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Do Your Om Thing : Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life
by Rebecca Pacheco


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From an acclaimed master yoga teacher and creator of one of the most popular yoga blogs on the Internet comes a contemporary guide to the full mind-body practice, combining intention and enlightenment with athleticism and physicality.

While the practice of yoga encourages fitness, its benefits extend far beyond the physical.  Read more...


 
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Overview

From an acclaimed master yoga teacher and creator of one of the most popular yoga blogs on the Internet comes a contemporary guide to the full mind-body practice, combining intention and enlightenment with athleticism and physicality.

While the practice of yoga encourages fitness, its benefits extend far beyond the physical. In order to have a beautiful, fit body, a yoga practitioner must understand and respect its inextricable link to mind and spirit.

Yet for those who want a deeper connection with their practice, who seek enlightenment, there are few resources to provide guidance. Master yoga teacher, athletic model, and writer Rebecca Pacheco is the ultimate twenty-first-century yoga ambassador. In Do Your Om Thing, she shows readers how to benefit from the ancient wisdom and philosophy of yoga without repudiating its modern attributes.

Divided into four parts--Philosophy, Body, Mind, and Spirit--Do Your Om Thing explores the traditional practice of yoga, from the eight limbs of the ancient path to the five koshas and the seven chakras of the yoga body. Pacheco translates these ancient texts for modern readers and puts them into the context of our everyday lives. Complete with a practical overview of the many different styles of yoga, simple poses, and sequences for daily balance, plus helpful tips on meditation, Do Your Om Thing is the ultimate guidebook for anyone who wants a workout that benefits the body and the mind.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062273376
  • ISBN-10: 006227337X
  • Publisher: Harper Wave
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > Health & Fitness > Yoga
Books > Religion > Spirituality - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-05
  • Reviewer: Staff

Vinyasa yoga teacher and Omgal.com blogger Pacheco presents a balanced view of how yoga aligns with modern life. The author began yoga at age 16 and has been practicing for 18 years; she and contemporary yoga “grew up together.” The text comprises four parts, all emphasizing yoga’s more spiritual aspects: “Yoga: Ancient and Modern,” “The Body,” “The Mind,” and “The Spirit.” Pacheco stresses that there’s much more to it all than asana (yoga postures), celebrity practitioners, and pricy clothing. She delves into the practice’s roots, exploring each of the foundational Eight Limbs, or tenets, of yoga in a present-day context. For example, Pacheco urges readers to practice ahimsa (non-harming) in their thoughts and words as well as deeds, and to engage in aparigraha (greedlessness) by “flexing” their sense of gratitude and generosity daily, as they would flex muscles. Though the section on “Body” includes photos of Pacheco in various advanced poses, it focuses more on explaining elusive concepts like chakras and koshas (layers). Elsewhere, in a particularly intriguing section, she proposes that Hindu deities can serve as archetypes in modern readers’ individual spiritual journeys. Pacheco’s thoughtful approach to yoga’s ancient underpinnings is applicable to new and seasoned practitioners alike. Agent: Kathryn Beaumont and Katherine Flynn, Kneerim, Williams & Bloom Agency. (Mar.)

 
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