|Yoga Through the Year
A Seasonal Approach to Your Practice
Create balance in your yoga practice and your life by connecting with nature and the cycle of the seasons.Yoga Through the Year provides seasonal inspiration and guidance all year round and helps you familiarize yourself with the prevalent energy of each season.
Learn how to best work with the challenges and opportunities present throughout the wheel of the year. Explore mindfulness exercises, visualizations, meditations, and yoga poses and sequences that are specially designed for each season. This remarkable book's approach can be personalized to fit your needs during every season of the year. With it, you'll be able to develop your own rhythm in response to each seasonal change.
"The essence of this book is integration, mind and body, male and female, life and death by using the analogy of the seasons. The techniques of yoga form the primary thread, but mindfulness and compassion and poetry are also woven throughout the narrative. In this age of increasing fragmentation, I can recommend this book as unifying force."—Janet Treasure, PhD, FRCP FRCpsych
"As both a yoga teacher and yoga student, I found Yoga through the Year a genuine delight to read...By aligning ourselves to the prevalent energy of the current season, we can bring our lives into balance, achieving just the right amount of activity, rest, and contemplation. Jilly is a wise and reassuring presence throughout the book...[Her] inspiring words and thoughtful suggestions can only lead us towards a more compassionate, harmonious and healthier life. I recommend this book whole-heartedly—I loved it."—Judy Brenan, British Wheel of Yoga teacher
"Yoga Through the Year brilliantly reclaims yoga as a nature-based and female-centered practice that is perfect for every body! Author Jilly Shipway incorporates the wisdom of trees to guide seasonal specific poses, offers personal questions to meditate on, and provides activities designed to internally integrate us into what Nature powerfully teaches us throughout the year. Based on the legend of Gonika, mother of Patanjali, that the origin of yoga was born from the womb of the earth, Shipway powerfully demonstrates that 'When we connect with the earth though our seasonal practice we are united with yoga itself.'"—Ruth Barrett, author of Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries