by Kara-Leah GrantBuy your own copy of Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice. Available now.
This year, I knew I’d write a book for The Yoga Lunchbox audience.
I thought it would be a Best of YLB book, but I was wrong. Turns out I had a much better book in me than a rehash of old articles.
Instead, I’ve written a book that gives you everything you need to create your own home yoga practice and stick to it.
After all, I’ve successfully maintained a consistent home yoga practice for eight years, in often trying circumstances.
Developing a home yoga practice was an absolute necessity for me to regain my sanity and centre after having two psychotic episodes in 2004. There were no classes in Glenorchy when I came home to my mother’s house that October, and if I wanted to practice, I had to practice by myself.
In the eight years since, I’ve practiced while holding down two jobs, running a website and renovating a house.
I’ve practiced through the birth of my son and the break-up of my relationship with his father.
I’ve practiced through single motherhood, and I’ve practiced through shifts and moves from one island to the next and back again, twice over.
Nothing has broken my dedication to practice.
Not the stories the mind tells to keep us from our mat. Not the painful emotions and issues that come up on the mat. Not the life circumstances that make getting to the mat difficult. I’ve always found a way.
I know how to shape and arrange my life so yoga is an integrated part of everything I do.
As I listen to the people around me, it seems that other people want what I’ve got. They want a regular home yoga practice.
They just don’t know how to make it happen.
I do – so I’ve taken everything I’ve learned in the last eight years about creating and sticking to a home yoga practice and turned it into a book - Forty Days of Yoga – Breaking down the barriers to a home yoga practice.
I have four Blessed Beta Readers providing feedback on the manuscript. One of those readers, Sara Foley, was so inspired by the book that she’s already launched into her Forty Days of Yoga, and is blogging about the experience on her website, Smells Good, Feels Good.
I’m beaming with joy because Forty Days of Yoga has already worked it’s magic. One person who wanted a home yoga practice now has a home yoga practice.
Now I want to get a copy of Forty Days of Yoga into your hands so it can work for you too. Here’s how:(Note: The book is going to initially be released electronically. When there’s sufficient sales and demand, we’ll go to print.)
1. Sign up for the Forty Days of Yoga list (list now closed). The day the book launches, you’ll be the first to know and I’m going to give away three copies of the book to people on the list. Just because.
2. Leave a comment on this article. I’m giving away an advance copy of Forty Days of Yoga to one person who comments before 5pm December 5th NZ time. In your comment, answer one or more of these questions:
- Do you have a home yoga practice?
- Do you want a home yoga practice?
- What stops you from practicing yoga at home?
- How would a home yoga practice change your life?
3. Finally, answer Yes to all of the below and receive an advance copy of Forty Days of Yoga
A) Do you have a yoga tribe of your own with a loyal following (blog, website, facebook, twitter, Google+, )?
B) Do you want to read the book, put it into practice, and talk to your tribe about your experience?
C) Can you start your Forty Days of Yoga practice by January 1st?
D) Yes? Send me an email telling me who you are, why you want to do the practice, and who your tribe is.
Best thing so far about writing this book? My own home yoga practice has got a whole lot juicier, and so has my life. Forty Days of Yoga - buy it now.