The first stop on my journey through the hip tranquil chick book is a lesson focused on Yoga on the Mat. The first two chapters focus on explaining benefits, styles, and short sequences of yoga. Busy women can incorporate yoga into their lives to reconnect with themselves and their surroundings. A short section expands of the specific aspects that you gain from yoga and can apply directly to your life, such as standing tall with poise like in mountain pose. I think my favorite part of this book so far is the light manner in which it's written, which makes it like talking to a girlfriend.
My yoga practice has been sporadic since high school and I've been making an effort the past few years to make it more consistent. The largest challenge is slowing my mind, but when I regularly attend classes or make time for yoga I can tell a huge difference both physically and mentally. Although I don't following Hinduism, the religion which first developed yoga, I still feel a spiritual clarity while practicing yoga. This spiritual clarity does depend on the type of yoga being practiced and type of class, but yoga provides an outlet that combines a body and mind exercise.
I'm hoping one day to master a handstand and forearmstand. :)