When one pauses to transcend competition with the self, and others, we embrace the true essence and wisdom of yoga – the development of presence and self-acceptance throughout all aspects of life.
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013
Leeann Carey’s new book The Yapana Way: Restorative Yoga Therapy & the Art of Being presents a unique and insightful approach to balance the frenzied pace and misplaced priorities of the 21st century lifestyle.
“Those who consider yoga simply an exercise limit the transformative powers of a complete practice,” said Carey, the founder of Yapana practice. “When one pauses to transcend competition with the self, and others, we embrace the true essence and wisdom of yoga – the development of presence and self-acceptance throughout all aspects of life.”
As part of a complete hatha yoga practice consisting of a series of vinyasa and DOING (dynamic) poses, Yapana Restorative Yoga Therapy introduces prop-supported BEING (passive) and STILL (relaxation) poses that extend and deepen the nature of each experience. Strategic support and extension creates the opportunity to inquire, calm and accept the practice in a knowledgeable and loving way. Leeann Carey’s Yapana practice dispels the myth that yoga props infer weakness or a lack of skill. Supported poses help to meet the body/mind where the student is at any given moment. Rather than impose arbitrary rules of destination and time, Yapana practice helps the student discover the path to living a more mindful and wholehearted life.
This comprehensive illustrated guide to Yapana practice is designed for those who desire to cultivate their “inner” teacher, inspire a home practice, or bring their yoga into a new level of understanding and self awareness.
Leeann Carey’s eclectic blend of yoga appeals to a wide range of students and was forged over many years of study with gifted teachers including Richard C. Miller, Kofi Busia, Donna Farhi, Erich Schiffmann, and Judith Lasater. An ERYT-500 certified instructor, Leeann has mastered the traditional techniques and developed new approaches to serve and support any student – young or old, fit or physically challenged – to enrich their lives in body, mind, and spirit. She has applied her knowledge and experience to help professional athletes, including the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers and Olympic Gold Medal Volleyball player Eric Fonoimoana, heal from injuries and improve their workouts and sports performance.
The Yapana Way is available on Amazon.com, LeeannCareyYoga.com, and in select yoga studios and bookstores. Details: Paperback, $24.95, 12 chapters, 205 pages with 210 photographs, ISBN-10: 0989733904, ISBN-13: 978-0989733908.
For more information on Leeann Carey and Yapana practice, teacher training, conferences and events, visit LeeannCareyYoga.com.