Heavenly Hirani’s School of Laughing Yoga, by SarahKate Lynch
I love SarahKate Lynch books, she’s like NZ’s answer to Marian Keyes. This book made me smile right from the title to the very last line at the end.
It is a story about a woman who is depressed (although she doesn’t realise it) and whom is at a bit of a cross roads in her life when she accompanies her husband very reluctantly on his business trip to India.
To her great surprise the trip changes her life from a very boring beige to a life full of dramatic colour thanks to Heavenly Hirani’s School of Laughing Yoga.
It’s a journey through India that SarahKate herself has travelled, immersing us in the smells, the colour, the culture of the people.If you have ever wanted to go to India, or ever really wondered what the fuss is about then this book is for you. (India is now on my bucket list of places to visit).The book also touches on the empty nest syndrome where women like Annie spend most of their lives being busy looking after everyone else and then suddenly have the time to wonder what to do with their lives as their children (and sometimes husbands) no longer really need them.It certainly made me think, and relook at how I am living my life, and take stock at the possible similarities that Annie and I might share.It’s a charming read, perhaps a book that all mothers should read.