My book arrived yesterday! I dove straight in to it and have to say that it is the best yoga book I have found. I have been searching for a yoga book to help with my home practise and have found the other books on the market miss the spot- too focused on the poses and not the integration of yoga into daily life. I am really looking forward to starting my 40 days of yoga. Very happy with my purchase 🙂 – Bonnie Struthers, Australia
“Forty Days of Yoga is a powerful resource for anyone interested in committing to a home yoga practice. Drawing from her years of experience, Kara-Leah beautifully shines a light on all the myriad obstacles, internal and external, that one can face when undertaking a self-directed practice while living an ordinary life in the world.
Packed full of ingeniously practical worksheets and examples from Kara-Leah’s own life, this book invites one inwards to reflect honestly and creatively on one’s own process and aspirations. And it is all done in a wonderfully holistic, all-inclusive way, so that one’s whole life becomes part of the solution, rather than being seen as a ‘problem’. I highly recommend this beautiful book!” – Peter Fernando, Insight meditation teacher and creator of A Month of Mindfulness online course.
“Forty Days of Yoga is absolutely brilliant. It is a powerful crystalizing of Kara-Leah’s accumulated experience of flourishing her own practice in the reality of day-to-day life, complete with so many of the common challenges. The worksheets are a fantastic way for readers to put the wisdom shared in the narrative of the book into immediate action. I love that the whole reading experience feels just like sitting down to a cup of tea with KL. And that is a treat indeed!” – Kelly Fisher, Director of Urban Yoga, Wellington
“There is an esoteric secret to Yoga to receive its many wonderful gifts. You already do Yoga! You practice in the way that is right for you – actually, naturally and non obsessively until there is no issue. It’s just like brushing your teeth or taking a shower – daily and no big deal. Yet we have an inbuilt resistance to practicing and overcoming obstacles to life. Please read Kara-Leah’s book because she will help you through this and initiate you into daily practice. You will become a Yogi and dive deep into your intimate life in every way.” – Mark Whitwell author, Yoga of Heart, The Healing Power of Intimate Connection and The Promise of Love, Sex, and Intimacy, How a Simple Breathing Practice Will Enrich Your Life Forever
Knowing Kara-Leah’s musings I didn’t even pause before considering downloading Forty Days of Yoga. Such a happy surprise to find it stays away from prescription of yoga poses but instead fills my practice with questions that have me thinking and meanings that add substance. It is a truly enriching book.– Cate Peterson, YogaPass.
“I’ve read the first 10 or so pages of your book and LOVE it! This needs to be in print and go global – I don’t know anyone who doesn’t struggle with a home practice. Thanks for writing it x” – Deb Macaulay, YLB Reader
“Forty Days of Yoga is a great book that helped me realise what was holding me back with my own practice. From beginning to end it filled me with inspiration and lots of ‘light-bulb’ moments. Now I feel I am on the right track and have the tools I need to keep me there. Many many thanks Kara-Leah. – Lu Cox, Yoga Teacher
“Your book is GREAT! So appreciated. It’s like you were in my head and put everything to page. It’s inspired me to hunt down what’s kept me from the mat in the past and move forward in a compassionate way.” – Seka Ojdrovic-Phillips, International Yoga Teacher
“Hey just read your first chapter. Totally love it. It’s a knock out winner. You’ve hit the mark. Looking forward to reading the rest.” – Aly Titchener, YLB Contributor
“You are my yoga angel. I got your book last week, stayed up late to read it cover to cover the next day, and didn’t even wait to complete the worksheets to dive in and practice my first of 40 days first thing the next morning. I promise to write more when I complete my 40 days, but I just wanted to take a moment to tell you that your book was everything I had hoped it would be and more.
I’ve attended weekly yoga classes on and off over the past 10 years (mostly off) and never got anything more than the basic asana instruction. I love that the book gave me the side of yoga that I was sorely missing–the part I could deeply relate to as someone who has practiced and studied Zen for many years.
As a woman in her 50s with a bit of arthritis I’ve known that adding a regular yoga practice to my daily meditation practice was something that would help. But I just couldn’t stir up the energy to go to another class, and kept seeing my Zen practice and yoga as separate. Reading your book help me connect asana practice to the Zen practice I was already doing, and it was all I could do to put the book down and wait for the next day.
Your book is well organized, beautifully written, and complete, and has just the right level of detail. Thank you for your teaching. It made an immediate difference in my life. – From Maya
“I’ve felt frustrated trying to find the right classes, times, and locations to keep yoga in my schedule. And most home yoga instruction is over-simplified, disconnected ‘watch this video and follow along’.
Maybe you’ve tried to recreate a flow from your favorite class in your living room, but it feels like a disappointing imitation… In Forty Days of Yoga, Kara-Leah Grant takes you so much deeper, guiding you into a home yoga practice that is alive with customization and creativity. This is much more than a reference book about poses or a personal development pep-talk. If you’re attempting to do yoga at home, this is a fantastic set of tools.” – Slade Roberson, intuitive counselor and author of Shift Your Spirits
“I LOVE this book. I think you’ve done a brilliant job. 40DoY is going to work so well for me, it’s like you were writing it specially for me! I’ve never had a problem knowing ‘what’ to do in a home practice (and yet I keep buying yoga books), for me it’s all about the mind. There were so many ‘aha!’ moments for me while I was reading, and I feel really confident now that I can keep on top of the self-talk and obstacles that have stopped me in the past.” – From Diane Mulholland, Reach Pilates