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apology

Apology

$29.00 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781635574388
In stock now: 3

From Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues comes a life-changing examination of abuse and atonement. Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion, and an expansive vision for the future.

Through The Apology Eve has set out to provide a new way for herself and a possible road for others, so that survivors of abuse may finally envision how to be free. She grapples with questions she has sought answers to since she first realized the impact of her father’s abuse on her life: How do we offer a doorway rather than a locked cell? How do we move from humiliation to revelation, from curtailing behavior to changing it, from condemning perpetrators to calling them to reckoning? What will it take for abusers to genuinely apologize?

Remarkable and original, The Apology is an acutely transformational look at how, from the wounds of sexual abuse, we can begin to re-emerge and heal.

The Apology is a brave step toward radical healing for all those who accept the invitation to confront the trauma of sexual abuse and find the apology they might never hear. Ensler's book can also be seen as an invitation to men and a roadmap for the apologies that need to be made.” —Tony Porter, A Call to Men

stalking wild psoas

Stalking Wild Psoas

Embodying Your Core Intelligence
By: Liz Koch
$25.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781623173159
In stock now: 0

Named after the author's popular exploratory workshop of the same name, Stalking Wild Psoas contains nine short essays to inspire somatic therapists, bodyworkers, and yoga and movement teachers to conceive of the body not as an object to be fixed, but as a self-organizing, self-healing, and bio-intelligent system.

Growing out from the embryonic midline, the psoas (pronounced so-as) is the deepest tissue of the physical core influencing multiple layers, systems, and subtle dynamic expressions. Coalescing the central nervous system, kidney adrenals system, and enteric (gut) brain, the psoas literally embodies our deepest urge for survival. Located behind the abdominal muscles, deep within the belly core, the psoas is an essential aspect of the sympathetic neuro-core; as an involuntary tissue, the psoas is perceived as both instinctive and emotionally responsive, a messenger of core integrity. When thriving, healthy psoas is a fluid tissue, as demonstrated by the full-body wave of orgasm. Strain on the psoas can disturb digestion, reproductive functioning, and create a host of other ailments.

Liz Koch helps us to tune into the core psoas through awareness rather than invasive or manipulative techniques. Weaving new findings in biology, living systems thinking, somatic movement, and storytelling, Liz Koch emboldens us to actively explore our psoas as a vital core messenger of integrity and creative expression.

“Liz Koch is a deep-diving ‘somanaut’ with many years of worldwide teaching experience.” —Thomas Myers, author of Anatomy Trains

teaching yoga beyond the poses

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses

A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class
$23.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781623173227
In stock now: 2

Experienced yoga instructors Sage Rountree and Alexandra DeSiato give yoga teachers tools to find a genuine voice and tap into innate wisdom; they offer ready-made, detailed themes to use in classes or home practice; and provide guidance and useful, flexible templates for building a toolkit of authentic themes for future use.

The workbook begins with a section on voice, authenticity, emulation, phrasing, practice, repetition, and finding inspiration. While offering guidance for new or experienced teachers so that they feel confident speaking from a place of authority and offering their students memorable themes, the authors explore what it means to be authentic and how teachers can approach authenticity without feeling overly exposed or turning their yoga classes into a therapy session.

The second section of the book contains 54 complete themes in template form, so instructors can easily use them in a class. These themes are broken down in chapters such as: yoga philosophy, seasonal themes, meditations, quotes, and spiritual ideas and stories from other traditions that translate well to yoga. Each theme is explored in a way that allows teachers to add their own voice, take, and spin. The final section of the book includes gentle advice and prompts with 54 blank templates, so instructors can create their own themes. With a unique angle and a practical feel, this workbook will appeal to yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and at-home practitioners who are moving to the next level.

Also by these authors: Lifelong Yoga.

tibetan yoga

Tibetan Yoga

Principles and Practices
$49.99 CAD
Hardcover Book
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781620559123
In stock now: 0

Tibetan yoga is the hidden treasure at the heart of the Tibetan Tantric Buddhist tradition: a practice that seeks an expanded experience of the human body and its energetic and cognitive potential. In this pioneering and highly illustrated overview, Ian Baker introduces the core principles and practices of Tibetan yoga alongside historical illustrations of the movements and beautiful, full-color works of Himalayan art, never before published.

Drawing on Tibetan cultural history and scientific research, the author explores Tibetan yogic practices from historical, anthropological, and biological perspectives, providing a rich background to enable the reader to understand this ancient tradition with both the head and the heart. He provides complete, illustrated instructions for meditations, visualizations, and sequences of practices for the breath and body, as well as esoteric practices including sexual yoga, lucid dream yoga, and yoga enhanced by psychoactive plants. He explains how, while Tibetan yoga absorbed aspects of Indian hatha yoga and Taoist energy cultivation, this ancient practice largely begins where physically-oriented yoga and chi-gong end, by directing prana, or vital energy, toward the awakening of latent human abilities and cognitive states. He shows how Tibetan yoga techniques facilitate transcendence of the self and suffering and ultimately lead to Buddhist enlightenment through transformative processes of body, breath, and consciousness.

Richly illustrated with contemporary ethnographic photography of Tibetan yoga practitioners and rare works of Himalayan art, including Tibetan thangka paintings, murals from the Dalai Lamas once-secret meditation chamber in Lhasa, and images of yogic practice from historical practice manuals and medical treatises, this groundbreaking book reveals Tibetan yoga’s ultimate expression of the interconnectedness of all existence.

great within

Great Within

The Transformative Power and Psychology of the Spiritual Path
$33.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781611806816
In stock now: 1

Do we really understand what contemplative practices, such as mindfulness, actually do? What changes when we practice mindfulness or use images as the focus of our contemplative practice? How is our psychology—thoughts, beliefs, imagination, and emotions—both used and transformed along the spiritual path? Are there shared understandings of this transformative process across the spiritual traditions?

To answer these questions, Han de Wit takes us into the mind of the spiritual practitioner to show how contemplative practices work to transform our "ordinary" psychology dominated by confusion and self-interest to one open to wisdom and compassion. With Buddhism as the framing tradition, the result is a highly experience-based explanation of the development processes of spiritual transformation. Informed by a practitioner who experiences it and a psychologist steeped in Western psychology, a compelling case is made for a new "contemplative psychology" rooted in a deep appreciation for our "humanness"—our potential for flourishing—to which all contemplative practices are orientated. The Great Within is a helpful companion on the spiritual path, as well as a sourcebook to both psychologists and teachers of contemplative practices.

In a clear and comprehensive way, it explores the psychological insights that can be discovered in the spiritual traditions and that aim at cultivating the essence of our humanness.”—John Welwood, author of Love and Awakening

lao tzu

Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
$22.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781611807240
In stock now: 7

One of the first ever translations of the Tao Te Ching by a woman—and by Ursula Le Guin, best known for her thought-provoking science fiction novels. She has studied the Tao since her youth over forty years ago—consulting literal translations, working with Chinese scholars, and polishing and whittling this version into its present form. It lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work.

It is the most lovable of all the great religious texts, funny, keen, kind, modest, indestructibly outrageous, and inexhaustibly refreshing. Of all the deep springs, this is the purest water. To me, it is also the deepest spring.

Steering clear of traditional patriarchal interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she reveals the Tao Te Ching’s immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humour, in a way that shows why it has been so loved over the centuries. Included are Le Guin’s own personal commentary and notes on the text.

Brim-fill the bowl, it’ll spill over.

Keep sharpening the blade, you’ll soon blunt it.

Nobody can protect a house full of gold and jade.

 Wealth, status, pride, are their own ruin.

To do good, work well, and lie low is the way of the blessing.

 This rendering of the text is a brilliant testament to LeGuin’s deep-seated understanding of Taoist principles and their value for our troubled world today.

conceiving with love

Conceiving with Love

A Whole-Body Approach to Creating Intimacy, Reigniting Passion, and Increasing Fertility
$25.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781611805826
In stock now: 3

Supportive, practical advice for couples who are trying to conceive to help them regain--or retain--the intimacy in their sexual and emotional relationship at a time when that solid connection is most necessary.

The stress of trying to conceive can wreak havoc with a couple's intimate relationship; the stress, shame, and blame they often feel can have a harmful effect and reduce their chances of conceiving. In Conceiving with Love, Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist Denise Wiesner gives couples the tools they need to repair their sexual relationship, rebuild their self-confidence, and reclaim the intimacy that sparked their desire to have a child in the first place. Wiesner's integrative East-meets-West approach, developed over twenty years of practice, has helped thousands of couples reconnect—and conceive. Wiesner includes advice from leading experts in Western reproductive medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine; sensual practices from yoga, qigong, and Tantra; and answers questions couples have about sex, intimacy, and fertility-—naturally occurring or medically assisted.

Conceiving with Love is a much-needed antidote to the desperation so many women feel when facing a diagnosis of infertility. This is the book I’d recommend to everyone who wants to increase her fertility.” —Christiane Northrup author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

our human potential

Our Human Potential

The Unassailable Path of Love, Compassion, and Meditation: The Harvard Talks
$25.95 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781611806786
In stock now: 4

This collection of lectures given at Harvard by the Dalai Lama on a spectrum of topics, such as individual and world peace, answers questions that those interested in Buddhism have long hoped to see addressed.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a series of lectures at Harvard University expertly fulfilling his intention of providing an in-depth introduction to Buddhist theory and practice. He structured the presentation according to the teachings of the Four Noble Truths and expanded their meaning to cover most of the topics of Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama's combination of superb intellect, power of exposition, and practical implementation are evident in these lectures. He covers a broad spectrum of topics including: the psychology of cyclic existence; consciousness and karma; cessation and buddha nature; Paths and the utilization of bliss techniques for meditation, altruism, valuing enemies, wisdom, and much more.

The Dalai Lama is considered the foremost Buddhist leader of our time. The exiled spiritual head of the Tibetan people, he is a Nobel Peace Laureate, and a remarkable teacher and scholar who has authored over one hundred books.

from suffering to peace

From Suffering to Peace

The True Promise of Mindfulness
$25.00 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781608686032
In stock now: 2

Like yoga and meditation before it, mindfulness seems to be having its moment. It’s a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and therapy. Mark Coleman, who has studied mindfulness meditation with teachers in Asia, Europe, and the United States for decades, draws on his knowledge to clarify what mindfulness truly means.

Weaving together current neuroscience and practices based on teachings cultivated and put to practical use for millennia, his approach is actually a study of how to engage with and transform pain in the body, from illnesses and injuries to death; in the heart, as we love and recognize our need for others; and in the mind, as we use our brains to compare, judge, and question and as we fail to understand our interconnectedness with the world. While deep, profound, and multilayered, the mindfulness Coleman teaches has proved effective in a wide variety of settings. Ending Suffering, Finding Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the true promise of mindfulness.

My hope with this book is to provide a comprehensive, clear understanding of the depth and scope of these ancient teachings, as well as to shed light on their contemporary applications. That requires leaving no stone unturned as we explore our mind, body, heart, and world and discover what causes our pain and stress and what truly supports a life of well-being and peace.

A teacher at Spirit Rock, Mark Coleman has guided students as corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

personal power through awareness, revised edition

Personal Power through Awareness, revised edition

A Guidebook for Sensitive People
$22.50 CAD
Paperback Book
Publisher: New World Library
Publication Date: May, 2019
ISBN: 9781608686070
In stock now: 0

Channel Sanaya Roman presents Personal Power through Awareness, given to her by Orin, a timeless being of love and light. In the tradition of Jane Roberts, Esther Hicks, and Edgar Cayce, this wise and gentle spirit teacher offers an accelerated, step-by-step course in sensing energy. Using these easy-to-follow processes, thousands have learned to create profound changes in their lives and relationships.

This classic, first published in 1986, is now revised with two new chapters as well as a powerful process readers can use to clear energy that may be negatively affecting them, plus true stories of people who have successfully used these techniques in real-life situations.

  • Some of the lessons in this book:
  • Be aware of the unseen energy you are in and around.
  • Receive energy and light from your higher self, soul, and divine Self.
  • Connect with your guides and inner teachers.
  • Change your inner dialog and raise your vibration.
  • Your sensitivity is a gift! You can use the information in this book to:
  • Become aware of the effect other people are having on you.
  • Stop being affected by other people’s moods or negativity.
  • Learn when to pay attention to your own needs and when to be selfless.
  • Stay centered and balanced, and increase the positive energy around you.