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Giveaway: Vegetarian Comfort Foods

This is the second of 3 books I will be giving away that will help you fuel your body for yoga practice. Primary Series contains a lot of poses for digestive system purification. Vegetarian Comfort Foods: The Happy Healthy Gut Guide to Delicious Plant-Based Cooking is all about having a happy healthy digestive system. The author, Jennifer Browne, spent a decade suffering from IBS and discovered that she could heal her gut with a plant based diet.  This book is perfect for vegetarians, sufferers of digestive malfunction and those merely looking for healthy delicious recipes.

This book is not about deprivation! Vegetarian Comfort Foods has over 75 tasty recipes.  Black Bean Tacos with Slaw, Eggplant Lasagna and  Pink Salt Two Bite Brownies are just a few of the yummy recipes you will find in this book.

coconut balls

Giveaway Details

 

  • Giveaway ends November 1
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  • To enter, comment below with your favorite pose from Primary Series and why!

 

Shanna Small has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga and studying the Yoga Sutras since 2001. She has studied in Mysore with Sharath Jois and is the Director of AYS Charlotte, a school for traditional Ashtanga in Charlotte NC. She has written for Yoga International and the Ashtanga Dispatch. Go here for more information on AYS Charlotte. For information on workshops, please e-mail shanna@ashtangayogaproject.com.

14 Comments

  • Amber

    My favorite pose from the primary series is supra kurmasana. I still have a ways to go but I love it so much because it teaches me patience and love for my own body as I work toward the asana. I also love hip openers as I have just started yoga last November and ashtanga in April- so I am beginning to release old emotions and work through things I could never face before. And finally- I am all about fun and that pose seems like a fun one to me! 🙂

    Amber

  • Martha

    Utthitahasta Padangusthasana! I just love it, even though it’s still a challenge for me. Some days looking forward to it is what gets me through the standing poses.

  • Jann

    My favorite is baddha konasana because I love the hip opening and then the comfort of the forward fold, although kurmasana gives me the most feeling of being safe and protected in my “shell” when I need it 🙂

  • Anya

    Urdhva Dhanurasana. This posture teaches me so much about discipline and patience in the practice. This reminds me of my stubbornness at times when I lack the drive or feel too exhausted and just want to do shortcuts in my practice because I know I can access this posture that even though I’m not warm enough and haven’t done the sequence of postures in the primary series, I’d dive into a wheel pose and that’s when I’d feel all awkward and uneasy for not doing the series or giving myself a good warm up. This is a very good heart-opener that so much screams inside of me when I come into the pose, all emotions just jump out as I sweat out. And lastly, I also love the elegance of this posture, how rough I could be at times and how graceful I may look at other days, it’s never the same with this and it makes my journey even more interestingly adventurous.:)

  • Anya

    Urdhva Dhanurasana. This posture teaches me so much about discipline and patience in the practice. This reminds me of my stubbornness at times when I lack the will or feel to exhausted and just want to do shortcuts in my practice because I know I can access this posture that even though I’m not warm enough and haven’t done the sequence of postures in the primary series, I’d dive into a wheel pose and that’s when I’d feel all awkward, uneasy and never feel the “zen”. It’s such a great heart-opener that so much screams inside of me when I come into the pose, all emotions just jump out as I sweat out. I also love the elegance of this posture and how varied I can be – at times I look and feel rough but there are times I seem so graceful. It’s never the same with this pose and it’s one of the poses that makes my journey even more interestingly adventurous. 🙂

  • Jaime Laird

    Marichyasana A. There are so many things going on in this posture that I love. I think the main reason it is my favorite though is because it was the first seated binding pose I’ve ever done and it felt so good!

  • Larisa

    Kurmasana – Where I finally learned to “draw my femur back into the pelvis”, as my teacher says. This translates to so many other poses. An “aha” moment for me, and my muscle memory 🙂 It’s still a tough and humbling pose for me. One that reminds me I am on a journey…

  • Lisa

    Baddha Konasana – I have an office job, so I sit all day, and this position opens up my inner thigh and strengthens the psoas. I especially love it when my teacher stands on my thighs!

  • Wendy

    Samasthiti might be my favorite pose. For me it is a space that feels like home. Where we find balance. Every asana is meant to simulate Samasthiti, bringing everything into balance, right , left, front and back, up and down. Sama means same which is what we get from opposition when balanced. I also love that it is a yoga asana, something that we can all do whether we are new to our practice or have been at it for years, it brings us all together and makes us the same.

  • Alina

    I’d go for Purvottanasa as it makes the front of my body feel incredibly alive. The spine also feels fluid and the challenge of fully releasing my toes to the floor is always humbling.

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