Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras

Here Comes the Sun: A Journey to Adoption in 8 Chakras

by Leza Lowitz

NOOK Book(eBook)

$12.99 $16.99 Save 24% Current price is $12.99, Original price is $16.99. You Save 24%.

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Overview

A YOGA MEMOIR

At thirty, Californian Leza Lowitz is single and traveling the world, which suits her just fine. Coming of age in Berkeley, California, during the sexual and feminist revolutions of the 1970s, she learned that marriage and family could wait.

Or could they?

When Leza moves to Japan and meets the man of her dreams, her heart opens in ways she never thought possible. But she's still an outsider, and home is far away. Rather than struggle to fit in, she opens a yoga studio and makes a home for others. Then, at forty-four, Leza and her Japanese husband seek to adopt—in a country where bloodlines are paramount and family ties are almost feudal in their cultural importance. She travels to India to work on herself and back to California to deal with her past. Something is still not complete until she learns that when you give a little love to a child, you get the whole world in return.

This inspiring memoir reflects the author's deep connection to yoga that allows her to realize that infertile does not mean inconceivable. Through teaching, meditation, and community, she transcends her struggles and embraces the joys of adoption and motherhood.

Leza Lowitz lives in Tokyo with her husband, the writer Shogo Oketani, and their ten-year-old son. She has edited and published over seventeen books, many on Japan, and has run her own yoga studio in Tokyo for a decade. She travels throughout Japan and Asia to teach yoga and write. Her debut YA novel, Jet Black and the Ninja Wind, won the 2013–2014 Asian/Pacific American Award in Young Adult Literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611729139
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 408 KB

About the Author

Leza Lowitz is an accidental global citizen--bicultural mother, modern yogini, and multi-genre author of over seventeen books. She has received the APALA Award in Young Adult Literature, the U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission Award, the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Poetry, a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a California Arts Council Individual Fellowship in Poetry, a National Endowment for the Humanities Independent Scholar Fellowship, and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. Her books Yoga Poems: Lines to Unfold By and Jet Black&The Ninja Wind are amazon best-sellers. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Yoga Journal, Yoga International, Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing, The Huffington Post, and The Japan TimesUp from the Sea, her Young Adult novel in verse about Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, will be published by Crown Books for Young Readers in 2016.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

About the Chakras

Prologue: Ma, 1996

PART I – Mûlâdhâra - FIRST CHAKRA

JAPAN
Free Jazz, 1993
Bad Date
One Good Man
Married with Kids
San Francisco, 1966
Key West, Florida 1968
Berkeley, 1971
Queen Helen
A Cup of Japanese Tea
Footsteps
Good Date, 1993
Not To Seek For Love
Home Again, 1994

Part II – Svâdhishthâna - SECOND CHAKRA –

CALIFORNIA
Room of My Own
The Sake Barrel

JAPAN
Go-En
Girls’ Day, 1995
The Street of Least Resistance
Passing On

CALIFORNIA
An Ocean Away
Attack, 1984
You’ll Fall in Love with a Japanese Man
Helen Keller’s Hand
It’s A Wrap
Expatriate in My Own Skin, 1997
Practice
Lovingkindness
Collapse
Sisters, 1999
Ready
Tests, 2000

PART III - Manipûra - THIRD CHAKRA

CALIFORNIA
Anne Frank’s Aunt
Good News
The Ring
Haiku, Hawaii, 2001
Pele
Out of Hiding
High Alert, 2001

PART IV - Anâhata - FOURTH CHAKRA

JAPAN
Heartlines, 2004
Unexplained
Sun and Moon
Lost in Translation
Bad News, 2003
Proud Flesh
Chinese Daggers
Baby Bump Watch, 2005
Elegy

PART V – Vishuddha - FIFTH CHAKRA

INDIA
Amma, August 2005

JAPAN
Western Medicine
One Beautiful Egg, 2006
Water Children
Regret, 2009
Mother’s Day
Faith
Failing Forward
Letting Go
Hawaii
Clean &
Clear

PART VI – Âjña - SIXTH CHAKRA

JAPAN
Adoption, 2006
Starstruck, September 2006
First Steps
Bloodlines
Outside In
Low Priority
Falling Through The Cracks
Guidelines
Giving and Taking
A Child Who Requires Protection
The Baby Box
The Boy
Hug
Perpetual Yes
The Problem
Obsession

PART VII – Sahasrâra - SEVENTH CHAKRA

INDIA
The Middle Way
Varanasi
Shiva Puja
City of Seers

PART VIII - The Eighth Chakra –

Ancestors
Here Comes the Sun
First Meeting, 2007
Home Study
Flying Bird
Oyatsu
Day Visit
Home
Home
Mama-Papa-Yuto-Aska
Ownership
Friend
All That has Divided Us Will Merge
Sayonara
Wisdom
Skinship
Scattered
Court&Spark
Dyeing a Cloth
The Third Turning
Mata
Stories
Breastfeeding
Names
Making a Space
Kindergarten
Nanijin
Global Village
Pandas and Black Knights
From My Heart
House of Dreams
Where Does the Daytime Go?
Letter to Yuto’s Caretaker
Hari Kuyô
Whose Tummy?
Healing
Tiger Mom
March 11, 2011
The Peace Zone
Aftershocks
Home
Magic
Protest
Why The Caged Bird Sings
Letting Go

References

Adoption Agencies in Japan

Afterword

Acknowledgements

Customer Reviews