I am using this calendar but it is not quite what I expected. I was hoping for a lot of practical meditations or exercises, but the text for each day is usually very abstract. I am more a casual yogi with a skeptical bent, perhaps this is meant for the more advanced practitioner who needs philosophical inspriation to drive into a deeper yogic meditation. Samples from January:
1/1/12: The breath is love Manifest. -unattributed
1/2/12: Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening. -Rumi
1/3/12: Coming empty-handed, going empty-handed - that is human. - Zen Master Seung Sahn
1/4/12: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. - Jimi Hendrix
1/5/12: A quiet mind does not mean that there will be no thoughts or mental movements at all, but that these will be on the surface, and you will feel you true being within, separate from them, observing but not carried away. - Sri Aurobindo
The background colors are soothing and lovely, the daily text is printed in white. On some of the lighter backgrounds the daily text is hard to read. The pages are shiny, not quite as glossy as magazine stock but no indication of any recycled content, thus lacking the impression of environmental ahimsa projected by most other yoga products. The back of each page is blank so it is perfect to use for notes and reminders after the day is past! The spine is very lightly bound and it broke away from the mount when I flipped through the pages to see what the final entries looked like.