If I had to determine what is missing, I would have loved vivid pictures of the freshly prepared food, full-color yoga moves, and a visual focus on sensory pleasures. Also, it may not be realistic for every reader to incorporate or try everything that is suggested, but one of the strengths of this book is that there are many choices to follow. Even if it’s simply trying a few new recipes and renting a beginner’s yoga DVD, there is much to be gained from the enclosed offerings. As with all things in life, we get out of it equal to what we put into it.
Many healthy, natural aspects of living have fallen to the wayside as we continually lean more towards screen connections and away from inner Self connection. The Way of the Happy Woman re-introduces ancient knowledge into a modern world and reminds us how we are capable of graciously ebbing and flowing with the natural seasons of nature. Personally, I think this is the way to go.
Sara Avant Stover took her first yoga class at age 18, sat in her first meditation retreat a few years later, and knew immediately that she would devote her life to teaching. After a health scare in her early 20s, Sara moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand where she lived for 9 years, embarked on a healing odyssey throughout Asia, and, as a multi-certified yoga teacher, served as one of the pioneer yoga teachers in that part of the world. Since that time she has studied with the leading spiritual masters of our time and has taught 3,000 students in over a dozen different countries.