A beautiful, step-by-step guide for bringing movement-based meditation into your yoga practice and your life. (website: brief marketing statement - 385/500 cwsm) Distilled from Elena Brower and Erica Jago's acclaimed workshops and training programs, Art of Attention has become an essential resource among instructors and students seeking to bring movement-based mindfulness into their practice. This beautiful illustrated book guides you through pose-by-pose practices, journaling, and luminary wisdom into the deeper experiences of yoga practice. (website: description area copy - character length limit) 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. (website: Highlights sidebar) Chapters: 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) (amazon/eloquence copy) 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 t only strengthen your yoga practice, it will lead you to a deeper kwing 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 lumius detail and sacred practice, and w 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 Sl
Elena BrowerElena has been teaching yoga since 1998. After graduating from Cornell University with a design degree, she was a textile and apparel designer for six years. Having studied with several master yoga teachers for over a decade, Elena offers the practice of yoga globally as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for body, mind, and heart.Erica JagoERICA JAGO is a yoga teacher, designer, and artist who combines her many gifts to bring beauty, depth, and meaning to yoga books, media, and her classes. For more, visit jagoyoga.com.