Rest + Calm: Gentle yoga and mindful practices to nurture and restore yourself (Paperback)
The nurturing, practical guide to finding rest and calm – even when it feels impossible
'The ideal gift to yourself - or for anyone who needs to feel less stressed.' - Viv Groskop
'A gem of a book' – Bo Forbes
Here's a radical idea:
You deserve rest.
Packed with advice, exercises and support from one of the UK's leading restorative yoga teachers, Rest + Calm is your gentle, wise guide to making space and time to come back home to yourself.
Do you find it hard to give yourself permission to pause? This book will show you how – whether you only have time for three breaths or a five minute rescue posture, or can practise for half an hour. You'll reap the rewards in sounder sleep, happier relationships, better boundaries and improved resilience.
The first part of the book, REST, offers simple, profound, nourishing restorative yoga poses and sequences. The second part, CALM, gives practical tips and techniques for intentional living day-to-day, and emotional rescue for when it feels like you have no time. From the most restorative savasana you've ever experienced, to the benefits of a Switch-Off Sunday, there is something here for even the busiest and most stressed amongst us, and for all levels of yoga ability.
Think of this book as your 'rest toolkit', to dip into whenever you need it. Rest + Calm is designed to be the comforting friend - and the supportive hug - we all need.
“This gem of a book is a guide to powerful practices for rest, reflection, self-care and the tending of community. The insight it contains is not a luxury, but a physical, emotional and spiritual imperative.” —Bo Forbes, Psy.D., psychologist, somatic educator, and author of Yoga for Emotional Balance
“An inspiring, accessible and beautifully illustrated look into nurturing and restorative yoga and mindful practices . . . Rest + Calm is designed to be your nurturing friend and the supportive hug that we all need from time to time” —OM Yoga & Lifestyle
"Find it hard to switch off? Paula Hines offers a rest toolkit in this book to help you prioritise downtime." —Health & Wellbeing
"Paula Hines brings a wealth of experience and guidance in her new book, Rest + Calm: Gentle Yoga and Mindful Practices to Nurture and Restore Yourself. Paula fills this conversation with her energy, plus provides several tips for listeners to help them, and serving as a wonderful invitation to get this special life resource book." - The Culture Buzz