One of my favorite parts of her book is when she discusses how to nourish our koshas; the first step is to embody how you want to feel. Wait, what? How I want to feel? Not what I want to look like? I felt like this was a revelation! For me, I want to feel strong. That was the first thing that came to mind. Sure, most days I want to be smarter, skinnier, prettier, blah blah...but the first thing that came to mind when I read this was "I want to embody strength." Suddenly my thoughts changed; I want to allow my body to be as strong as it can be, to support my joints and prevent the deterioration that can come with age and arthritis. I started thinking, my body is beautiful and amazing for how strong it is; how grateful I am to be able to do the things I can. It was like suddenly I let go of my unrealistic expectations and focused on something attainable and healthier, in both a mental and physical way.
I could go on and on, but don't want to spoil your experience with the book. There are excellent parts that discuss mindfulness and meditation, both vital to living a modern yogi way of life. She draws research and knowledge from a man whom I call a local celebrity (and also happen to be mildly obsessed with), Jon Kabat-Zinn, as well as other incredible leaders of mindfulness, psychology, spirituality, philosophy, etc. She acknowledges the wise individuals who have paved our modern yogi path, all while speaking as a true original voice.
I am so grateful for this book, and I am grateful to be able to practice yoga with it's lovely author. Bravo, Rebecca! This book is truly an incredible accomplishment.
Now all you readers go out and buy it!