played an important role in the heroines healing because it helped her learn to relax and cope with her life, despite her initial negative feelings about the process.

The reason I found this book interesting (other than the engaging love story) was I have often wondered about the benefits of yoga but I have never tried it. After reading this book, I took a chance and participated in a class myself. I am glad that I did – it was hard, but I am hooked.

Thank you for unexpectedly turning me onto something new that I believe will greatly benefit me into the future.

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