“Curvy Voices curated by Curvy Yoga is life changing. I have encouraged real life friends to read it and they are loving it.” ~Seen on Twitter
The past several days since Curvy Voices came out have been a sheer delight. As people are downloading and reading, the feedback is pouring in.
The most recent feedback is how deeply people are seeing themselves reflected back from the pages within. Even people who have never, or rarely, practiced yoga are feeling this way.
And that’s because this book is about so much more than the physical practice of asana.
It’s really about coming home to ourselves.
Through stories of eating disorders, cancer, loss, relationships, fertility challenges, friendships, sexual assault, incredible mentors, illness, injury and so much more, the writers are opening up their hearts and their journeys.
What’s Yoga Got to Do with It?
Yoga is a common thread in all of these stories; it’s a brilliant tool for many people. Because what’s really showing up in these pages is capital Y Yoga as a life practice. Yoga as a technology for wholeness. Yoga as life.
To me, this book is a gathering of friends. It’s sitting in a circle and sharing our to-the-bone stories — through tears and laughter and hugs.
We Need You
So here’s what I’d like you to do (if you haven’t already) — download and read this book.
Sit down with a cup of tea and soak it in.
Read your favorite parts to your loved one over breakfast, like a friend told me she did the other morning.
Let the words and stories weave their way into your heart and open it up wide — because they will.
When you feel a catch form in your throat, receive it. Let the tears come if they do.
Let yourself feel what comes up for you as you engage with these voices, as you hear your community speak.
Leave a comment about the stories that most resonated with you and why.
Drop into whatever desires and dreams it brings up in you like all that is holy.
Expand the Circle
And then — add your voice.
I’ve been hearing from people who are disappointed that they didn’t send a story in to be included in the book. The good news is that it’s never too late! Share this book and tell your own story.
If you have a blog, do it there. Come back here and share the link so we can all bask in your wisdom.
If you don’t, tell a friend, leave it here in the comments, write it in your journal, call up your favorite family member and fill him/her in.
Because our stories, our deep and abiding feeling that we are both seen and heard — and that we can do the same for others, is what transformation is all about (both individually and as a community).
So get sharing.
Unleash your voice.
Give others the gift of your presence.
And send this book to the many people you know will benefit from the support of a loving community that gets them, even if we’ve never met.
Click here to sign up and get your free copy! (FYI: You’ll get a few messages before the links arrive. Once they do, the download may take a minute, but it’s totally worth the wait. Let me know if you have any issues with it.)