The Yoga Toolbox, by Jan Durga Ahlund
My book review for The Yoga Toolbox, and interview with its author Jan Durga Ahlund, just appeared on The Minerva Institute website. Yoga has come and gone in my life over the years but I’ve never delved deeply enough to get the whole mind, body, spirit connection.
Jan’s book is the first I’ve read that makes the practice of yoga accessible to anyone. The Yoga Toolbox has given me a bedrock on which to build my practice and already I have begun to feel the impact. Her chapters on The Art of Meditation and The Power of Mudras have helped me deepen my daily meditation practice. And the chapters on loosening and relaxing the upper and lower body have helped me find relief for problems with lower back pain and sciatica.
I also like the fact that the yoga poses illustrated by Jan in the book are simple and non-intimidating. I’d be willing to suggest this even to someone who had never practiced yoga.
Jan is giving a four-week series through the Minerva Institute called How Yoga Works. I can assure you, if I lived in Orlando, I’d be signed up for those classes.