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About the Book

Are you intrigued by yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices but don’t know how to get started? If you can breathe, you can do yoga. And mindfulness is available to all of us. Our undivided attention is the most valuable thing we can offer to ourselves and others. Spiritual practice is a way of remembering what a precious gift it is to be alive and conscious. Everyone deserves and needs it, but because our lives are so hectic and full of distractions, many of us are usually living in a state of mindlessness. Read this short, practical guide and be inspired to begin!

About the Author

Michelle Margaret Fajkus
Michelle Margaret Fajkus

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is an open book with an open heart. She is the author of a memoir, a chakra guide, and a guidebook of healing practices for body, mind, heart, and shadow. She is the founder of Yoga Freedom and a retreat leader at Villa Sumaya. She lives with her family on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chapter 0
  • Chapter 1
    • What Yoga Is
    • Breathing
    • Moving
    • Consuming
    • Being Present
    • Body acceptance
    • Yin Yoga
    • Yoga Nidra
    • Yoga Chakra Flow
  • Chapter 2
    • What Meditation Isn’t
    • Concentrating
  • Chapter 3: Metta
    • Grounded in Gratitude
    • Metta-morphosis
    • Compassion Practice: Tonglen (Taking and Sending)
  • Chapter 4: Dharma
    • Wise View: see the unfolding of Life.
    • Wise Livelihood: make work worthwhile.
  • Chapter 5
    • Welcoming Forgiveness
    • Abandoning Belief
    • Accepting Anger
    • Facing Fear
    • Delving into Desire
    • Contemplating Death
  • Appendix A
    • Glossary
  • Appendix B
    • Glosssary of Popular Yoga Styles
  • Appendix C
    • Asana (Yoga Postures) for Beginners

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