Yin Magic: How to be Still
Release: October 2020
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910559-61-1 | $15.99 | €13.99 | £10.99 | 8.5″x 5.5″ | 216x140mm | 192pp
eBook: ISBN: 978-1-910559-60-4
Categories: Health & Fitness / Women’s Health
Yin Magic shows how ancient Chinese Taoist alchemical practices can mingle with yoga and magic to enhance our wellbeing from sleep to stress-levels, helping us to move beyond the burnout cycles and embody the beauty of letting go.
Yin Magic shares:
- What yin is…and why it matters.
- An introduction to the practice of yin yoga.
- Yin yoga journeys for each season and the meridians.
- Insight from cutting-edge neuroscience research.
- Connections between Celtic, witch and Chinese medicine traditions.
- Ideas for putting trust in one’s own nature, and the pace of the natural world.
- Sympathetic magic and how to bring it into your yoga practice.
- How to embrace the magic in the darker times of night, new moon and winter.
Yin Magic helps us to make everyday magic at a sumptuously slow pace as an antidote to the busyness of modern life.
Sarah Robinson is a yoga and meditation teacher based in Bath, UK (once named after a goddess: the ancient Roman town of Aquae Sulis). Her background is in science. She holds an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience and has studied at Bath, Exeter and Harvard Universities.
Like a long, deep, beatific exhale, this gentlest book envelops you from the opening page – as soft as it is powerful, as accepting as it is radical – a treatise, toolkit and treasure, for all women who seek to remember their nature.
Emine Kali Rushton, editor of oh, magazine, poetess and holistic practitioner
Another beautiful and instructive book for these weird modern times from Sarah Robinson. A delight to read, Sarah is now a trusted resource in my empowering library.
Alice B. Grist, author of Dirty & Divine andThe Book of Tarot
Sarah Robinson has a special talent for taking disparate and complex ancient systems and making them, not only accessible , but making their similarities so glaringly obvious that you wonder why you didn’t see them before.
Sarah has drawn a path that helps the reader find these delicious connections and see the rich similarities and illustrative differences between Yoga and Chinese Medical theory. I learned a lot with this book and enjoyed every minute.
Gina Martin, author of Sisters of the Solstice Moon and Walking the Threads of Time (Books I and II of the When She Wakes series)
Yin Magic is exactly what the world needs right now. An invitation to slow down; the reasons why it’s essential we do that, as well as detailed guidance on how we do it. Engaging and fascinating, Yin Magic is an antidote to the world’s default stress state. Robinson is also genius at breaking down in-depth philosophies and practices such as Tao, Yoga, Buddhism, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine in a way that makes them relatable and applicable in our lives today.
Tamara Pitelen, author, energy healer and yoga instructor
Yin Magic offers the same refreshing insight as Yoga for Witches; Robinson’s skillful teaching and writing encourages us to remember what we may have lost when approaching the yoga mat: the importance of stillness, of the mind-body connection, of our intentions to slow down in our fast-paced lives. It’s a vital addition to the bookshelves of yogi, witchcraft practitioners and anyone seeking stillness among a constantly moving world.
Sarah Justice, co-editor of Witchology magazine and owner of The Tiny Cauldron