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Llewellyn.com - Monthly e-Magazine - January 2016

by Jennie Lee

Llewellyn.com - January 2016

There is no denying that we live in a time and a culture that is focused on self, and our efforts to be known and seen how we want to be perceived usually produces the opposite outcome than the one we intend. How can we become what we want to be, rather than appearing how we want? Jennie Lee, author of True Yoga, illustrates the power introspection has to change our lives for the better.

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Llewellyn.com - Author Interview - January 2016

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1. There are so many types of yoga. How do you define "True Yoga?"

Jennie Lee True Yoga is the full spectrum of practices and philosophies outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. It includes ethical lifestyle practices, physical movement, energy control, introspection, meditation, selfless service, and devotion. This is called Raja (Royal) Yoga, or what I call True Yoga. The Yoga Sutras are the outline to these practices, and I focus on a section of the Sutras called the "Eight Limbs of Yoga." I teach these on some level in every class and client session. I am a Yoga Therapist, so when physical yoga (Asana) is needed, I teach a mixture of traditions, including Astaanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Kripalu, Yin, and Restorative, depending on the capabilities and goals of the student.


2. How has practicing True Yoga improved your life?

Yoga didn't just improve my life—it saved my life. The whole reason I delved so deeply into the yoga teachings was because I have had an inordinate amount of loss and grief with which to deal—deaths of loved ones, two divorces, abuse, suicide, depression, single parenthood, and financial hardship. In the teachings of True Yoga I found inspiration and actual strategies for overcoming these challenges, ways to improve my thought, balance my emotions, and connect to Spirit. Of course I still have down days when I feel frustrated and sad. But I have a big toolbox to reach into and find my way back to strength and positivity. The inner practices of the Eight Limbs of Yoga enabled me to find authentic happiness and to retain this joy even when life delivers difficulty. In my Yoga Therapy sessions with clients, I have taught these principles and have seen again and again how powerfully transformative they are.

3. Can anyone can benefit from True Yoga?

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Llewellyn.com - Llewellyn Journal - January 2016

Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Exploring the Totemic Ecosystem
by Lupa

Most people who work with animal totems and other animal spirits don't do much with their plant, fungus, and other counterparts. There's nothing wrong with being a specialist; but, sometimes we get so tunnel-visioned on our fellow animals that we forget there's anything else out there. How can we re-connect with our full ecosystem, both locally and globally? Lupa, author of the new Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up, explains.

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How to Use Affirmations That Work
by Amy B. Scher

For some people, not only do affirmations not work, but they can also actually make things worse. How can we create affirmations that will work for us and allow us to avoid accidental self-sabotage? Amy B. Scher, author of How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can, provides some tips and tricks.

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Llewellyn.com - Try This! - January 2016

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Llewellyn.com - New Releases - January 2016





The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie
The Golden Dawn
by Israel Regardie; Edited by
John Michael Greer






A Short Path to Change, by Jenny Mannion
A Short Path to Change
by Jenny Mannion


True Yoga, by Jennie Lee
True Yoga
by Jennie Lee


The Witch's Athame, by Jason Mankey
The Witch's Athame
by Jason Mankey


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