Next up in our YD Holiday Giveaway series…
This one here is an annual tradition! We’re thrilled to be giving away this wonderful book, A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life by Judith Hanson Lasater.
About A Year of Living Your Yoga:
Featuring one thought for each day of the year, along with a suggested practice, these brief, powerful insights reflect the author’s knowledge of classic yoga philosophy and years of experience. Humorous, inspiring, and surprisingly down-to-earth, they guide seekers both on and off the yoga mat. These aphorisms address love, asana, fear, trust, expectations, pranayama, suffering, laughter, presence, the Yoga Sutra, and much more. They emphasize the experience of being present to one’s self and to life’s ups and downs — day by day, breath by breath, moment by moment.
WIN: As is tradition, we’re teaming up with Rodmell Press to give away THREE copies of A Year of Living Your Yoga: Daily Practices to Shape Your Life by Judith Hanson Lasater.
TO ENTER: As you know, ’tis the season for intentions and reflections. It’s a busy time, but we think we can all pull off a moment of contemplation. We invite you to simply share either a lesson learned from 2015 or an intention set for 2016. Don’t worry, it’ll only take you a second and you’ll have a chance to win a book that will last you the whole year! Post your entry in the comments. Then read it out loud and burn it! Kidding…these gadgets don’t grow on trees.
Giveaway closes 11:59pm Tuesday, December 22nd. Three winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
Be sure to check out Rodmell Press on facebook for more great yoga books and giveaways.
Here’s wishing you all a happy, healthy, yogadorky new year!
Update: Congrats to Ann, Krystal, and J! Thanks to all for entering and sharing your reflections and intentions. Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!
Balance. One simple word is my intention!
My resolution is to take change more positively! 🙂
Find the humor because laughter makes the tough times easier.
No mud, no lotus!
thoughts become things, so think good ones! This is my mantra for the year.
Restore – I want to take a Judith restorative training sometime in my life but hopefully 2015. I want to learn and add more restorative poses to my classes and my life.
Appreciate the moment
restorative is all I need♥️
Practicing with an injury is a daily lesson in living my yoga
Remembering to make time for me- I am no use to others if I am burned out
To find what is truly important in my life and make that the priority
Keep your drishti firmly focused in everything you do!
To spend more time on my mat.
My intention for 2016 is to slow down and to find contentment in the space between things.
To power up my creativity.
My intention for 2016 is courage. I had a rough 2015 & with some health & personal issues I now have more of a chance to move forward.
Release – I will learn to let go.
Ive learned that the body and mind I bring to the mat Today is Enough. Tomorrow what I bring will also be Enough .
My intention for 2016 is practice the skill of listening and observing, in order to respond with greater kindness and compassion <3
My intention is to get organized so that I may have time not only for the things I already love to do, but also for the things that I dream of doing.
My intention for 2016 is to be gentler with myself.
2016 intention: more self-compassion.
To start a meditation practice
My intention for 2015 was yoga every day. It really changed my life and helped me so much. At the start of the year I was doubtful I could do it but I did. I will certainly keep this intention and now I know I can stick to my resolutions 😀
I learned that attitude is as important as everything else combined (as I’ve worked to manage – increasingly successfully – chronic pain during 2015).
My intention for 2016 is to simplify my life which includes getting rid of stuff I’ve accumulated over the years.
2015: Finally felt like I hit my stride professionally and realized my professional purpose; 2016: Let go of anything still holding me back personally to be better for my family.
My 2016 intention is well being – starting with taking all processed foods out of my diet!
Lesson learned from 2014 and followed through in 2015 – drop off your plate what you don’t need! I’m continuing with that intention in 2016 because it’s lightened my load!
As a yoga teacher of some 20 years this year I learned (really learned) to simplify and let the yoga, and the many sensations that arise, speak for themselves.
Always come back to the breath – it’s your life-sauce.
Forgiveness is my intention. For myself and others.
This year an illness changed my drastically practice. I was bedridden from 1/1/15- end of March. Restorative yoga in bed with pillows and meditation kept me sane. I learned ACCEPTANCE.
My intention for this next year is to focus on being vibrantly healthy. My intention for 2015 was to improve my career and I started a fabulous new job. Now I need to shift my focus to eating for vitality.
Lesson learned from this year…do not wait until everything is perfect to take action. The time is now.
Move like my life depends upon it, because it does.
To be grateful for all I have…all of it!
I’m always working towards being as present as possible in every moment of my life. I read “The Untethered Soul” this year, and it changed my life. Consistently living fully and deeply in the present moment is the journey of a lifetime (perhaps many lifetimes ha), but going on that journey has been my inspiration this year, and I will definitely be taking it with me into 2016.
After spending a good part of 2015 being sick, I found out that I am stronger and capable of dealing with more than I thought. Feeling so out of control brought yoga back into my life and I started a meditation/mindfulness practice as well. My intention for 2016 is to stay healthy, keep practicing and be grateful for every day.
relax, spread happiness, have compassion, you do not have to fix everyone else’s problems, teach people to stretch and breathe, swim in the ocean, spend time in nature, drink enough water, give lots of hugs, give lots of love, dance, do what makes your heart most happy
Keep trying new things! Explore!
Calm. To keep it during those moments when I want to yell at my children for not listening. Instead finding that inhale and calm before responding.
Breathing, remembering deep deep breaths, teaching and reminding everyone i know simple breath practices….i have been doing it all year and recommending a simple app for a 365 breath….inhale for 5 seconds exhale for 5 seconds, 3 times a day for 5 minutes…balance out your cortisol/DHEA….works wonders….i do it every day and encourage all of you too….it is the best intention you can set!
2015: I learned to “go with the flow”. Giving up control to find easy and grace within change.
2016: I will focus on gratitude in lessons learned and embrace opportunities that come.
Breathe…cut the chatter in my mind.
take a breath.
2015: learned to schedule yoga classes and let nothing get in the way of missing them. 2016: intend to continue and bring my practice home too!
I don’t do resolutions..I choose a word for the year (or it chooses me might be a better way of saying it!) This year it’s TRUST. I’ve been planting seeds for the last few years and it’s time to allow them to blossom, and trust that they will.
In 2015 I learned that I am vulnerable to depression & mental health struggles even if I didn’t want to accept it. But with acceptance, I learned that it’s okay to go through hard times. Because life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
I learned to be more patient with myself and with others. My intention is to continue this patience in the New Year and to also find better ways to relieve my anxiety.
Live in gratitude!
releasing what no longer serves me
In 2015, I learned to trust myself more. In 2016, I hope to provide myself with more opportunities for self-care.
My intention is to be true to my heart.
I love reading everyone’s comments!!
A lesson I learned from 2015 is follow your heart, but to do that I had to listen first. To listen I had to be able to hear, to be able to hear meant I needed to get very still. The importance of true stillness and sweet silence that’s what I learned from 2015 and my intention is to keep finding quiet time and encourage my students to find it as well.