108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas

108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas

by Julie M. Gentile


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ISBN-13: 9781942891840
Publisher: MSI Press
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 650,376
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

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108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Staying healthy goes beyond medical treatment. Finding time to be grateful and mindful focuses one's attention on the present without any judgement. This helpful accessible book, with a variety of poses and writing prompts, draws the busy mama and others, no matter the age, to take the needed time to "stop and smell the roses" along life's busy path. Julie's warm and personal way of addressing the division felt between reality and self care was heartwarming. She values that health is wealth. Peace and self realization allows for inner strength to face daily challenges. This well written book allows one to begin to discover self now...in the present.
ReadersFavorite 11 days ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Julie M.Gentile's 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices For Busy Mamas is an uplifting and inspirational book that will give confidence to moms out there to become their own wellness leaders by prioritizing self-care so they can make positive changes in their families, friends, coworkers, and the world. The author's ultimate wellness path shared in this book will help to create an easy transition from caring for others around the clock for caring more for you. The 108 (a sacred number in yoga) writing prompts, meditations, yoga poses, breathing exercises, and other wellness practices will inspire readers to walk a path of self-love. The book will help readers kick start their self-care journey and readers who practice will see wellness coming into their lives. The life-changing practices can be incorporated into daily life and the tips and tools are good to getting started and keeping the wellness inspiration flowing. Practicing yoga gives the resources and motivation to transform the spirit and life. The photos shared will help readers understand the poses perfectly and practice accordingly. I like the way the author handles the topic and makes it motivating and encouraging. It is a good book that will help set a daily routine that is healthy and is also good for discovering and making changes that will improve health and lifestyle. This book has all the tools to live a centered and vibrant life and will motivate moms to mother themselves first because it is the ultimate manifestation of self care. This book will teach readers how to love their bodies and take care of it properly. I would definitely recommend this to all readers because it will help them set a healthy and positive daily routine and lifestyle.
Gina Graham 15 days ago
No excuses anymore to not take care of yourself Mama! This book is just what the Modern Mom on the go needs! Lots of great tips, poses and easy-to-do practices to balance mind, body and soul. No need to be a yogi or have lots of time needed to use these great writing prompts, exercises, and nuggets for a more balanced approach to stress-management, parenting, and all of the things that all of us busy Moms juggle!
vsbroyles 18 days ago
We know that modern motherhood's expectations leave us drained. That's the undercurrent of every woman's magazine, while also instructing us how to make pinterest-worthy crafts for our kids' parties, decorate the cutest cupcakes, and simultaneously shed 10 pounds. If you're tired of being tired, this book's message can be a lifeline: "It is not acceptable to sacrifice your self-care in the face of busyness." The author reminds us that self-care is not buying a new purse or binge-watching Netflix, but actively mothering ourselves - giving ourselves the care we so readily give to everyone else in our lives. As someone who is easily overwhelmed by personal growth books that prescribe a complete overhaul of one aspect of your life, ignoring the fact that you can't put the rest of your life on hold, it is reassuring that each practice is small. She tells us to try them all, in any order, and keep only the things that work for us - refreshing. The book focuses on yoga and ayurveda - breaking them down into bite-size, understandable pieces - a relaxing t-shaped twist to help digestion but also encourage ourselves to 'do' less, tracking water consumption for a week and noting how it makes us feel - and also links these physical practices to our emotional well-being. There are writing prompts to help us recall our motivations, values, and what excites us. Need more patience? There's a yoga pose to help build it. For those already overwhelmed with their to-do lists (all of us), the author encourages with stories from her own life - working full-time, writing, teaching yoga, and mothering small children. "Something had to give, so I gave to myself." My mind-shift started on page 3, as I questioned whether I could add new ideas and habits to a life already full (with work, dishes, and the guilt of not-cute-enough cupcakes). "These...practices don't take time; they give you time." Oh. Maybe I will put down the magazine and try that yoga pose.
ATL2018 19 days ago
As a working woman (but non-mama), I find that even I put myself on the back burner at work, with friends, and with loved ones. This book helped me to refocus, rethink, and reenergize my self care practices, and know that it’s okay to put myself first. I loved the easy to understand yoga poses and the writing exercises that made me dig deeper into what goals I wanted to focus on this year. This book will make you laugh, feel connected to other busy humans, and creates space for reflection which is so important this day and age. If you’re looking for a way to be healthier and kick start your journey into taking care of yourself, then this book is definitely for you!