Hi! My name is Jennilee Toner and I am SUPER excited about Suzanne Martin's and my KICKSTARTER project! We are here to raise $20,000 so that we can print 2,000 copies of our yoga anatomy and injury prevention book, The Perfect Chaturanga. This book, inspired by my Perfect Chaturanga workshop, will help so many yoga students to know, strengthen and stretch their bodies in order to prevent yoga related injuries.
Yoga is so immensely popular right now…thousands of people every day are interested in trying out this fabulous body-mind connecting modality. More often than not people are absolutely LOVING the positive benefits that yoga provides – strength and suppleness of muscles and joints, overall radiant health for all systems of the body, and an incredible sense of calmness, peace and well-being for both body AND mind.
PEOPLE ARE LOVING THEIR YOGA!!! YAHOO!
The most popular yoga classes right now are vinyasa flow – a style of yoga that links postures with breath. Dynamic and fun, these challenging classes are attracting people of all ages and fitness levels. There are three poses practiced over and over in these fantastic flow classes: chaturanga dandasana (low plank pose), urdhva mukha svanasana (upward-facing dog) and adho mukha svanasana (downward-facing dog).
When done properly - with correct bone alignment, muscle activation and joint integration - these three poses linked together with breath are an effectively satisfying way to cleanse the palette after challenging standing poses and sequences.
Unfortunately, when done improperly (incorrect alignment of bones or too much load bearing on either weak or injured muscles and joints) these repetitive flows can lead to injury: both repetitive motion AND traumatic.
After teaching yoga for 8 years, it was this heartbreaking truth –people getting injured while practicing our favorite thing in the world to do...YOGA– that led me in 2011 to start teaching The Perfect Chaturanga Workshops, with me eventually writing and Suzanne illustrating The Perfect Chaturanga book. In this 200-page book you will find on- and off-the-mat tools and techniques to help strengthen and stretch the necessary muscles you use repeatedly in your vinyasa flow yoga.
Also included in The Perfect Chaturanga book is a five-step process to ensure the longevity of your flow practice. Tried and true, this knowledge, and practical application of it, will positively affect your practice forever!
OUR PASSION: we want to share SAFE & INTELLIGENT YOGA for everyone!!!
You helping us print 2000 copies of our book, which is bursting with yoga wisdom and vibrant and informative illustrations of the anatomy of the human body, will be the PERFECT start to my two year around-the-world book & workshop tour! I plan to teach yoga anatomy and injury prevention to as many people as possible!
The tour will kick-off in Albany, NY this November 8-9!
RV is bought and the furry ones are READY-TO-GO!!!
Suzanne and I are both super passionate about teaching people about the human body and how it moves so that they can practice safe and intelligent yoga. The Perfect Chaturanga book and companion DVD will be shared with all yogis and yoginis everywhere! IT IS OUR QUEST TO GET EVERYONE TO KNOW & LOVE THEIR BODIES AND TO PRACTICE VINYASA FLOW YOGA SAFELY AND INTELLIGENTLY…FOREVER!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING US!
We are so grateful for your help…you are enabling us spread such goodness! Check out our rewards FOR YOU and also check out our website to read more about us, our mission, and our two charities to which we will give 10% of the book’s future profits to: Food For Life Vrindavan is based in the motherland of yoga, INDIA and our State-side charity is Mindful Yoga Therapy which serves the veteran population. We hold both of these charities and the benefits they foster in our communities very dear to our hearts!
THANK YOU AND NAMASTE
Risks and challenges
Yahoo...The Perfect Chaturanga book is written! We plan to have our listed rewards to you on time! Potential challenges we might face would be a delay if, AND ONLY IF, there are printing delays (or shipping from printer delays.) We will let you know if we face such a challenge...but we are absolutely not expecting any delays! We are positive we will have in your hands ON TIME our listed rewards! Our goal is to make YOU so very happy....just as you are making US so incredibly happy!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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