An easy to read introduction to the healing practices of Chair Yoga, this illustrated book describes poses, breathing and meditation techniques for whatever ails you.
From migraines to addiction, indigestion, constipation, depression, anxiety, insomnia, obesity, chronic pain and more, DO CHAIR YOGA AND FEEL GOOD AGAIN describes how to listen to your body, your best friend, and heal yourself.
Author Bethany Knight won a trip to India in 1970, and fell in love with yoga and meditation that summer. Certified as a Yoga Siromani in the Sivananda tradition, she teaches gentle yoga around the world, wherever two or more are gathered, including: prison, gardens, schools, nursing homes, adult day centers, camps, CEO roundtables and churches.
"Yoga is my way of life and ministry," Bethany says. "I consider Swami Sivananda's directive, 'to serve the propagation of yoga,' my Holy Orders." To her grandsons and students, this agile Baby Boomer is known as, "Yogi."
Chapters cover the mind body relationship, the breath as natural tranquilizer, how to avoid digging your grave with your teeth, leaving constipation behind you and living longer with meditation. An extensive glossary outlines specific poses and breathing for the most common human ailments.
A seasoned teacher, Bethany has studied and taught Floor and Chair Yoga in India, the US and Canada. On her winter 2016 Book Tour, she brings Chair Yoga to Australia.
Synthesizing a lifetime of learning and teaching through this handy guide, Bethany shares the ancient wisdom of yoga with stories, humor and simple clear directions. Suitable for readers of all ages, DO CHAIR YOGA AND FEEL GOOD AGAIN delivers all the benefits of yoga, without making students get on and off the floor.
"Many years ago, I was asked to teach yoga to folks who spent much of the day in wheelchairs. These students taught me the enormous range of possibilities," Bethany says, "and I saw that Chair Yoga was extremely relaxing and strengthening. Even balance can be improved."
Over the years, she continued to develop Chair Yoga, and wrote this book because her students begged her to, wanting something to share with family and friends after class.
TESTIMONIALS FROM BETHANY'S STUDENTS:
• "Bethany, your classes have brought to me an inner peace I thought I would never experience. I lost my daughter at the age of 32, two years ago to PTSD. She served in the Navy for 10 years as a Military Police women and did a tour in Afghanistan that destroyed her life. When she came home she was a different person. She was terrified of everything and very depressed and ended up over-dosing and ended her life. I struggle with her loss every day. Since I started coming to your evening yoga class I have found an inner peace that I've been looking for. I feel her with me when I'm in your class. I never expected or was looking for that to happen and it did. I have to thank you for all that you do to bring tranquility and harmony to our lives. You truly care. You are a great teacher!" - Debra L.
• "I have spent the last few months attending a weekly chair yoga class with Bethany Knight and I feel that the class and Bethany have had a positive effect on my daily life. I have found that I am more aware of my body and my surroundings; and more appreciative of both. I am calmer and more feel more in harmony with those around me. Bethany is a true inspiration. I feel blessed to have met her!" -Vicki S.
• "Bethany's yoga class helped me to learn calming strategies for those times when I'm a little stressed. I learned to enjoy the peaceful movements and postures and I learned to take time out to take care of myself!" -Christine C.
• "Bethany is a fantastic teacher. She caters to all ages and all learning levels in fun and adaptive sessions." - Courtney G.
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