Mandy Ingber has a new book, YOGALOSOPHY FOR INNER STRENGTH, A revolutionary and inspiring 12 week self-care program to uplift and strengthen the mind, body, heart and spirit during times of loss, grief, transition and heartbreak.
-The book will guide you through an intimate, 12-week journey of physical and mental exercises to channel your emotions and help develop a new, healing relationship with your heart. The program also includes meditations, recipes, playlists and rituals for full mind, body and spirit support.
-The plan includes day by day weekly yoga routines and playlists designed to maximize the planetary energy of the specific day of the week.
-SUNDAY: BE HAPPY
-WEDNESDAY: BOUNCE BACK!
-FRIDAY: LET GO
-SATURDAY: GET STRONG
-Within the program, each week includes:
-MANTRA: Affirmations for mind and attitude
-TRACK OF THE WEEK: A song meant to evoke the theme of the week on an emotional and spiritual level
-HEART-OPENING POSE: A yoga pose to open the heart chakra.
-LOVE MOVEMENT: Cardiovascular activity to strengthen heart and body.
-HEART-HEALING MEDITATION: Meditation or breathing exercise to bring mental focus and clarity
-LOVE NOTES: Topical journey or writing exercise to express emotions on page.
-RITUAL: Actions to help express and release emotion.
-STRENGTH FOR THE SOUL: Food lists, self-care suggestions, playlists, activites to connect with others.
-HEART FACT: Informational fact about the heart.
-HEART-HEALTHY TREAT: Special food item, recipe or treat related to the theme of the week.
HOW DOES YOGALOSOPHY FOR INNER STRENGTH DIFFER FROM YOUR FIRST BOOK?
-MY FIRST BOOK, YOGALOSOPHY, FOCUSED ON CHANNELING EMOTION INTO MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE IN ORDER TO CHANGE YOUR BODY. YOGALOSOPHY FOR INNER STRENGTH FOCUSES ON CHANGING EMOTION THROUGH BODY AND MIND.
YOGALOSOPHY was a 28-day ‘rapid’ mind-body makeover plan. YOGALOPSOPHY FOR INNER STRENGTH is a longer, more in depth guide to help heal deep emotional trauma that people have experienced either recently, or for some, throughout their entire lives. Although there is no timeframe for grief and the process is ongoing, 12-weeks can be enough time to learn how to tap into self-love that will carry you through tough times and help build lasting resilience.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO WRITE THIS BOOK? WHO IS IT FOR?
-THE BOOK WAS A HEALING PROCESS AND A WAY FOR ME TO SHARE AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS. THE BEAUTIFUL BONUS OF BEING A TEACHER IS THAT PAINFUL LESSONS BECOME FUEL FOR TEACHING. I GET TO REFRAME AND USE MY EXPERIENCES TO HELP OTHERS.
-YFIS IS NOT JUST A BOOK FOR YOGI’S. IT IS A BOOK FOR ANYONE IN TRANSITION OR DEALING WITH EMOTIONAL ADVERSITY SUCH AS A RELATIONSHIP LOSS, CHANGE OF JOB, LETTING GO OF FRIENDSHIP, OR FOR THOSE SIMPLY FEELING ADRIFT IN THE UNKNOWN.
-Heartbreak is a universal experience; no one has the luxury of avoiding it.
-You don’t need to know anything about yoga before beginning the program. For beginners, YFIS will teach you yoga basics including the eight limbs of yoga and seven chakras, as well as the yoga poses suggested to tap into each. The book includes thorough photos and descriptions of the poses.
-For the more advanced, the routines are challenging and designed to specifically to focus on the themes of each of the 12 weeks.
-Beyond yoga, the book includes recipes, playlists, affirmations, homeopathic therapies, floral remedies, DIY beauty treatments and more.
-Another great thing about the program is that you can you can pick and choose what works for you. The process is meant to inspire self-love through physical movement and discovery of what helps YOU to heal YOUR heart.
PERSONAL STORIES & ANECDOTES
-YFIS is like having a community of women at your fingertips. Sharing our stories is healing in and of itself.
-Throughout the book, Mandy and her friends share their own personal stories of heartbreak, loss and grief:
-Parent’s divorce, dissolution of family
-Divorce or recent breakup
-Using the physical and mental exercises in the book can help readers find everyday courage to face everyday challenges in their own way.
-Often times, ‘courage’ evokes thoughts of superheroes doing harrowing tasks. However, finding our own courage to face our emotions may be even larger.
-Finding the courage to reach out to those who have hurt us or we have hurt in the past can be incredibly healing. I talk about this in the book with a personal story about sending a birthday gift to my (then) estranged youngest sibling.
NUTRITION TO FEED THE SOUL
-The nutritional support section is not meant to put you on a diet, rather it is meant to equip you with the knowledge of what foods will help you achieve emotional balance since there is a close connection between what you eat and how you feel.
GROWING UP / GROWING DOWN
-Week 2 of the program focuses on ‘growing down’. In nature, tree branches grow up; reaching, stretching, lifting upward. Often what we think we need to do to is ‘move on’. But what you don’t see are the tree’s roots growing down; stabilizing the tree and allowing it to grow to greater heights. Grounding ourselves is vital to reach a deeper sense of emotional stability as well.
-Celebrate the supportive force of planting feet firmly on the ground, engaging with nature and exploring familial roots.
EXPLORING (SELF) INTIMACY
-A important part of healing our hearts and accepting ourselves following a breakup is exploring and embracing the things about ourselves that we hide or deny because they may not seem as appealing as other tributes or that we feel are responsible for the end of the relationship.
-Doing this is important because it doesn’t require anything from other people; can be done alone.
ENGAGING IN COMMUNITY / FRIENDSHIPS – CIRCLING
-Friendship is literally good for your heart health. Everyone needs a strong support group.
USING THE SEASONS TO HEAL
-Winter can force us inside, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression, however we can use this time for meditation, reflection, yoga, writing, etc.
-Summer months give us healing benefits of sunshine, connecting with nature, getting outside, eating fresh foods, and connecting with other people.
BEING YOUR OWN MOTHER
-Mothering ourselves is important – we already have the best ability to nurture, protect, and know our own needs.
-The very first wound of the heart, for all human beings, is the mother wound. It’s the one bond we make TO break. When you take the time to heal from the mother wound, you become more emotionally skilled to have a true sense of how to mother yourself.
Mandy’s class and book signing is at Ron Robinson at 11am on Sunday, May 15th
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