Yin, Yang, Yogini
Author: Kathryn E. Livingston
Publisher: Open Road Media
Yoga’s restorative power is revealed in this “uplifting” memoir about finding “an oasis of peace in the midst of crises large and small” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of fifty, author, parenting expert, and Huffington Post blogger Kathryn E. Livingston thought everything in her life would click into place. Instead, she felt like she was falling apart. She was consumed by panic and anxiety, neglecting her body, always expecting the worst. Until her discovery of yoga helped her find peace. This is a memoir about two transformative years in Kathryn’s life, an account of her relationship with a compassionate teacher who taught her to trust herself and the universe, even while facing the death of her parents, her children leaving home for college, and breast cancer. It’s about recognizing the mind-body connection and finding the way back to mental and physical health. The story of how yoga weaves its magic throughout a woman’s life, yoga aficionados and beginners alike, as well as anyone who has ever faced tragedy head on, will benefit from Kathryn’s journey. Above all, Yin, Yang, Yogini is a memoir about reinvention, with yoga as the backdrop for change—a blueprint for evolving in midlife and in midstride, learning to let go of the past, and living with trust in the present moment.
Author: Maria Kuzmiak
Yoga Circles is a guide for yogis who want to explore yoga philosophy and themes from yoga classes, as well as socialize and enjoy time with like-minded individuals. While initially written for groups, the guide is also a resource for individual teachers and students who want more ideas about how to live the yoga life on and off the mat.
In Elemental Yin Yang Yoga, author Erin Aquin blends Chinese Medicine and Yoga into a simple yet powerful path for both yoga teachers and students. Learn how to carry the rich themes of the Five Elements not only on to your mat, but out into your life. Explore Yin-Yang, the Five Elements, and the yoga poses that arise from these principles. By practicing Elemental Yin Yang Yoga you will: - Deepen your connection with body and spirit - Enhance your understanding of human behaviour and the different elemental constitutions - Prosper from the wisdom of the natural world around you
All About Motherhood
Author: Kathryn E. Livingston
In this new, expanded edition with more than fifty essays on the joys and heartaches of motherhood—from longing for a newborn to waiting for a teen to arrive home late at night—Kathryn E. Livingston, who has written for national magazines on parenting topics and co-authored two parenting books, explores the universal feelings and experiences all mothers share. The perfect gift book for new as well as “seasoned” moms, All About Motherhood charts the interior journey women make when they give birth and take on the most demanding and dynamic role of their lives. With poignancy and candor, this mother of three captures the essence of motherhood, probing the conflicting emotions a woman feels in her heart as she watches her babies grow up. “Treat yourself to this glorious compilation of essays about real mothering.” —Michele Borba, Ed.D, author of The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries “Regardless of subject, Livingston remains inquisitive, easygoing and often witty.” –Publishers Weekly “Kathryn E. Livingston’s essays distill all that we mothers know to be true about ourselves. Her witty, reassuring pieces are islands of calm in our hectic parenting world.” —Abigail Gary, editor, mother
Author: Kimberly Allison, M.D.
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Dr. Kimberly Allison diagnoses breast cancer for a living. But as a 33-year-old healthy new mother, she never expected to find herself looking at her own malignant cells under the microscope. Like many others diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Allison was starving for stories of other survivors. She wanted to hear someone’s tale, to feel their experiences and look for hidden clues to what her own future might hold. Ultimately, the story that Dr. Allison was looking for was found in her own life. Red Sunshine is a memoir about Dr. Allison’s sudden journey from physician to patient and her attempt to make the most of this terrifying and unexpected ordeal. Her experience reflects the incredible power of the bonds of friendship and family. It is about paying attention to the magic that is waiting to be uncovered in everyday life. Red Sunshine is an uplifting story of survival in which Dr. Allison shares all the intimate details of her emotional journey with both humor and honesty.
Dancing into the Light is a heartwarming memoir that captures one woman's transformative journey of self-discovery by making peace with a family at once extremely dysfunctional, yet oddly endearing. As a child, her troubling interaction with her depressed mother coexisted with the affection she held for her happy-go lucky father. With little guidance from either parent, Arlyn was left to fend for herself. A series of fateful events, from taking off in the family car at age twelve to exotic dancing in a carnival, uprooted Arlyn from this childhood world and into a progressive boarding school. Later she traveled to Israel in the aftermath of the Six Day War. There she fell in love with a Swedish man and moved to his native land. A meeting with a college professor, and their subsequent marriage, set Arlyn down the path of Buddhist practice. Making a pilgrimage to India, they received teachings from Tibetan Buddhist masters and Arlyn undertook the rigorous study of Indian classical dance. The Buddhist teachings, along with her ongoing love of dance sustained her as she experienced heart-rending challenges along the way. Throughout this engaging and courageous tale, Arlyn never wavers from looking inward, facing her demons, and using adversity as a path to develop greater wisdom and compassion. It is a redemptive tale of love and loss that will leave no reader unmoved.
Author: Anne Clendening
Publisher: Parallax Press
“It was nothing at first. Just a little twitch. My left ring finger was twitching, slowly, almost languidly, the way fishing line does when you’ve hooked something without any strength. Like a baby perch. I hadn’t even gotten out of bed yet. My first thought: Stress? (Nope, think again)” And here begins a journey that Anne Clendening never saw coming, tried to deny, avoid, postpone and otherwise reject. After all, how does a dark L.A. hippy chick who swore off booze at 22 fit an early onset Parkinson's diagnosis into a life of bartending in Hollywood rock clubs and yoga? “The stories in this book are my experience. They're about life and yoga and illness and love and disaster and happiness. And since you're holding it, I’m hoping you relate in some way because A) That's the whole point, and B) We all need someone to relate to. And maybe a hand up. (But with words.) Because sometimes you just need to hear it’s all going to work out, even though life may have whammed you and half the time everything might seem like a big fat mess and not at all what it’s supposed to look like, which makes no sense in the first place since none of us really know what’s going to happen and you can’t change fate. If I could, I wouldn’t have Parkinson’s and Prince would still be alive. These stories are for you.”
Author: Katrina Kenison
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
"No longer indispensable, no longer assured of our old carefully crafted identities, no longer beautiful in the way we were at twenty or thirty or forty, we are hungry and searching nonetheless." From the author of The Gift of an Ordinary Day, this intimate memoir of loss, self-discovery, and growth will resonate deeply with any woman who has ever mourned the passage of time, questioned her own purpose, or wondered, "Do I have what it takes to create something new in my life?" With the candor and warmth that have endeared her to readers, Kenison reflects on the inevitable changes wrought by time: the death of a dear friend, children leaving home, recognition of her own physical vulnerability, and surprising shifts in her marriage. She finds solace in the notion that midlife is also a time of unprecedented opportunity for growth as old roles and responsibilities fall away, and unanticipated possibilities appear on the horizon. More a spiritual journey than a physical one, Kenison's beautifully crafted exploration begins and ends with a home, a life, a marriage. But this metamorphosis proves as demanding as any trek or pilgrimage to distant lands-it will guide and inspire every woman who finds herself asking "What now?"
28 Days Lighter Diet
Author: Ellen Barrett, Kate Hanley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Most women who are dieting do not realize that PMS and weight gain are connected—and that to really lose weight, increase energy, and feel better they need to consider their monthly cycle. Now The 28 Days Lighter Diet teaches women how to embrace their monthly cycle and follow its guidance so that they know when to push themselves, when to treat themselves to some well-earned rest, and how to keep their hormones in balance. It explains what to do during every week of the month to shed excess weight, ease PMS, and do it by working with your body instead of beating it into submission. The female body changes from week to week, and traditional diet and workout programs never acknowledge this phenomenon. This easy-to-follow 28-day plan is an innovative combination of modern research and ancient traditions. It outlines a core program of dietary suggestions, fitness guidelines, specific exercises, and lifestyle recommendations for each of the phases of the menstrual cycle and how to take care of yourself throughout the month.
An educational psychologist and family therapist draws on his own experiences as a dyslexic to help parents understand their own dyslexic child and their fears, frustrations, and goals, explaining how to help alleviate children's pain with the help of special exercises designed to stimulate a child's ability to think and helpful advice on dealing with dyslexia in a positive way. 17,500 first printing.
The Call of Sedona
Author: Ilchi Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Call of Sedona speaks to anyone seeking greater fulfillment and deeper meaning in their lives. With practical advice on meditation and profound insights on the healing power of the earth, this book gives you the guidance you need to embark on your own journey of the heart. If you haven’t been to Sedona, this book will urge you to travel to this blessed place. If you have been to Sedona—or even if you live there now— this book will deepen the love you hold for the wonders of the land. Wherever you are, let this book show you how to experience the spirit of Sedona and make a true connection with your heart.
Author: Tai Moses
Publisher: Parallax Press
To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia: Meditations On The Wild Animals Among Us. Urban and suburban residents share their environment with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don’t notice the animals already around us. Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards—and students—of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone and separate, and that our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors with our eyes and ears open to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment, reminding us that we, as individuals and as a species, are not alone. Illustrated by Dave Buchen with original black and white wildlife linocuts.
Describes the methods and equipment used by eight professional photographers to create a variety of unusual effects
The overall program of Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga is highly beneficial for all levels of students and teachers alike, including all ages, shapes, and sizes, from every walk of life. In this book, I present clear, updated, and easy-to-follow documentation for the practice of yoga, offered in a holistic and balanced format. By studying this book and my program, you will be inspired by the real life stories and adventures, gain an increased wisdom and awareness of the many aspects of yoga; and you will learn how to embrace yoga personally, so that its effects touch your whole life in a positive way. Everyone who makes a sincere effort to learn and practice this wonderful program will easily see how to introduce these concepts, yoga asana and philosophy into your regular routine, and by doing so will adopt a healthier and more conscious way of life.Part One: ?Seeking Food for Thought,? this consists of three chapters to discover the essential foundation of Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga which will help you in your progress and enjoyment of the over-all program.Part Two: ?Pioneering Vinyasa Yoga / The Practice,? this consists of six chapters: teaching vinyasa and yoga asana, with yoga routines and a gallery of renowned yoga teachers.Part Three: ?Finding Balance for Health and Happiness,? this consists of four chapters to complement the balance of yoga practice. You will find wonderful techniques for meditation, pranayama, enhanced nutrition and Yoga Kriyas.Part Four: ?Living the Path and Evolution of Yoga,? this consists of two chapters. In chapter fourteen, you will discover four, fun, and interesting yoga adventure stories. Chapter fifteen aims to shed the light of philosophical awareness on your yoga practice and your whole life.
Author: Miranda Shaw
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Anyone who reads a Tantric text or enters a Tantric temple immediately encounters a pantheon of female Buddhas and a host of female enlighteners known as "dakinis," who dance and leap in joyous poses that communicate a sense of mastery and spiritual power. This striking female imagery is fully compatible with Shaw's findings. Drawing on interviews and archival research conducted during two years of fieldwork in India and Nepal, including more than forty previously unnoticed works by women of the Pala period (eighth through twelfth centuries C.E.), she substantially reinterprets the history of Tantric Buddhism during its first four centuries. In her view, the Tantric theory of this period promotes an ideal of cooperative, mutually liberative relationships between women and men while encouraging a sense of reliance on women as a source of spiritual insight and power.