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"Candid, erudite, informative, and ultimately inspiring, "Going Om" is an extraordinary, unique, and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement collections"

Midwest Book Review - Michael Dunford

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Despite the increasing popularity of yoga, few books exist describing the real-life application of yoga, especially dealing with men. This intriguing and inspiring story details in a straightforward yet intimate way the transformative power of yoga and the resiliency of the human spirit. Despite glaring flaws in our criminal justice system, Michael D. Huggins, or "Yogi Mike,"#60419066 as he became inside prison, eloquently journals spiritual growth for himself and others that inspired him to develop community-based programs to share the powerful and practical tools of yoga and mindfulness with those who would not normally have access to them.

- Rob Schware Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Give Back Yoga Foundation.

 

A truly inspirational tale of how yoga can heal and transform us. The work he does to leverage his own experience to help others in prison and underserved populations is beyond admirable. This book will fill your soul with possibility and help light the way to discovering the meaning and purpose that we all so desperately need.

- J. Brown, J Brown Talks Yoga Teacher, Writer, and Host of J. Brown Yoga Talks Podcast

 

Going Om offers an authentic firsthand view of the shortfalls and dysfunction of the U.S. prison system and the inhumane and prejudicial treatment of prisoners. And at the same time it illustrates the compassion and understanding one can nurture under trying circumstances by having a committed spiritual practice. Through his personal struggles with the criminal justice system and subsequent imprisonment, Mike Huggins demonstrates how yoga helped him connect with his true self while being immensely supportive of his mental, emotional and physical well-being.

- James Fox, Founder Prison Yoga Project 

I always followed the rules, never rocked the boat, and everyone called me "Saint Michael" growing up. I received an MBA from Wharton, became a successful CEO, and then...went to prison...for a misdemeanor.

 

Going Om is my story of a man who was least likely to end up in prison, where I unexpectedly discover my true calling and ultimate sense of purpose.

 

I share a behind-the-scenes look at life in a men's correctional facility, complete with alarming and surprisingly funny stories, letters I had written from inside, and lessons learned along the way.

 

Yoga gave me the strength, direction, and tools needed to calmly shift from my role as a corporate executive to sharing a cell in an often-corrupt prison system. Before long, I started teaching other incarcerated men breathing exercises, anger management, and how to be spiritually free.

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MIKE WITH BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL SERIES, JACK CANFIELD

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Mike brings his experiences from CEO to Yogi to Author to Speaker to his interactive, inspiring talks. He's available for your event to discuss practical ways for dealing with life’s challenges including:

  • Resiliency

  • Mindfulness in the Real World

  • Gratitude in Time of Trouble

  • Career Changes

  • Crisis Management

....as well as themes from his bestselling book Going Om: A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars.

What people are saying

A soulful journey of heartache and anguish to discovery, individuality, and the resiliency of the human spirit; A one-of-a-kind journey in the search for inner strength that divulges individual truths on what genuinely matters.

R. Sully

An insightful and inspirational - if cautionary - tale. This message rings just as true in the business world as it does within the yoga community.

A. Donahue

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