Naomi Annand
Yoga Teacher, Director of Yoga on the Lane

Book

 
 

Yoga: A Manual for Modern Life

 
 
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Yoga: A Manual for Life contextualizes the ancient practice of yoga in the modern world with elegant images and authentic text.

A stand alone practice companion and beautiful coffee table book, Yoga: A Manual for Lifeis for anyone interested in yoga, mindful movement and meditation, and exploring how these practices fit within the modern world.

As well as an extensive guide to poses, this book features a number of picture-led sequences with specific targets in mind: to combat stress and fatigue, to ground, to uplift, to inspire creativity and to sleep better. These sequences are underpinned with essays on yoga's relationship with different aspects of life, such as yoga and discipline, yoga and self-care, and yoga and difficulty. Peppered throughout the book are mindful "life hacks"--simple ways to take yoga's message of radical self-care off the mat and into daily life.

In recent times there has been a great rush in the yoga world to embrace the digital with online classes, apps and web-guides to the practice. Increasingly, though, people are starting to realize the practice isn't particularly compatible with the screen, and that digital guides stop them from being mindful and present in the moment. Yoga: A Manual for Lifeis an opportunity for people to turn off their laptops, put away their phones and follow simple, clearly laid out sequences that will help them disengage from technology and hone their concentration and focus.