Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life

Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life

by Rebecca Pacheco


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Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during an otherwise hectic week. For a brief moment we’re able to let our worries melt away and feel relaxed, centered, and fully ourselves. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to bring that experience out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life?

In Do Your Om Thing, master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog Rebecca Pacheco shows us how to do just that. The true practice of yoga, she says, goes deeper than achieving the perfect headstand—it is about bringing awareness and intention to every part of our lives. In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062273383
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 223,216
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Rebecca Pacheco is the author of Do Your Om Thing as well as yoga teacher, speaker, and creator of the popular yoga blog She has been practicing yoga for nearly two decades and began teaching while studying English Literature at the University of Richmond. Previously a master teacher at the Baptiste Power Yoga Institute, Rebecca now offers her signature Om Athlete and creative Vinyasa yoga classes. A longtime runner and Boston Marathon finisher, she is also the resident yoga expert for Runner's World magazine and reports on wellness for The Boston Globe. She lives in Boston. 

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Yoga: Ancient and Modern

Chapter 1 The Making of a Modern Yogi 3

Chapter 2 The Eight Limbs: Walking an Ancient Path in Modern Life 13

Part 2 The Body

Chapter 3 What Do You Want to Embody? 79

Chapter 4 The Chakras: Feeling Light from the Inside Out 85

Chapter 5 The Koshas: Balancing the Layers of Your Being 123

Part 3 The Mind

Chapter 6 Why Meditate? 147

Chapter 7 How to Meditate: Five Essential Elements 153

Chapter 8 Make It Your Om: Finding Your Meditation Style 163

Part 4 The Spirit

Chapter 9 OMG, Is Yoga Religious? 181

Chapter 10 Suggestions for Spiritual Sustenance 193

Chapter 11 Love 245

Acknowledgements 253

Glossary 257

Recommended Resources 261

Bibliography 263

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