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BreatheYourOMBalance in the Future
We are working on Volume 2 of BreatheYourOMBalance, and the writings focus on yoga and healing. Publisher Shana Thornton created a writing and yoga workshop series. She and S. Teague worked with Yoga Mat studio in Clarksville, Tennessee, on the workshops. Please, check out our Announcements Calendar on the Home page and our Events page. Reading period is now closed for Volume Two.
From the author, S. Teague
"As a recovering approval addict, I turned to what seemed to be my place in this world and allowed myself to become self-aware by beginning a personal yoga journey in 2014. My inner artist and creator emerged. Through photography and prose, I came home to who I was always meant to be--an artist. As I took on many shapes and forms artistically, my approval obsession silenced while my art grew. I began to breathe in this new life for myself. All I needed was a little salt."
Selected and Introduced by S. Teague
Series Editors: Kitty Madden and Shana Thornton
Writings about Yoga by Women | Volume 1
BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women celebrates the life-changing practice of yoga in a collection of nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Author S. Teague is joined by 30 contributors in this debut volume. From gong meditations to yoga-teacher training programs, from new parents who want to instill confidence in their children to women who are reclaiming their lives after divorce and loss, these writers reveal how yoga opened new pathways of self-awareness and creative expressions.
Praise for BreatheYourOMBalance, Volume One:
“BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women is an incredible collection of individual experiences that speak to the collective journey via the practice of yoga. These pages are full of all the feelings; the highest highs and the lowest lows. As one starts to reflect on their own practice, the feelings become tangible, they resonate, and we relate. Each piece reminds us why we step on the mat and why we take that breath.”—SHAUNA HARRISON, PhD in Public Health, creator of the #SweatADay challenge, Under Armour® Trainer.
"BreatheYourOMBalance is a pleasure to read. A book of writings by women, about women, it shows our struggles, challenges, and many victories. Through a yoga community on social media, these women have connected—and found the courage to share deeply personal experiences in the form of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. They go deep into those dark places that make all of us vulnerable—places most of us have visited before—and overcome things like fear, anxiety, and self-loathing with breath and movement, love of oneself, and the light within.
"I have anxiety, too, and through yoga I have learned to control it with my breath. There are a number of stories that are relatable to me. I felt connected to these women by reading their words, by feeling their fears, by experiencing their joy."—ROBIN MARTIN, 200-E-RYT in Yoga Medicine, @robinmartinyoga on Instagram
“I’ll never forget when I first 'met' S. Teague, or @saltlifepirateprincess on Instagram. Her account was intoxicating and one of the few places to see a community of almost all women supporting each other’s yoga practices and challenges. I immediately felt welcomed, even as a male practitioner, right into their community. Salty, and her friends, created a space where many could grow, expand, try new things, and even fail together—judgment free. A day wouldn’t go by when I didn’t check out what their community was up to. Now, seeing this book, BreatheYourOMBalance: Writings about Yoga by Women, come together is just icing on the cake. It is a perfect representation of the community that she attracted since day one. The love. The support. The family. It’s all here on these pages. It came together beautifully and is only a small representation of how powerful this community of women actually is.”—HUNTER COOK, @hunterfitness on Instagram