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Issue 14:

A list of books to balance the body, mind, and life.

 

Since we are edging towards autumn, I thought I'd send along a list of books for those lazy end of summer days and crisp autumn nights. May these books help you find balance in various aspects of your life.


On Career:

The Purpose Playbook by Alexandra Cole 
A wonderful step-by-step guide in creating a life filled with work that has purpose and meaning to you. If you need to create an action plan, Cole is ready to coach you to the career path of your dreams. 

The Three Marraiges by David Whyte
A personal favorite on how to find balance and joy in our relationship with work, our relationship with a romantic partner, and our relationship with the self. Work, romance, and our relationship with the self cannot exist independently, Whyte shows you how to mesh the three while keeping in mind our own flaws as human beings. 


On Meditation:

Tea and Cake With Demons by Adreanna Limbach
Need a guide to reclaiming your worthiness? Limbach touches on buddhist philosophy and makes it accessible to the modern age, noting how to meet your demons, befriend them, and grow into your own inner radiance and the life you deserve. 

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Pema became a nun after a divorce, found inner peace, and never looked back. She shows up with life advice and encouragement to find balance in the most difficult of times by shedding light on her own life and the teachings she has learned over the years. 

On Relationships:

The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck
Honest words on how to grow in love and in spirit by reflecting on yourself and your past. If you're willing to take a long look at yourself and create real change, then this book is perfect for a true shift in the romantic world. 

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

This is a classic when it comes to setting the basic groundwork for healthy relationships. It is important to note how you love, and how you prefer to be loved in relationships so you can better articulate your needs, while meeting the needs of others. This serves us in romance, and in relationships that are not romantic. 


On Women's Health:

Woman Code by Alisa Vitti
Balance starts with understanding the body and how it works, Vitti breaks down how diet can improve hormonal health and alleviate symptoms of PMS and PCOS. If you want to kick start your health by becoming more mindful of your diet this book is a great place to start. 

Rushing Women's Syndrome by Dr. Libby Weaver
It seems like us women can never slow down. If you feel like you are always running around, and your body is burnt out or out of balance, take a look at this illuminating piece describing how to balance the modern rushing woman's body. 

 


A Mantra Meditation


"I am balanced and at ease."

Mantra meditation is about repeating a simple phrase while meditating, and allowing this phrase to become the object of focus during your meditation. When we meditate on the breath, we gently return to the breath whenever we drift off into thoughts or worries. When you meditate on a mantra you return to the mantra when your mind wanders into the past or the future. 

For the next few days try meditating on this phrase, and coming back to it whenever you drift off in meditation or use it as a tool to bring you back to balance in the throes of life outside of meditation.

 

A Mother Yin Course: Self-Reiki 

Reiki is an energy healing technique developed by a Japanese doctor in the late 1800s. Reiki actually has origins in Tibet, as a form of healing practiced by the monks and nuns of the mountains.

During this socially distanced time it can feel nerve-wracking heading into a spa for a massage or a reiki session to calm down. So I've created a self-reiki course so you can learn to cultivate, calm, and heal yourself through reiki. 

Use the coupon code: YINSTER to receive a $30 discount if you sign up before August 10th. 


Course Sign Up Here


Featured Female Healer: Archana Amlapure

Though there are many inconveniences to today's world, there are still some positives. We can connect with wonderful teachers like Archana and learn from their varied styles, traditions, and teaching backgrounds from the comfort of our own homes. Archana runs yoga courses and healing classes from prenatal yoga to sound healing in Singapore. You can join her here virtually

How can women become more in touch with their bodies and hormones?
Develop a consistent practice or yoga, meditation, and mindfulness. This helps you learn to become aware of your emotions. 

How do you balance your body, mind, and spirit? 

When I feel an imbalance in any part or phase of my life I simply need time to sit quietly, do a short meditation, and calm down. I like to go for a walk on the beach or talk to a person I trust. Also my yoga practice and being on the mat helps bring balance.

What is one thing you've learnt about women's health that you wish every woman knew?
Self-care should be at the top of every woman's list.

What is one thing you wish all women knew about balancing their bodies?

Women are an integral part of nature. I believe women have the power to break or make any situation, within her house or herself. If a woman is at her most peaceful and balanced state, she can do wonders and will be a source of bliss to herself and others. A balanced woman can contribute to her self-development, as well as foster a family's, and most importantly, society's developments.

What is one book you think all women should read?
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay 

Do you have a favorite quote that resonates with you?
"Make your life into a masterpiece; imagine no limitation on what you can be, have, or do." -Brian Tracy 

Did your grandmother have a secret health remedy she shared with you?
My grandmother Hari always started her day with 2 glasses of warm water. 

What is one thing you wish women did less that would help them more easily find balance in their lives if they chose to forego it? 
Overdoing, being overprotective, giving importance to others rather than herself. 

What is one piece of advice you would give to your daughter?
Believe in yourself and in your infinite power and all you can do in your life.  


Thank you Archana!
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