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review 2018-04-21 13:51
Review: Eat Real Food by Julie Montagu
Eat Real Food - Julie Montagu

Published by: Hay House UK (8th March 2016)

 

ISBN: 978-1781805633

 

Source: Netgalley 

 

Rating: 4*

 

Description:

Eating healthy doesn't have to be complicated or confusing. But somewhere along the way, even the most health-conscious of us can become overwhelmed by the endless information and advice available to us, and feel tempted to give up. Eat Real Food takes things back to basics, and guides you to make simple but positive dietary choices that will increase your intake of Julie's 'Flexi Five' - the five healthy food groups that are most important for keeping your brain and body balanced and happy:

· Green leafy vegetables
· Whole grains
· Healthy fats
· Natural sweeteners
· Superfoods

Julie introduces you to the superheroes in each of these different food groups, shares the best ways to prepare them, explains their nutritional benefits, and then provides a variety of imaginative ways to include these foods in your diet every day, whether you're at home or on the go. As well as delicious recipes, Julie shares how you can improve your health and increase your happiness with meditation, affirmations, simple breathing exercises and gentle yoga poses. You can have boundless energy and glowing health, you just need to give your body the food and attention it craves and deserves. It really is that simple!

 

Review:

Julie Montagu's no-nonsense approach to whole food, plant-based eating is quite refreshing in this rather overcrowded market. It seems that everybody is on a cleanse, doing a detox, clean eating or whatever the latest buzz word is, and Julie just explains things in simple English. No gimmicks, no hard-selling. The only reason I haven't given this 5 stars is because if you've read other books of a similar nature or have plant-based cookbooks already, there's not really any new information to be gained here. Having said that, the inclusion of breathing exercises and yoga poses may provide additional interest for some. 

There aren't many recipes here, for those who were expecting a  complete cookbook; this is more a book of wellbeing, with a few recipes added. 

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley and this is my honest review. 

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review 2018-04-21 12:15
Review: Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley
Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body. - Jessamyn Stanley

Published by: Workman Publishing (13th April 2017)

 

ISBN: 978-0761193111

 

Source: Netgalley 

 

Rating: 5*

 

Description: 

From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. lt's a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated.

 

lt's a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full colour. lt's a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it's a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like "I Want to Energise My Spirit," "I Need to Release Fear," "I Want to Love Myself".

 

Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

 

Review:

Wow...I love this book! Jessamyn's attitude is inspirational.  Her body-positive approach to classes is fantastic and the way the book is written just outstanding. To write about her personal journey towards self love and body acceptance must have been such a difficult yet cathartic thing to do. To be at peace with her body now and to be such an inspiration to so many others as a yogi and such an influence via her Instagram account must bring her the happiness you see on her face. 

 

The yoga poses in the book are in full colour, and it is clearly demonstrated how to get into and out of each pose too. There is an emphasis on breathing, interesting chapters about the history of yoga, and lots of detailed information. This is probably the only yoga book you'll ever need! I read an ebook but have since got a printed copy for reference. 

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley and this is my unbiased review. 

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url 2018-02-21 16:21
Just Released! Spiritual Symbols with Their Meanings (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #8)
Spiritual Symbols - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Just Released! Spiritual Symbols with Their Meanings (Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #8)

 

Spiritual Symbols with their Meaning

Alchemy of Love Mindfulness Training Book #8

by Nataša Pantović Nuit

Spiritual Symbols and their Meaning by Nataša Pantović Nuit Book Cover front

Spiritual Symbols Short Description

Symbols and signs are the languages of the soul.

Symbols and signs are the languages of the . Symbols and signs are the language of dreams. Occultists believe that signs and symbols are given a supernatural power at their creation. Words, signs and symbols, images, colors, light, are all used for eons to convey a spiritual meaning.

The Mystics, the Magi initiates, the guardians of the oracle mysteries acquired deep knowledge of the laws of the spiritual world and their interaction with the sense world. Some of them worked hard all through their lives to decipher the spiritual forces behind the forces of nature and to learn how to control the elements.

Dedicated to all  and  Explorers who see the beauty in every-day Nature & Universal sacred language of symbols and signs. We will not talk about spiritual symbols worshiped by major religions but about trees, numbers, spirals that we meet daily.
Through symbols to mindfulness meditations.

Source: www.artof4elements.com/entry/209/spiritual-symbols-nonfiction-book
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text 2017-10-26 16:11
BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Breathless (Yoga in the City #1) by Leigh LaValle
Breathless (Yoga in the City #1) - Leigh LaValle
A sassy new romance from a USA Today Bestselling Author…

After moving cross-country yet again, Hannah Roberts wants to put down roots in Colorado. She’s sunk her life savings into a share of Bloom Yoga Studio, but the studio is losing money, and fast. The building is undergoing a messy, noisy renovation–and the hot carpenter in charge is distracting her yoga students in more ways than one. If Hannah can’t talk the hard-bodied builder out of his power tools, she might as well kiss her dreams goodbye.
 
When Jake Marshall returned from Afghanistan, he brought back an injured knee and a lot of bad memories. He just wants to finish this renovation, rehab his knee, and head for Alaska to leave it all behind. A sexy yoga teacher doesn’t fit into his plans. But when Hannah offers him private sessions in exchange for quiet hours—he’s all in.  He doesn’t expect that while she’s healing his knee, Hannah will poke at all his hidden wounds…and come dangerously close to breaking open his heart.

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/10/blog-tour-review-giveaway-breathless.html
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review 2017-10-16 03:41
Excellent Yoga Guide for Everyday
Yoga for Healthy Aging: A Guide to Lifelong Well-Being - Adrienne Baxter Bell,Nina Zolotow

I love this book ! I own many yoga books, programs, cds, but rarely pick them up. This book has been hard to put down. I love the way it is formatted to sections on the body you want/need to work on, with easy to follow directions and visual guide. I can go right where I want , get the exercises I need and not spend time flipping through pages. They ways it is set up makes it easy to do short mini yoga sessions which is perfect for my insanely busy schedule .

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