a feeling of authenticity, awareness and inner power to overcome their challenges in life through a daily practice of Àse Yoga
PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
With the publication of her new book “The Art of Feeling Good: The Power of Àse Yoga” (published by iUniverse), Dr. Robbin Alston extends her yoga instruction beyond the studio and targets female African American readers.
As master of a yoga studio and a longtime practitioner, Alston’s experience with yoga is compelling and aids her mission to bring yoga to those who might otherwise bypass it. “The perception becomes I can’t do the poses, so I can’t do yoga,” she says. “The Art of Feeling Good” dispels that myth with emphasis on thought, communication, relating and activating readers’ vital energy centers.
Also of note is Alston’s emphasis on the uniquely African American and specifically female aspects of her book. “Women have endured a history of subjugation and limitation,” she says, “but African-American women endured a history of enslavement, rape, torture, lynching and dehumanization. It continues to affect how we see ourselves.” Alston’s intent is to introduce a “… healing practice that respects and responds to our diverse direct experiences in this world.”
Alston hopes that readers will discover in her book “… a feeling of authenticity, awareness and inner power to overcome their challenges in life through a daily practice of Àse Yoga. I want people to realize that yoga is just not about poses, but indeed a practice in healthy living. I want them to see that my personal life speaks to the power of Àse.”
“The Art of Feeling Good”
By Dr. Robbin Alston
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781475962956
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 156 pages | ISBN 9781475958775
E-Book | 156 pages | ISBN 9781475958799
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Dr. Robbin Alston earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LaSalle University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Temple University. She is an adjunct professor at Lincoln University in Lincoln, Pa. With advanced training in classical yoga, her yoga practice extends well beyond the mat. She is the founder and owner of Àse Yoga Studios and Tea Room in Philadelphia. Alston teaches and lectures about Àse Yoga throughout the United States.
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