A stand-alone practice companion and beautiful coffee table book, Naomi Annand’s Yoga: A Manual for Life is for anyone interested in yoga, mindful movement and meditation, and exploring how these practices fit within the modern world.
As well as an extensive guide to poses, this book features a number of picture-led sequences with specific targets in mind: to combat stress and fatigue, to ground, to uplift, to inspire creativity and to sleep better. These sequences are underpinned with essays on yoga’s relationship with different aspects of life, such as yoga and discipline, yoga and self-care, and yoga and difficulty. Peppered throughout the book are mindful “life hacks”–simple ways to take yoga’s message of radical self-care off the mat and into daily life. Naomi will be chatting about the book with art historian and curator Eleanor Nairne.
Naomi has been teaching yoga full time since 2002. Over this time she has developed a deeply compassionate style of teaching that emphasises the therapeutic benefits of yoga and also its potential to uplift and inspire. In 2012, she set up Yoga on the Lane with the intention of creating a dynamic community of teachers and students united by their commitment to practicing mindful, breath-led, vinyasa yoga. Then in 2015, she designed the 200-hr Yoga on the Lane Teacher Training Programme, which has set more than fifty brilliant new teachers off on their own paths.