Yoga Friends & Readers,
There is a beautiful new book on the horizon! (No, it’s not mine yet.) My dear friend and fellow yogi, Joanne Spence, has compiled a wealth of simple practices to calm, balance, and restore the nervous system.
Her work is a robust resource for everyone supporting those affected by trauma and moving toward healing, resilience, and growth. Her approach is accessible, practical, and inspiring, not only in its depth of knowledge but in the overwhelming spirit of connection and support that is evident on each page.
It is such a readable collection of wisdom I devoured it in one sitting. It’s a book we will be able to turn to again and again for ideas, inspiration, and encouragement.
The front cover endorsement is by Stephen W. Porges, PhD., founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium who first introduced Polyvagal Theory in 1994. Polyvagal theory links the evolution of the mammalian autonomic nervous system to social behavior and emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavior. Porges is the author of The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton, 2011). It is fascinating work.
Guess who else has an endorsement listed…?
Yep – me! The publisher (PESI) said that they have never had a book have so many high caliber endorsements before. Ever. So thankfully mine didn’t bring down the lot! I am unquestionably in amazing company.
I’m blessed to know Joanne and be alongside her on the journey.
Buy the book if you can!
Trauma-Informed Yoga: A Toolbox for Therapists releases March 9 followed by a Book Talk on Friday, March 26th, 2021. The Book Talk is free and you are welcome to register here.
Happy Reading, Happy Practicing!
The Universal Yogi