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"Learn to sit in contemplative practice longer and translate simple yoga movements into creating ease in daily, routine tasks like sitting at a desk. Jean Erlbaum's well-informed book is straightforward and clear, with just enough detail for nonexperts." (Yoga Journal)
"A very useful book, which could benefit many who aren’t confident about attending formal yoga classes, yet who need help dealing with the inevitable aches and pains. I was pleased to see that the figures in the illustrations resemble normal people of various ages, both sexes, a variety of races, and with normal body types." (Wildmind Buddhist Meditation)
"A true blessing for everyone who has a body." (Melissa Myozen Blacker, guiding teacher, Boundless Way Zen, co-editor, The Book of Mu)
"Not only do my eyes see the beauty in this much-needed book for meditators and anyone who sits on any chair, my heart is happy that we finally have this well-mapped-out guide. Thank you Jean!" (Lakshmi Voelker, founder of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga)
"Whether you spend your days in the temple or in the boardroom, Sit with Less Pain is the perfect companion guide to remaining comfortable and pain-free. A must-have for everybody who sits!" (Willa Miller, coauthor of The Arts of Contemplative Care)
"This book should be required reading for all meditators to nourish and protect our bodies as we do the physically demanding (and rewarding) work of meditation." (David Rynick, author of This Truth Never Fails)
"For one whose decade long yoga practice was what first offered the invitation into the world of meditation, I am grateful to Jean Erlbaum for this wonderful and beautiful book that demonstrates, with superb illustrations, the intricate connections of the body mind." (Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity)
Jean Erlbaum, M.S., E.R.Y.T., L.V.C.Y.T, author, has been studying yoga and meditation since 1965 and has been teaching since 1972. An Experienced Registered 500-Hour Yoga Teacher, she is certified as a teacher of several styles of yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. She has studied Zen for over thirty years and in 2012 was designated as a senior Dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen (Worcester, Massachusetts). She offers classes in Greenfield, MA, and Naples, FL, where she lives with her husband Richard Rumelt and their two dachshunds, Stella and Oscar. Richard and Jean have two daughters, Anna and Libby, who live in New York City. For more information about Jean, her classes and media resources, please go to www.yogaforrelaxation.org.
Michelle Antonisse, illustrator, is an artist living in Los Angeles and an educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her previous illustration work includes Veggiyana: The Dharma of Cooking (Wisdom Publications, 2011).
Frank Jude Boccio, author of the foreword, is an interfaith minister who integrates the practice and philosophy of yoga, Buddhism, and Ayurveda. He is a certified yoga teacher/therapist through the Bateman Institute on New York City and is the author of the bestselling Mindfulness Yoga.