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Somewhere, you know: ticking one more thing off your To Do list won’t make you truly happy. (Even if it’s grabbing a green juice after yoga class.) The frenzied pace of modern life makes it hard to hear that quiet, wise voice, deep within. But we can’t all spend a year in a cave in Tibet. And, after all: would you really want to do that? So … what’s a modern seeker of health, happiness, and spirit to do?

The key is tapping into your own inner wisdom, which always knows the way.

The Way of the Happy Woman is part memoir, part yoga and meditation guide, part cookbook, part journal … as told by a wise and loving girlfriend.

This best-selling handbook shows you how to:

  • Embody ancient, feminine wisdom through refreshingly accessible practices, suitable for even the busiest modern life.
  • Minimize stress and reconnect with the essential through simple mindfulness practices.
  • Indulge in seasonal yin and flow yoga practices for each season, designed especially for women’s bodies and hearts.
  • Nurture your body with easy, healthy, and delicious recipes for each season.
  • Tune into your inner wisdom through insightful self-reflection and journaling prompts.
  • Prioritize self-care and make time for rest and rejuvenation through mini-retreats and lifestyle rituals that spark your creativity and generate big shifts in your mood, relationships, and energy.
  • Tune into your feminine cycles and the rhythms of nature. Harmonize your inner and outer worlds by honoring spring’s seedlings, summer’s vibrancy, fall’s harvest, and winter’s quietude.

And so much more …

About the Author

Sara Avant Stover, a teacher of feminine spirituality and empowerment and a yoga and meditation instructor, bestselling author, and inspirational speaker, is the founder of The Way of the Happy Woman: a worldwide community based on the teachings and practices in her bestselling books, The Way of the Happy Woman and The Book of SHE.

As creator of the world’s first Women’s Yoga Teacher Training, the online program Reversing Our “Curse,” and The SHE School, Sara has taught tens of thousands of women worldwide. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post, Newsweek, and Natural Health and on ABC, NBC, and CBS.

Sara’s teachings, writings, programs, and communities support women of all ages to place the Heroine’s Journey at the heart of their lives. She teaches on feminine spirituality, lifestyle, healing, relationships, and more.

Sara lives, hikes, writes, and dances with mystery in Boulder, Colorado.

Chapter Outline

Part I:

The Basics

CHAPTER 1:

Keep It Simple

CHAPTER 2:

The Cycles that Heal

CHAPTER 3:

A Woman’s Inner World: Yoga and Meditation

CHAPTER 4:

A Woman’s Outer World: Sacred Nutrition

CHAPTER 5:

Preparing for the Way

Part II:

Spring

CHAPTER 6:

Coming into Being

CHAPTER 7:

In the Kitchen: Clean and Green

CHAPTER 8:

On the Yoga Mat: Revitalize and Transform

CHAPTER 9:

Spring Reflections

Part III:

SUMMER

CHAPTER 10:

Rejoicing

CHAPTER 11:

In the Kitchen: Colorful Celebrations

CHAPTER 12:

On the Yoga Mat: In Full Bloom

CHAPTER 13:

Summer Reflections

Part IV:

Autumn

CHAPTER 14:

Harvesting

CHAPTER 15:

In the Kitchen: Root Wisdom

CHAPTER 16:

On the Yoga Mat: Gathering Strength

CHAPTER 17:

Autumn Reflections

Part V:

WINTER

CHAPTER 18:

Listening

CHAPTER 19:

In the Kitchen: Staying Warm

CHAPTER 20:

On the Yoga Mat: Deep Rest

CHAPTER 21:

Winter Reflections

Praise for The Way of the Happy Woman:

It is pure pleasure to dive into this well-written and inspiring book full of tips, recipes, and practices for radiant and happy living. It feels like I have in my hands a box of chocolate for the soul.

Chameli Ardagh

founder of AwakeningWomen.com

The Way of the Happy Woman is about wrapping your arms around yourself in a thousand different delicious, embodied ways. This is sacred self-care, and doing it is urgently important. . . . Self-care opens the pathways for the energy, insight, and determination we need to face up to our global plight and find our particular way to make a difference.

Jennifer Louden

author of The Life Organizer and The Woman’s Comfort Book

The Way of the Happy Woman is a love letter to the feminine and a road map for you to find your way back home to your female body. It’s not about giving you answers that you don’t already have somewhere inside you or curing what ails you. Instead, it’s about reminding you of what already lies inside. . . . It’s so elegant and simple.

Kate Northrup

author of Money: A Love Story

With inspiring vision, Sara Avant Stover offers supportive, practical, and fun body-mind solutions to help women stay healthy throughout the year.

Bobby Clennell

author and illustrator of The Woman’s Yoga Book and Watch Me Do Yoga

With insight and accessibility, Sara Avant Stover inspires us to pull together the essential ingredients for living an intentional life, one we might truly call happy. The Way of the Happy Woman invites, encourages, supports, and celebrates women coming home to themselves in body, heart, and mind. If a book can act as a spiritual friend, this one does.

Sarah Powers

author and founder of Insight Yoga

The Way of the Happy Woman knocked my socks off! As a woman who already considers herself pretty ‘healthy’ and ‘connected,’ I was blown wide open with how vast and fruitful the possibilities for living a full and feminine life really are. Sara Avant Stover’s intimate writing style, tremendous wit and compassion, and in-depth knowledge of women’s bodies and emotional health have yielded a phenomenally life-altering piece of work.

Peach Friedman

author of Diary of an Exercise Addict

From the first page of The Way of the Happy Woman, I breathed a great sigh of relief. As women we are told to be warriors, smart, sexy, successful. We can have it all, but at what price? It seems all we really want is to be happy. Thank you, Sara, for helping us remember our true divine nature and making it so accessible.

Nischala Joy Devi

author of The Secret Power of Yoga and The Healing Path of Yoga

In poetic prose with the tender touch of a wise older sister, Sara Avant Stover offers up tips and tricks for simple, beauty-filled, mindful living. This book will cause you to rest, reflect, and rejoice all at once!

Kimberly Wilson

author of Hip Tranquil Chick and Tranquilista

In a time when women are running themselves ragged juggling their career, family, and more, Sara’s soothing words of wisdom remind us to slow down and pay attention to what really matters — health and happiness. The Way of the Happy Woman’s simple and practical suggestions will help you nourish your mind, body, and soul with mindfulness and compassion every day of the year.

Jennifer Lee

author of The Right-Brain Business Plan

Sara Avant Stover walks her talk. She knows suffering and has found a down- to-earth, practical, and uplifting way through it, which she offers here. This wonderful book is a must-read for every woman in search of greater happiness. Sara shows us that happiness is absolutely possible!

Ed and Deb Shapiro

award-winning authors of Be the Change

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