Close to Om: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life

Close to Om: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life

by Andrea Marcum
Close to Om: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life

Close to Om: Stretching Yoga from Your Mat to Your Life

by Andrea Marcum


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Andrea Marcum's Close to Om is a beautifully illustrated, practical and philosophical, yoga book that promotes and teaches mindfulness in both your yoga practice and your everyday life.

Before Marcum was a sought after celebrity yoga teacher, she was someone who thought she couldn’t do yoga because she couldn’t be still. Now after sixteen years of teaching yoga, she works with network executives, global brands, Hollywood actresses, and everyone in between.

Yoga is the yoke of body, mind, and spirit, and in Close to Om, Marcum offers a guide to teach all three aspects of yoga showcasing Marcum’s signature unique style, this program combines the teaching of poses with the exploration of yoga philosophy and insight into meditation and mindfulness.

By the end of Close to Om, readers will not only know a lot about yoga and its poses, but they’ll also know more about themselves: who they are, what they want, and how to get there—on and off their mat. The progression in Close to Om is the architecture of every yoga practice—and will show readers that how they do their yoga is how they do their life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250127594
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 648,337
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ANDREA MARCUM has been teaching yoga in LA for sixteen years. She teaches at Yogaworks locally and at major events including Wanderlust festivals, as well as leading corporate and private retreats all over the world. Her classes are also available through My Yoga Gaia for streaming online and TV. Among her celebrity clients are actresses Heather Graham and Jennifer Jason Leigh, directors Noah Baumbach and Mark Pellington, and Oprah’s The Life You Want Tour celebrity life coach Angela Davis.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Part I Awaken 11

1 S.T.O.P to S.T.A.R.T. 13

2 Present vs. Tense 18

3 To Begin, Begin 24

4 Inquire Within 31

5 Clearing the Way 40

Part II Transform 55

6 What's In the Way Is the Way 57

7 Practice Makes Progress 63

8 Learning to Become Bendy 80

9 Val-you and Truth 89

10 Choices 102

11 Creating Space Is Creative Space 110

Part III Unite 123

12 Compassion 125

13 From Your Head to Your Heart 134

14 Integrity 145

15 Connection 164

16 Our Ongoing OM 179

Appendix 1 Sequences 183

Appendix 2 The Eight Limbs of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras 199

Glossary 200

Suggested Reading 205

Favorite Media/Podcast Resources 206

Acknowledgments 207

Index 208

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