World-renowned restorative yoga teacher Jillian Pransky came to the practice of yoga to heal herself. But before that, she avoided her feelings by burying them under a relentless "work hard, play hard" schedule. It wasn't until a devastating personal loss took her through the dark halls of anxiety and into her own health crisis that she was forced to stop racing around. Since then, Pransky has been devoted to studying and teaching mindfulness practices, deep relaxation, and compassionate listening.
In Deep Listening, Pransky presents her signature Calm Body, Clear Mind, Open Heart program - a 10-step journey of self-exploration that she's taught around the world. It centers on the science of Deep Listening, which allows us to pause and truly hear - often for the first time - what both our bodies and our minds are telling us. It kickstarts our relaxation response, calming muscular tension and setting the whole body up for deep healing, growth, and repair. It's a new frontier in integrative wellness - the new mindfulness.
With her self-guided home retreat, Pransky won't ask you to "be your best self," or "do more!" She'll ask you to "be here" and "do less." She'll ask you to pause and tune into yourself and will guide you, step-by-step, into a state of relaxation and openness. Her technique, which integrates tools like breath work, guided meditation, movement, and journaling, in addition to specialized yoga sequences, will help you see yourself as you really are. Once you immerse yourself in the practice of Deep Listening, the inner workings of your mind and body will become crystal clear.
©2017 Jillian Pransky (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved, under license from Rodale Inc. All rights reserved. Excerpt reprinted from Tara Brach. True Refuge. New York: Bantam Books, 2012