by Kara-Leah Grant
Yes, it’s time folk. The PledgeMe Best of Yoga Lunchbox Book campaign launched this morning. Actually. It’s launching in three days – I’m writing this on Wednesday afternoon. I’ve just spent the afternoon filming the video for the campaign with MYOGA creatix and Ear2Earth columnist Melissa Billington.
It was… exciting and nerve-wracking all wrapped up into one. I can’t imagine how I’m feeling now, as in, Saturday morning, because the campaign’s just gone live… Time to pledge!
As Melissa said before we started filming, this is an ambitious project. Her comment stopped me in my tracks for a moment. Ambitious? Like unrealistic and hard to achieve? Really? That’s not how it feels to me.
Publishing a book feels like the natural progression of a journey I’ve been on for years, and that this website, and this community has been on for four years.
Together, we written 500 articles. We’ve looked at more than 500,000 pages. We’ve written 2000 comments and we’ve shared stories of struggles, difficulties, joys, and transformations, all wrapped around yoga, one way or another.
Many of those articles are unseen, lost in the back pages of the archives. This book will help bring them back into the light, so they can be shared with a wider audience.
Plus there’s a really important story that we’ve been sharing and reading all these years on The Yoga Lunchbox.
It’s a story of the power of presence, the power of aligning yourself to what is, the power of speaking your truth and learning to listen to the guidance that lives within.
Now, more than any other time, we need to remind ourselves of this. We need to remind other people of this. Yoga is a means to connect to Self, and this book is a medium to carry that message. It’s a way to introduce new people to yoga, and it’s power to transform lives. It’s a way to find tips and tricks to help you build a daily yoga practice. And it’s a way to explore all that yoga means, beyond the common understanding of asana.
If you the community decide this project is worthwhile, and step up to make the Pledges so we can reach (and exceed) our mimuum total of $20,000, I will feel honoured to do the best damn job I can in creating an incredible book.
Not just a collection of articles, but an inspirational story that weaves together all of the threads of transformation, in such a way to make yoga, and all it can promise, accessible to your average person.
My feeling is that this book – the sum of all the best articles – will be much great than it’s parts. And they’ve been pretty damn great!
Before I get the opportunity to work my editorial magic on the best articles, I need your support.
Here’s what you can do to make The Best of Yoga Lunchbox a reality:
Pledge money. (There are rewards involved!)
Tell us which articles broke your heart, changed your life, or made you laugh out loud. What articles do we absolutely – no way around it – have to put in the book?
Tell your yoga studio and networks
Spread the word with social media.
If you’d like to share our excitement for making this happen grab this link: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/Crowd/Details/360, and compose your own message, or use one of the ones below (something we prepared earlier!). Copy and paste to your heart’s desire.
29 days. $20,000. 500 books. The Best of Yoga Lunchbox is a-coming. Be part of the action. https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/360
@The Yoga Lunchbox is getting real y’all. There’s a book on it’s way and we need your help to make it happen. https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/360
The Best of Yoga Lunchbox. Coming to a bookstore near you. With your help. https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/360
I love this website! And now it’s coming out in book form. Help The Yoga Lunchbox make the leap from digital to manifest. https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/360
Yoga rocks my world, and I want this yoga book to rock your world too, help make it a reality here: https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/360
I love this website! And now it’s coming out in book form. bit.ly/OZGaNW
Yoga rocks my world I want this yoga book to rock your world too, help make it a reality here. bit.ly/OZGaNW
Like yoga? Like books? The Best of Yoga Lunchbox is coming your way (soon) bit.ly/OZGaNW
The Best of Yoga Lunchbox. Coming to a bookstore near you. With your help.bit.ly/OZGaNW
29 days. $20,000. 500 books. Help bring yoga to the people. bit.ly/OZGaNW
And finally, pray for us, good-intention us, bless us, cheer us on, send us chocolate and do the happy dance every time we hit another $1000.
Maybe we’ve already got there…