Before there was spandex and yoga studios and Zoom classes, there was yoga. And before yoga, there was, of course, the earth. Yoga practices evolved, over centuries, as a means to health, emotional well-being, and spiritual enlightenment. Rebecca Wildbear embodies this trajectory. She came to a yoga practice after a life-threatening encounter with cancer in her twenties. It was not an immediate fit, but over years of practice and healing around the world, she devised the unique and user-friendly practice she presents in Wild Yoga. While sharing her own experience, and that of hundreds of clients, Wildbear shows readers of any or no yoga experience how to:
- meet their bodies and emotions where they are, including grief, trauma, and vulnerability
- tune in to the natural world around them - whether backyard, seashore, or mountain? or an imagined dream place
- Commune with the earth's body through their own body and thus to all the peoples and places around them
This is a vibrant and passionate take on melding the solace we find through yoga with the active awareness we know our planet demands and deserves right now.