I trust any yoga teacher who knows how to make me laugh. And as a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I also trust any yoga teacher who truly believes that chocolate can be used as a gateway for reaching our highest spiritual potential.

I had the honor to speak with Intent Voice David Romanelli, more known as Yeah Dave, who is a yoga teacher, writer and quite possibly one of the funniest bloggers we have on Intent right now. His newest book Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin’ the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy through Wine, Chocolate, and Your iPod Playlist is funny, irreverent, insightful and—dare I say, liberating. Considering that all of us can have the unfortunate tendency to take ourselves too seriously in our journey of self-discovery, reading “Yeah Dave’s Guide to Livin' the Moment” is a much-needed breath of fresh air. .

Listen to Yeah Dave speak about the inspiration behind his new book, his OCD tendencies and how one can find freedom and authenticity even in the la-la fantasy-land of Los Angeles. He also gives advice on how to wean ourselves off our technological toys, and how we should all experience at least one beautiful moment, one funny moment and one delicious moment every day. And while you’re at it, I suggest you read his book—preferably with your favorite music playing in the background, and a bar of high-quality chocolate in one hand. It really can’t get any better than that.

Listen to Mallika's conversation with Yeah Dave

Yeah Dave's Guide to Livin' the Moment: Getting to Ecstasy through Wine, Chocolate and Your iPod Playlist is available for purchase online

Author's Bio: 

Intent.com is a premier wellness site and supportive social network where like-minded individuals can connect and support each others' intentions. Founded by Deepak Chopra's daughter Mallika Chopra, Intent.com aims to be the most trusted and comprehensive wellness destination featuring a supportive community of members, blogs from top wellness experts and curated online content relating to Personal, Social, Global and Spiritual wellness.