Yoga : A Manual For Life by Naomi Annand

Naomi Annand

Yoga: A Manual for Life contextualizes the ancient practice of yoga in the modern world with elegant images and authentic text.

A stand alone practice companion and beautiful coffee table book, Yoga: A Manual for Life is for anyone interested in yoga, mindful movement and meditation, and exploring how these practices fit within the modern world.

As well as an extensive guide to poses, this book features a number of picture-led sequences with specific targets in mind: to combat stress and fatigue, to ground, to uplift, to inspire creativity and to sleep better. These sequences are underpinned with essays on yoga's relationship with different aspects of life, such as yoga and discipline, yoga and self-care, and yoga and difficulty. Peppered throughout the book are mindful "life hacks"--simple ways to take yoga's message of radical self-care off the mat and into daily life.

In recent times there has been a great rush in the yoga world to embrace the digital with online classes, apps and web-guides to the practice. Increasingly, though, people are starting to realize the practice isn't particularly compatible with the screen, and that digital guides stop them from being mindful and present in the moment. Yoga: A Manual for Life is an opportunity for people to turn off their laptops, put away their phones and follow simple, clearly laid out sequences that will help them disengage from technology and hone their concentration and focus.

About Naomi

Naomi has been teaching yoga full time since 2002. Over this time she has developed a deeply compassionate style of teaching that emphasises the therapeutic benefits of yoga and also its potential to uplift and inspire. In 2012, she set up Yoga on the Lane with the intention of creating a dynamic community of teachers and students united by their commitment to practicing mindful, breath-led, vinyasa yoga. And then, in 2015, she designed the 200hr Yoga on the Lane Teacher Training Programme, which has set more than fifty brilliant new teachers off on their own paths. In October 2019 her first book, Yoga: A Manual for Life was been published by Bloomsbury, and is currently being translated into six languages.


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