7 Books To Help You Discover Calm and Wisdom

Discover calm while breathing, discover wisdom while reading with these book recommendations from the Spire Wellness Team.

These are just a few of our favorite books that share knowledge on how to live a happier, healthier life.

Recommended by: Sonia

Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill – Matthieu Ricard

Notes: Written by a geneticist turned buddhist monk, so it has a good balance of science & philosophy.

Recommended by: Ellen

10% Happier – Dan Harris

Recommended by: Neema

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom – Rick Hanson

Mindfulness in Plain English Bhante Gunaratana

The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation – William Hart

Notes: I personally find this teacher to be one of the best and his retreats have been very popular among influentials

Light on Prãnãyãma: The Yogic Art of Breathing – B.K.S. Iyengar

Notes: Very influential for me when I started doing research on east/west breathing and meditation – incredibly practical instruction.

Recommended by: Ross

The Only Dance There Is – Ram Dass

Reading is a great way to relax, recharge, and learn something new. Are there any books that leave you inspired? Let us know in the comments below.

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