Yoga as Origami
Themes From Katonah Yoga
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The practices of the body hold the power to transform the habits of the mind. Understanding the body’s fundamental proportions, folds, and fits is the key to establishing a safe and effective yoga practice and achieving optimal health and well-being. Katonah Yoga, a type of Hatha yoga developed by Nevine Michaan, combines Daoist concepts with sacred geometries and the archetypal measurements of the human body. Like origami, postures are both a precise geometric puzzle and a disciplined creative art form.
This comprehensive guide for daily practice contains concrete, specific instructions for a wide array of postures along with metaphorical descriptions and discussions of the esoteric wisdom and patterns that underlie all form. It is suitable for those of all levels and backgrounds, from beginners to experienced practitioners. Extensive illustrations and photographs, including suggestions, the correct use of props, and common errors, accompany the text….
A Timeless Birth
Holistic Practices From Preconception to Postpartum
Reawaken your innate womb wisdom and have the natural birth you want! Trust your intuition and take your passage to motherhood into your own hands with practical, accessible tools and techniques for radiant health.
An Empowered Birth provides a comprehensive holistic approach to creating the conditions for a graceful pregnancy, empowered birth, and regenerative postpartum experience. It covers feminine health, menstruation, preconception, pregnancy, and the postpartum period, and includes:
- natural ways to enhance fertility;
- scientific information about the body’s systems and chemical elements;
- nutritional guidance, with an emphasis on traditional unprocessed diets;
- recipes for plant-based medicines and potions;
- yoga poses for wellness from preconception through pregnancy and beyond;
- mindfulness and meditation guidance to align the body and mind;
- Taoist and Ayurvedic beliefs and healing practices;
- ways to nurture your relationship with your partner during the transition to parenthood.
With personal notes from Kat Villain to her daughter, and informed guidance on a range of holistic health practices, An Empowered Birth is a comprehensive account of the transformative experience of pregnancy, birth, and early motherhood.