“Downward Dog”–A Funny, Sexy, Must Read Book for the Summer!
One of my favorite things about summer, is being able to catch up on my reading. I finally slow down and have time to dive in to a good book, and there is nothing better than a good book! I love all kinds of novels from fiction, to non-fiction, to romance, to comedy, to adventure, you name it. Last summer I read the Hunger Games Trilogy (pic of my older brother and I both reading them in Italy) while travelling through Europe. I plan on reading as much as I can while waiting for my little guy to come; and hopefully will find some time to keep reading once he’s here (although I’m sure his nap times might be mine too; or I’ll have to choose between doing yoga or reading a good book).
This summer, I’ve already started my first book (a good book much about yoga) which is newly released today! A friend of mine in the yoga world, Edward Vilga, has just published his seventh novel, Downward Dog. Edward writes books, films and theater; and his last book and DVD, Yoga in Bed, hit #1 on Amazon for all of wellness. He appeared on Regis & Kelly and was featured in People Magazine after the book came out. I love this quote of his, “I believe I am the only person to have been in bed with both Pat Sajak and Kelly Ripa (certainly at the same time, and definitely on national television.)”.
Downward Dog is a hilarious and sexy behind the scenes look about a bad boy changing his ways as he enters the yoga world. I’m mid way through it, and I often find myself smirking or laughing out loud. I love the descriptions of his first yoga teacher, or the hot spots he visits with his best friend in NYC. It’s also refreshing to find a character that has many dimensions and to show that yoga practitioners come in all forms. You don’t have to be a vegan, celibate, only shop at whole foods type person to practice yoga!
Downward Dog has already been optioned for a film by Producer Sarah Finn, casting director of over 50 films including Crash. I’m so happy for Edward and I can’t wait to see his novel come to life on the big screen. To preview and purchase the book, you can click on this link; and make sure to watch the beautiful two minute trailer with gorgeous silhouettes of yogis moving graciously through poses to Waltz by The Balanescu Quartet.
Kristin McGee is a celebrity yoga and Pilates instructor in New York City. She is currently teaching yoga with Peloton. She is the star of over 100 videos, seen in several magazines and tv shows and is a spokeswoman for many brands and causes she believes in. A proud mom to three, she sure keeps herself busy!