I was excited to receive a review copy of Katrina’s new book, Breathing Space from the publisher. She co-wrote the book with Yoga-pioneer Alan Finger, of the Ishta yoga center.
Writing in a semi-autobiographical/journal context, Katrina takes us through her ‘awakening’ with the practices of Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama.
As she faces her life’s lessons, Alan prescribes meditations and breathing techniques to guide her along, helping her to find her own solutions, make her own decisions as she struggles to understand her life’s mission in NYC.
Usually I can have a few books going at once, but this one I read all the way through, mainly to see what would happen next, and the curiosity of which Pranayama Alan would teach next. I like Katrina’s use of visual metaphors, inviting contemplation, yet not overdone.
There’s been a welcoming increase in the feminine voice in yoga texts, this can be nice to balance off of the more traditional, masculine ways of expressing ideas. Sun-Moon, Sita-Ram… Know what I mean?
A quick read, real world, and a little ‘chick-flickish’, Breathing Space is a nice introduction to Pranayama and meditation for someone new to Yoga, but there’s also valuble nuggets here for the more seasoned practitioner.
I think you’ll enjoy Breathing Space by Katrina Repka, give it a read, let me know what you think, click on the ‘add your comment’ link in the upper left corner of the post.