Thursday, January 03, 2013

A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind

May I Be Happy

Now that it’s 2013, many of us are making resolutions to become the best versions of ourselves in the coming year. In her new memoir MAY I BE HAPPY: A Memoir of Love, Yoga and Changing My Mind, renowned yoga teacher and founder of OM yoga, Cyndi Lee suggests that instead of resolutions, all we need to do is be more compassionate…to ourselves.

MAY I BE HAPPY captures one woman’s remarkable journey from the sacred sites of the Indian countryside, to the center of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, to the living room of Jamie Lee Curtis (one of many wise women Cyndi seeks for advice). Though her mission is met with roadblocks, including the challenges of caring for a parent with dementia and dealing with an unexpected deception in her marriage, Cyndi applies the ancient Buddhist practice of loving-kindness meditation to learn that compassion is the only antidote to hate. By being open and genuine about the insecurities all women deal with, it feels as if Cyndi herself is whispering in your ear, “It’s okay to admit this.”

If you would like to read this book before it's even available in stores, please leave a comment below or on our Facebook page for a chance to win a FREE copy. One winner will be selected on Friday, January 14th. (If you comment on this blog, please be sure we have a means of contacting you in case you win.)

About the Author: Cyndi Lee founded the internationally renowned OM yoga center in New York City in 1998. She is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and is a regular contributor to Yoga Journal. Lee and OM yoga have been featured on national television and in print. She teaches OM yoga teacher trainings worldwide.

8 comments:

Nichole Anne said...

This books sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing!

Heather Gree said...

I would love to read Cyndi Lee's book. Lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu...om shanti shanti shanti

Laura Beth said...

Cousin, I'm in love with vinyasa. And I'd like to read this book. XO.

Mary-Ann said...

This sounds like the book that every woman should read, use and keep by their side. I want one.
Sorry, forgot my manners in my excitement, please.

ann said...

New to yogging and mindfullness. Looking for guidance in my path to continued enlightenment. Namaste

Lynne Hass said...

Looking forward to reading/living this book. Appears to be a great girlfriend gift, as well! Thank you for sharing.

Sheryl Edwards said...

Sounds like a very interesting book! I would love the chance to read it.

paula said...

Congratulations Lynne! You were selected to receive a free copy of "May I be Happy." We hope you enjoy. We will follow up with a private email shortly. Namaste.