YAT12S is a great read for those who are on the path and are exploring the tools that are available in allied traditions and technologies. I found this book to be of immense value for the parallels the author has found between the modern and ancient traditions that may seem on the surface to have absolutely nothing to do with each other. However, with a little bit of looking, the similarities are striking and mutually complementary and the author clearly points this out in her text. Additionally, the exercises are awesome for keeping the grounded-ness necessary to live one day at a time and keep one's self in the body and unperturbed by the mind and "stinkin' thinkin'".
is the added benefit, that yogis may find tools. too, that the 12 steps
offer to round out what they have learned having never been to a AA,
GA, or NA meeting. Bill W and Dr. Bob found sutras for the modern age
(modern sage?)." V Portland OR
"I found this book valuable for any serious student of yoga, whether in recovery or not. Maybe everyone is in recovery from our crazy Western lifestyles! Her explanations of the yamas and niyamas were clear and compelling, using examples from the experiences of those in recovery. She also provides a sample hatha yoga practice that is easy to follow.
I liked that she mentions that recovery programs need to integrate some form of physical exercise in addition to the psychological therapies, after the devastation of addiction which can harm the physical health as well. Yoga can be ideal for body,mind and spirit integration.
I would recommend this book to yoga teachers as well. Great information for them to learn when they have students who are in recovery." N.G. San Jose, CA"I have gotten so much out of your book and classes." M.K. in San Jose CA