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Om Yoga: A Guide to Daily Practiceby Cyndi Lee
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In the candid, contemplative memoir May I Be Happy, revered yoga teacher Cyndi Lee gives readers an unforgettable gift: the ability to focus on our experiences as we have them, on the way to a lighter life.
For all her wisdom as a teacher, Cyndi Lee—founder of New York’s world renowned OM yoga Center—understood intuitively that she still had a lot to learn. In spite of her success in physically demanding professions—dancer, choreographer, and yoga teacher—Lee was caught in a lifelong cycle of repetitive self-judgment about her body. Instead of the radical contentment expected in international yoga teachers, she realized that hating her body was a form of suffering, which was infecting her closest relationships—including her relationship to herself.
Inspired by the honesty and vulnerability of her students, Lee embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led her outward—from the sacred sites of the parched Indian countryside to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan—and inward, to seek the counsel of wise women, friends and strangers both. Applying the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to herself, Lee learned that compassion is the only antidote to hatred, thereby healing her heart and changing her mind.
With prose as agile as the yoga sequences she creates, May I Be Happy gives voice to Lee’s belief that every life arises, abides, and ultimately dissolves. By becoming her own best student, Lee internalizes the strength, stability, and clarity she imparts in her Buddhist-inspired yoga classes.
A celebrated yoga instructor brings the rigors and rewards of yoga class to the home with a unique teaching method. Instead of directions and minimal pictures, exercises are communicated through easy-to-follow illustrations and streamlined instructions. Concealed Wire-O binding.
More than two hundred two-color illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions present a series of daily yoga routines, including sun salutations, balancing poses, inversions, and seated poses, along with sections on meditation, breathing exercises, tips, and more.
Never been busier? Take heart. In OM Yoga Today, renowned yoga teacher Cyndi Lee offers a simple and realistic approach to integrating a daily yoga session into even the most hectic day with a yoga sequence for any schedule and tailored to meet specific needs and fitness goals. Through her signature easy-to-follow illustrations, Cyndi provides straightforward instruction for yoga sessions that last five, fifteen, thirty, sixty, or ninety minuteseach sequence building on the one before. Designed to be used during practice, this user-friendly book for the free-time challenged has easily referenced tabs for locating particular sequences quickly, and a concealed Wire-O format that lays flat on the floor alongside the practitioner. With sage words on meditation, breathing, and dedicating your practice, OM Yoga Today creates the possibility for a meaningful yoga practice in the privacy of the homeno matter how busy the day.
Celebrated yoga teacher Cyndi Lee brings the rigors and rewards of yoga class to the home in an easy, accessible format. In this journal, she offers unique yoga poses and series for each season of the year, communicated through charming illustrations. Guided prompts throughout invite reflection and writing. The perfect tool for all levels of experience, OM at Home creates the possibility for a meaningful yoga practice in the privacy of the home.
About the Author
Cyndi Lee founded the internationally renowned OM yoga Center in New York City in 1998. She is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga Body, Buddha Mind, and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal. Lee and OM yoga have been featured on national television and in print. She lives in New York City.
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