This simple book combines instructions on yoga and meditation to help people align their bodies (and spirits). The title, Sit With Less Pain, has a dual meaning: the first, obvious meaning is this book will help the reader sit on chairs and go about the activities of daily life with less physical pain. The second meaning refers to "sitting" as the term for meditation practice. Sitting during meditation can often be a cause of great distress for meditators, and following the easy instructions in this book can help alleviate the physical discomfort often experienced during meditation, thus enhancing the meditation experience. While the yoga poses, breathing, relaxation and meditation guidance is not new, this book is the first I've seen that puts all of this in one, easy to follow, book. The yoga poses are not advanced - if you are looking for a yoga book, this is not the book for you - there are plenty of detailed books on every style of yoga imaginable on the market. The meditation practices are also simple, but "sitting," either in meditation or just because one is a desk jockey or sits in a chair a lot, can wreak havoc on the entire body, and this book will help anyone who "sits," well, "sit better." The tone of the writing is loose and easy, very welcoming and friendly, and the gently drawn illustrations are very helpful.
I received this book from NetGalley