9781936740864

Going Om Real-Life Stories on and Off the Yoga Mat

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  • ISBN13:

    9781936740864

  • ISBN10:

    1936740869

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/9/2014
  • Publisher: Viva Editions
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Summary

With candid, witty, and compelling experiences of yoga from renowned memoirists, including Cheryl Strayed (author of the number-one New York Times bestseller Wild), Claire Dederer (author of national bestseller Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses), Dinty W. Moore (author of The Accidental Buddhist), Neal Pollack (author of Stretch: The Making of a Yoga Dude) and many others, Going Om shares a range of observations about this popular practice. Unlike books on yoga that provide instruction on technique, Going Om is a unique collection of personal narratives from celebrated authors. This anthology of original material values the quality of writing over the authors’ flexibility. Ira Sukrungruang shares his heartbreaking struggle as a 375 pound yoga student discovering self-worth on his mat; Gloria Munoz explores the practice of stillness with lyrical elegance in the midst of her busy mind; Neal Pollack’s signature sarcasm leads to surprising turns at yoga class with his dad; Elizabeth Kadetsky uses yogic wisdom while coping with her mother’s devastating Alzheimer’s.

Author Biography

Melissa Carroll was on a search for happiness; the problem was she was looking for it in external things and in other people. She finally found pure joy by going within, on her yoga mat. A certified Reiki III practitioner and yoga teacher who travels internationally to yoga retreats and conferences, she lives in Tampa Bay, FL.

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