Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates audiobook

Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

By Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison
Read by Kevin Kenerly

Blackstone Publishing 9780385721547
12.78 Hours Unabridged
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As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind. The 365 meditations included in this book offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.

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Summary

Summary

As more and more people in the West pursue yoga in its various forms, whether at traditional centers, in the high-powered atmosphere of sports clubs, or on their own, they begin to realize that far from being just another exercise routine, yoga is a discipline of the body and the mind.

The 365 meditations included in this book offer a way to integrate the mindfulness that yoga teaches into everyday life. Whether used in the morning to set the tone for the day, during yoga exercise itself, or at the end of the day, during evening reflection, Meditations from the Mat will support and enhance anyone’s yoga journey.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Utterly different…This is a wonderful book for people who are unhappy in their lives and are looking for a healthy way to find peace and a sense of coming home, day by day.” USA Today
“This is a wonderful book of instructive and encouraging daily meditations centered on the practice of yoga. Gates synthesizes his experiences as a yoga student and teacher, former army ranger, and recovering alcoholic and explores the practice of yoga in a fresh, relevant manner perfect for American readers. Each day’s reflection begins with a thought-provoking quote and then explores one intriguing aspect of yoga philosophy. Gates weaves stories of his own remarkable healing and growth with the yoga sutras of Patanjali and provides illuminating and moving explanations of how yoga teachings apply to real-life situations. With the help of accomplished writer Kenison, Gates succeeds in taking readers beyond the mat and showing them how yoga works as a tool for transformation. Candid and engaging, Gates will inspire both readers currently practicing yoga and those who are thinking about it.” Booklist
“Rolf Gates is an inspiring teacher who has written an inspiring book. A must for yoga teachers and students alike, Meditations from the Mat brings yoga theory into the twenty-first century and into our daily lives.” Baron Baptiste, renowned yoga instructor and founder of the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute
“In this free-spirited journey to the heart of yoga, Rolf guides us, through daily meditations, to finding the appropriate balance between standing firm and surrendering to flow—the key to peace of mind.” Beryl Bender Birch, author of Power Yoga
“More than just cultivating more vibrant health, yoga is an evolutionary journey. This book reflects the deepening and expansive effect of a dedicated yoga practice.” Jonathan Foust (Sudhir), faculty member, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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Reviews

by Odin 9/13/2017
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Yoga for the hesitant.

As structured in chapters that takes the listener through a year of daily thought and instruction, this book on yoga not only gives your body a chance to realize its full potential in terms of personal awareness, but gives sound information in the pursuit of the eight limbed path of yoga purpose and essence. Mr. Gates and Ms. Kenison suggest that to couple this book with a daily yoga workout is to give deeper understanding to the idea that yoga is not just for the body, but the mind exercise is perhaps of even equal importance. There are many terms that are thoroughly explained, and as read by Kevin Kenerly, one listens with the sense that a yoga instructor is at your side, not a narrator of audio books. Well delivered, and definitely worth not only listening to once, but returned to for repeated reinforcement. – Odin Roark

Author

Author Bio: Rolf Gates

Author Bio: Rolf Gates

Rolf Gates is one of the leading voices of modern yoga. A master “teacher of teachers,” he conducts Vinyasa Intensives and 200/500 Teacher Trainings throughout the United States and abroad. A former social worker and US Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for more than twenty years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.

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Author Bio: Katrina Kenison

Author Bio: Katrina Kenison

Katrina Kenison has been the annual editor of The Best American Short Stories since 1990. Along with John Updike, she edited The Best American Short Stories of the Century, a New York Times bestseller. Also the coeditor of Mothers: Twenty Stories of Contemporary Motherhood, she has written essays that have appeared in such publications as Redbook and Ladies’ Home Journal. She lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 12.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English