Lightening up: the Yoga of Self-Acceptance

Lightening up: the Yoga of Self-Acceptance

by Tony Wolff, sacha eckes
     
 
Lightening Up, The Yoga of Self-Acceptance offers an antidote to the striving for performance and achievement so common in modern yoga. Yoga has become another sport, a way to perform, to always improve and as such leads to much self-criticism and doubt. With great respect for the teachings of TKV Desikachar, a nod to Buddhism, a healthy dose of mindfulness practices,

Overview

Lightening Up, The Yoga of Self-Acceptance offers an antidote to the striving for performance and achievement so common in modern yoga. Yoga has become another sport, a way to perform, to always improve and as such leads to much self-criticism and doubt. With great respect for the teachings of TKV Desikachar, a nod to Buddhism, a healthy dose of mindfulness practices, a guide to how anatomy and neurophysiology can influence a more balanced practice, and more than a dash of humor and common sense, the book offers a new view of progress, one built not on learning to put your foot behind your ear, but rather on your ability to recognize and cultivate your own inner teacher. If yoga were about maximizing your physical flexibility, then any circus contortionist could start an ashram.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479306510
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Wolff is a recovering achievement addict. After many years of pursuing the American Dream, Tony applied the same drive to his yoga practice...But a funny thing happened on the way to perfection: he stopped enjoying himself....20 years of vipassana meditation saved the day and the 5 Not So Noble Truths emerged: Slow Down, Pay Attention, Breathe, Relax and Lighten Up. Actually there should be 6, since Lighten Up should be in there twice. Tony lives in Big Sur where he sits on his zafu a lot and does his yoga practice near the sea. He offers private classes and wanders around teaching, doing workshops, and speaking to anyone who'd care to listen.

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