Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth (Paperback)

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Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth (Paperback)


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A wonderfully fresh and revelatory invitation to create a personal yoga practice that seamlessly melds individual health and well-being with spiritual insight, earth stewardship, and cultural transformation

Before there was spandex and yoga studios and Zoom classes, there was yoga. And before yoga, there was, of course, the earth. Yoga practices evolved, over centuries, as a means to health, emotional well-being, and spiritual enlightenment. Rebecca Wildbear embodies this trajectory. She came to a yoga practice after a life-threatening encounter with cancer in her twenties. It was not an immediate fit, but over years of practice and healing around the world, she devised the unique and user-friendly practice she presents in Wild Yoga. While sharing her own experience, and that of hundreds of clients, Wildbear shows readers of any or no yoga experience how to:

- meet their bodies and emotions where they are, including grief, trauma, and vulnerability

- tune in to the natural world around them -- whether backyard, seashore, or mountain -- or an imagined dream place

- Commune with the earth's body through their own body and thus to all the peoples and places around them

This is a vibrant and passionate take on melding the solace we find through yoga with the active awareness we know our planet demands and deserves right now.

From the book:

"Nature lives in asana. Tree branches, trunks, and roots inhabit unique shapes in a dance with wind, sun, and soil. Monkeys climb, birds flutter, and dolphins ride waves. . . . When our body directs our movements, they become prayer. We may feel ourselves touching spirit. Our body is a doorway to the sacred."
Rebecca Wildbear, MS, E-RYT 500, the creator of Wild Yoga(TM), has been guiding Wild Yoga programs since 2007. She has been on the faculty at Nosara Yoga Institute and also guides vision quests and other nature and soul programs through Animas Valley Institute. Rebecca helps people tune in to the mysteries that live within the earth community, dreams, and their own wild nature so they may live a life of creative service. Her writing has been published by Earth Island Journal, Kosmos Journal, CounterPunch, and Deep Green Resistance News Service. She lives in Durango, Colorado.
Product Details ISBN: 9781608687978
ISBN-10: 160868797X
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: February 14th, 2023
Pages: 292
Language: English