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Monday, October 28, 2019

Motivational Yoga Lessons for Lasting Lifestyle Changes

For the curious and introspective yoga teacher, the passionate yoga student, or the fitness instructor who wants to step out of the bounds of teaching only yoga's physical postures, Chicago-area veteran yoga teacher Nancy Gerstein has written Motivational Yoga: 100 Lessons for Strength, Energy, and Transformation.

Within Motivational Yoga’s 100 inspiring lessons, Gerstein offers yogis the tools to empower their own decisions and personalize their results.

Motivational Yoga encourages practitioners to move forward, be inquisitive, and discover their unlimited potential by going after the life they desire.

"While asana is an excellent tool for holistic health and wellness," says Gerstein, "yoga’s mental and spiritual benefits far outweigh the physical exercises that have become synonymous with the practice.

The lessons in Motivational Yoga will help the practitioner lead others, communicate clearly, and foster creativity."

Fully customizable to meet individual teacher or student needs, the ready-to-use lessons save valuable practice and class preparation time.

Most lessons offer a written script and follow a five-part format:

Intention provides the focus for the day's yoga class

Lesson (script) embodies the essence of the day's teaching

Asanas for Deepening section illustrates the lesson through body stretch, movement, and sensation

Motivation Off the Mat section presents the wider application of the lesson for use in everyday life

Teacher Tips and Wise Words offer advice for fine-tuning sequences and proverbs that convey a specific thought or feeling for the lesson

In addition, five full-length workshop lesson plans allow teachers to offer focused workshops.

"Nancy Gerstein helps us look more deeply within the physical postures, outlining the mental and spiritual benefits in accessible, relevant ways.

Motivational Yoga is a perfect resource for us all, with inspiration and guidance for every level of practice,"
states Elena Brower, bestselling author of Practice You and Art of Attention.