In Reading for Wellness, we challenge Michelle Superle to win back wellness by re-engaging what brings her the most comfort and joy—reading. She’s looking for wellness, and we’re looking for wellness fuel.
One of our hobbies is nosing out stories about transformation. We want to know how people are turned inside out, upside down, and how they find their most authentic selves.
If you relate, you’ll be as giddy as we were to find Poser by Claire Dederer. The book dishes on how Dederer learned that “the deeper she explored [yoga poses], the more they tested her most basic ideas of what makes a good mother, daughter, friend, wife.”
Poser is so intoxicating we skipped out on dishes and laundry for days to escape into Dederer’s expressive descriptions and hilariously wise insights. Our reaction mirrors what the author herself learned over the ten-year exploration that changed everything about the way she understood herself and her life: less duty-bound perfection equals more joy. She found it through yoga. We found it, for a while, in her book.
Dederer unfolds her slow yogic epiphany through the metaphor of each pose. Every pose is a journey. Every pose holds a hidden revelation waiting to be uncovered.
Thousands of years of yogic wisdom, plus Dederer’s ten thrown into the mix? That’s the kind of wellness fuel we’re looking for. You might be surprised to learn how the body can transform the mind.
Swan dive into Poserto discover how practicing yoga changed one woman’s life.
Michelle Superle writes books plus other stuff and earns a living teaching people how to do it too. She gets her wellness on by running around with the lovely human male, charming dog, and beautiful horses she lives with.