Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons For The Modern Woman by Katrina RepkaBreathing Space: Twelve Lessons For The Modern Woman by Katrina Repka

Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons For The Modern Woman

byKatrina Repka

Paperback | May 1, 2008

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"This is the story of a year I spent in New York, studying with Yoga Master Alan Finger."
When Katrina Repka moved to New York, she was eager to shed her past and begin a new life, but she soon discovered that her old problems had followed her to the big city, and that instead of finding herself, she was more lost than ever. It was when she was almost ready to give up on everything that she read a magazine article on Master Yogi Alan Finger and knew that she had to meet him. It was a meeting that would change her life.

Over the next twelve months, with Alan's help, Katrina tackled and overcame many of the obstacles holding her back. Dealing with issues that every woman will relate to--criticism, emptiness, balance, family, and creativity (among others)--the twelve chapters inBreathing Spacefollow Katrina's ups and downs in New York. At the end of each chapter there is a simple but effective breathing exercise that will help readers eliminate harmful behavior patterns and speed their own process of personal transformation.Breathing Spaceis an inspiring and instructive book that offers every woman the chance to follow the author's path and become the person she truly wants and deserves to be.
Katrina Repkahas been both studying and teaching yoga for more than fifteen years. She has led workshops and retreats in North America and overseas. She lives with her husband and new baby in London, England.Alan Fingerhas been practicing and teaching yoga for more than forty years, and earned the title of "the supreme yogi." Alan and ...
Title:Breathing Space: Twelve Lessons For The Modern WomanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2008Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401303471

ISBN - 13:9781401303471

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Inspiring I loved this book. I found it approachable and insightful. I really enjoyed Katrina's style and honesty. She strikes the perfect balance between respect and appreciation for the power of yoga and life in the modern world. I was so inspired by this book that I am now seeking out other books and DVDs by Alan (there are some good excerpts on YouTube for those who are interested). Overall my favourite yoga read. Not preachy. Practical. Real.
Date published: 2010-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read A great book demonstrating how yoga breathing exercises can help us through everyday life. A must read for yoginis, or anybody trying to deal with stress on a day to day basis.
Date published: 2009-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, This one!! I liked Katrina and I love this book- I purposely wanted to write a review for this book because I rely on the opinions expressed here to make my choices. I was surprised to read the last review and hope this book won't be passed up because of it. I picked the book up 5 days ago and have enjoyed her story and have been doing the breathing exercises and am benefiting a great deal from them. She talks about things that I can relate to my life even tho I am much older than her. I appreciate that she and Alan are real people - far from perfect. Most importantly Katrina has motivated me to take the lessons of Alan Finger into my own daily routine and I feel optimistic that these are things I can do and they will have a positive impact in my life. This book has the potential to introduce more people, especially young women, to the amazing benefits of yoga as it empowers them and opens up their hearts. And that is a good thing.
Date published: 2009-02-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not this one I have discovered the joys of Yoga and Pilates and I love reading about books that look to incorporate Yoga practices into daily life. I really, really wanted to love this book - but I just could not. While I thought the basic messages coming out of the book was great - look inwards, breathe before you do anything you will regret, believe in yourself, look to yoga, meditation, writing as a way of expressing yourself, I absolutely HATED Katrina. She felt whiny and needy and frankly, I wanted to just smack some logic into her. She sits there like a wet blanket - waiting for everyone to tell her what to do - how to do it and why to do it. Yes, yoga is about listening to what is going on around you and inside of you, but I think the author has confised wisdom and being needy and whiny. I kept thinking - 'I am expected to understand your pain and your confusion - while you spend your days going to yoga classes, writing classes and meet up wit your friends'. 'Yes, your relationship with your guy is so-so, but whatever you do, don't try to communicate with him or understand him or you better - just complain about it and feel sorry for yourself'. I suppose the concept of getting a job (yeah, I know immigration issues) never entered her mind (I mean a job where she actually has to commit to a schedule and deal with peers and bosses). As for Alan, he sounds like this guy who believes his own press a little too much. The guy is a Yogis, but lives in a nice apt in New York City, goes to the Hamptons for the summer!!!! There is a huge disconnect here for me. Maybe I missed the point of this book completely and I hope I have - but an overweight preaching man is not my idea of a yogi! It took me over 1 month to finish this book when usually I could go through a book I enjoy in about 10 days. Sorry, this book did nothing for me except make me cringe.
Date published: 2009-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! This book was incredibly helpful to me. Katrina provides exercises that are easy to do and her story is very funny and poignant. I love this book!
Date published: 2009-02-12