I’m happy to welcome Wild Rose Press Anastasia Abboud. Today, Anastasia shares yoga tips and her new release, Tremors Through Time.
I know – I absolutely know – that everyone would expect me to talk about gardening. But I’ve had a yoga practice for at least as long as I’ve gardened and done it more regularly – since I was around eight years old, in fact. Over the years, my practiced has ebbed and flowed, but I have continued it. I feel more than comfortable sharing a few tips and will begin with the most obvious.
1. Practice daily. Yoga is meant to be an intrinsic part of one’s daily life. It’s good for mind, body, and soul.
2. By the same token, even if you have a yoga class later in the day or evening, try to begin each day with a morning flow and end with at least a few calming poses at bedtime.
3. Yoga will make you stronger inside and out.
4. You do not have to be “in shape” to practice yoga.
5. Most yoga is Hatha yoga. It is a balanced approach consisting of postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama).
6. Pranayama techniques can and will come to your rescue in various life situations.
7. I have to say, I can’t think of Power Yoga as yoga. But I do think it’s a great workout based on yoga poses and practices. Just be careful. Like other forms of exercise, it is easy to hurt yourself if you don’t do it correctly.
8. Hot yoga can actually be very relaxing.
9. You can keep your religion and practice yoga. Yoga is all about intention. It does not require you to worship a God other than your own.
10. Last but not least, fold your yoga mat in half before you roll it. Seriously, people!
In the infinite vastness of time—past, present, future, past—love prevails.
She’s made mistakes and paid the price, but Deidre Chisolm is no quitter. She’ll never again be a fool for a man, not even her gorgeous new neighbor with his haunted eyes and strange accent. She’ll be friendly, but nothing more.
Lachlann has to go back to fourteenth-century Scotland. He can’t forsake his family, his son. But when a beautiful, kind, funny lady buys the house next door, he’s never been so drawn to anyone in his life. Would she believe his story? After years of struggling through nightmares and flashbacks, headaches and illiteracy, dare he ask her to help him return?
Amazon | Goodreads | Website | BookBub
Author Bio and Links
For me, playing is the best — playing outdoors in nature or in my garden, experimenting in the kitchen, spending time with those I love. I also enjoy disappearing into a good book, attempting crafts, learning, writing, exploring, discovering. I especially like to mix it up and have yet to perfect any of it; and I’ve come to realize that perfection’s not the point. It’s all wonderfully fun. That’s the point!
I prefer authentic and natural, be it food, lifestyle, people. I passionately enjoy both history and science, and certainly sociology to a degree, and I am most truly a romantic.
My husband and I have been married for over forty years. We reside near Houston, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. We have a blast with our little grandchildren.
I thank God for this wonderful life.
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | BookBub | LinkedIn | Amazon
I’m very intrigued by “folding your mat in half” before rolling it. I’ve never seen anyone do this. Could you please explain how you fold it and why? Loved the post!
Joanne, thank you for hosting me on your wonderful blog!
You’re very welcome, Anastasia! Best of luck with sales. 🙂
I’ve wanted to try yoga, but with my back in such touchy shape, I fear I can’t do a lot of the positions, especially those with arms over the head. I salute your attitude of learning! Life-long learning should be everyone’s goal. Best of luck with your book.Hugs!
Barb, thank you. Yes, any new physical activity requires our forethought and consideration so that we don’t get hurt. And agree — we should never stop learning. Thank you for your good wishes. Hugs! 🙂
Absolutely love yoga, Anastasia! A simple calming practice for body and mind.
Mary, I completely agree. I like to imagine that one lovely day you and I will do a sun salutation together! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂
I’m sure the tried and true breathing techniques came in handy this week!
LOL! YES! They have been employed quite a bit more than usual! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by.
I’ve started yoga a little bit and I’m really enjoying it. I need to get better at doing it consistently though. But when I do it, my body feels so good (as does my mind). Best of luck with your book!
Jennifer, bravo! It’s such a great way to take care of yourself. Thank you for your good wishes. 🙂
Hi Anastasia, your book sounds awesome! I am a hot yoga person, I’ve practiced it (with varying degrees of consistency) for over 15 years. I 100% believe in its benefits both physically and mentally. Good luck with your new release and thanks for sharing your advice and thoughts about yoga. Liz
Liz, thanks so much! Hot yoga for fifteen years! You were way ahead of me. But once in, I found I really relaxed in the hot yoga studio. Love it. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by. 🙂