Art of Attention : A Yoga Practice Workbook for Movement as Meditation by Elena Brower
A beautiful, step-by-step guide for bringing movement-based meditation into your yoga practice and your life.
Yoga begins with physical well-being. But it can also transport us-through meditation, self-awareness, and movement-into a lifelong exploration of presence, elegance, and deeper life purpose. With Art of Attention, Elena Brower and Erica Jago show us the way. Distilled from their acclaimed workshops and training programs, this multifaceted book can be used as:
* A step-by-step workshop for merging movement-based mindfulness with traditional yoga
* A "tool kit" of asanas, meditations, self-inquiry questions, and healing practices for creating your own daily spiritual practice
* An uplifting source of visual beauty and wisdom teachings for inner reflection and elevation
For students and teachers at every level, this one-of-a-kind resource takes us further into yoga-and the art of living-with clarity, creativity, wonder, and depth.
Includes contributions from MC YOGI, Gabrielle Bernstein, Donna Karan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christy Turlington Burns, and others inspired by Elena and Erica's work.
1. Reduce Tension and Find Forgiveness (preface by MC YOGI)
2. Let Go of Blame (preface by Gabrielle Bernstein)
3. Breathe and Find Stillness (preface by Donna Karan)
4. Explore Your Highest Possibilities (preface by Gwyneth Paltrow)
5. Let Your Life Reflect Your Practice (preface by Christy Turlington Burns)
"The wondrous images accompanying this invitation to practice set this book apart, conveying the beauty and adventure of contemporary yoga practice."
--Kaitlin Quistgaard, former editor-in-chief, Yoga Journal
"I've been inspired by Elena's commitment to bring us closer to our bodies and hearts, and this book accomplishes her objective beautifully. Art of Attention is an instructive, healing homage to the practice of yoga."
--Dr. Frank Lipman, founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness Center, New York City
"Every once in a while a book arrives in this world that contains magic so profound it will transform you forever, it will wake you up, turn up the light on your soul, and provide an oasis of healing, rejuvenation, and restoration for you to return to over and over again. Art of Attention is such a book. It will carry you gently into a deep yoga practice, while enlivening your mind, opening your heart, and soothing your soul."
--Mark Hyman, MD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution
"The beauty, wisdom, and guidance in Art of Attention will not only strengthen your yoga practice, it will lead you to a deeper knowing and acceptance of yourself."
--Kris Carr, author of the New York Times bestseller Crazy Sexy Diet
"Elena and Erica have taken us on a journey, an initiation, a soulful exploration of the embodiment of divine movement through yoga. This book is a beautiful expression of their attention to luminous detail and sacred practice, and now it is a gift for all of us. Thank you goddesses!"
--Latham Thomas, founder of Mama Glow
"Full of inspiration, creativity, and awareness, Art of Attention will sensitize and energize your cells from the inside out, and jolt you into finding new expressions and discoveries in your practice and your life."
--Tara Stiles, bestselling author of Yoga Cures and Slim Calm Sexy Yoga
"Can a book be a sanctuary? With Art of Attention, Erica and Elena have manifested an interactive portal to somatic consciousness, inner beauty, and self-reckoning. It stirs the heart, mind, and body to actively introvert and attend to the deepest layers of being."
--Jill Miller, anatomy and movement specialist, creator of Yoga Tune Up (R)