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  • Series: Rodmell Press Yoga Shorts
  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Rodmell Press; F First Edition Used edition (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930485301
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930485303
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,330 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Charlotte Bell began practicing yoga in 1982 and began teaching in 1986. Guided by her teachers, Pujari and Abhilasha, founders of the Last Resort Retreat Center, in Duck Creek, Utah, she has blended the practice of yoga with that of Insight Meditation since 1986. She teaches workshops and retreats around the intermountain West and has served as faculty at several of Donna Farhi’s international yoga teacher trainings in the United States and Canada. Each year, Charlotte teaches yoga on women’s river rafting trips. She is currently board president for GreenTree Yoga, a nonprofit organization that brings yoga to underserved populations throughout Utah.

Charlotte is the author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life, published by Rodmell Press. She serves as a consultant for Hugger Mugger Yoga Products, and writes the blog on their website and a pose-of-the-month column for Catalyst magazine. She has modeled in asana photographs for Hugger Mugger Yoga Products catalogs and for Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Shambhala Sun magazines.

A lifelong musician, Charlotte plays oboe and English horn with the Salt Lake Symphony and serves on their board of directors. She also performs regularly with the Scherzando Winds (a woodwind quintet), blue haiku (a chamber folk quartet), and Red Rock Rondo (a folk ensemble whose CD, Zion Canyon Song Cycle, has been released worldwide. In 2010 Red Rock Rondo’s hour-long TV special won two Emmy Awards for best arts and entertainment special and best musical composition. The DVD also won a NETA (National Educational Television Association) Award for program production. Charlotte began writing feature articles for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 1991 and has been invited to collaborate on a book about the festival’s thirty-five-year history.

Charlotte lives in Salt Lake City with her partner, Phillip Bimstein, and her three cats. Visit her website at www.charlottebellyoga.com and on Facebook and Twitter (@MindfulYoga).

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The book is well illustrated and extremely easy to read and understand.
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As a charter member of the Stiff Old Guy's yoga club I truly wish this gem of a book had been available when I sat my first long meditation retreat.
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It includes a FAQ section as well as six themed sequences developed from the postures included in Part 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Knox on January 13, 2014
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As a charter member of the Stiff Old Guy's yoga club I truly wish this gem of a book had been available when I sat my first long meditation retreat. Here you have precise instructions for the full range of sitting, supine and walking meditation postures and a carefully crafted set of short asana routines that can be learned quickly and practiced regularly without taking a lot of time.

There's clearly been a great deal of care taken to hone the material down to just the essentials, and what I appreciated even more than the book's precision and brevity was the author's kind and gentle tone throughout. She not only shows us what to practice, she models how to practice, and that makes a good book into a real gem.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RonW on August 12, 2013
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I was looking for a book that described basic poses to help a sitting practice and this book fits my needs nicely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tina on October 23, 2012
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Anyone who has read my blog over the last years knows that I am a huge Rodmell Press fan and when I read and consult their wonderful books, I find my love affair with this publisher simply continues to grow :)

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Yoga for Meditators is a new read for me and I found myself instantly hooked (again!). Written by a yoga teacher who has first hand knowledge on the subject matter, the first thing I was asked to consider is the fact that for many of us (certainly for me!) sitting and simply "being" is a huge challenge. While people who regularly meditate might not understand this, I have a hard time just sitting.

Bell considers this and has written this book with this main thought in mind. Divided into various sections, she explores the subject by discussing it and then proceeding to step by step tips and methods designed to help us meditate - to basically "quiet our body" as Bell suggests.

I especially loved the section "Alternate" positions - which encourages to mediate throughout our day - whether we are walking or doing any other type of activity.

The book is well illustrated and extremely easy to read and understand. You certainly do not have to be a pro at yoga or meditating to practice the techniques in this book.

I loved it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Allcorn on December 14, 2012
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This might be better titled "Asanas for Meditators." Nevertheless, this is a great help in teaching the early stages of meditation when students have trouble sitting comfortably for long periods. The advice on the hip and shoulder joints discomfort and how to alleviate it was worth the cost of the book. I immediately put the ideas and practices to work in my classes letting my students try out the different cushioning suggestions. A must buy for teachers who want to include some meditation instruction.
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NOTE: I received a free copy of this DVD to review for the site Metapsychology Online Reviews; please see that site for a more detailed version of my review.

As author Charlotte Bell explains in her Introduction, traditional asana practice is in fact intended to prepare the body for meditation. However, through her own meditation practice of many years, Bell came to the realization that sitting in meditation presents particular physical challenges, and so she designed YOGA FOR MEDITATORS to address these issues.

Bell begins helpfully with setting up an appropriate seated posture for meditation. Here she goes above and beyond the usual suggestion to use support to attain a comfortable seat. Rather, Bell explores the advantages and disadvantages of different types of support, from cushions to blankets to a chair, reviewing specifics about how to find the best match and then offering tips for further refining the seated posture. She concludes the information on seated posture with intention setting, which includes a brief overview of relaxed breathing.

Once Bell has provided an overview of sitting, she then introduces postures to prepare the body for seated meditation. This is Part 2 of the book, and it is divided into several sections: Waking the Spine, Relaxing the Base, Softening the Shoulders, and Quieting the Body-Mind. The postural descriptions are meticulously detailed, offering information on props, benefits, contraindications, and modifications. For virtually every pose, Bell suggests variations, especially if one is experiencing any discomfort in the posture.

Part 3 addresses the practice of yoga. It includes a FAQ section as well as six themed sequences developed from the postures included in Part 2.
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