Its A Long Way To The Floor is a true story of how yoga
changed the life of a hot dog-eating, sports-loving, weight-lifting,
Mr. Corporate America from the inside out.
When my yoga practice became more than a weekly pastime, I
began undergoing subtle but incredible physical, mental and
spiritual changes. But because I initially didnt understand
those changes, I struggled through them as one would walk in
the dark. The exciting thing is, once I realized what was happening
to me, not only was my progress and enjoyment elevated to new
levels but my stress related illness which had brought me to
yoga in the first place, had all but disappeared.
Though writing this book sometimes felt like trying to put
smoke in a cage, Ive strived to capture the true essence
of what Ive learned from my practice and from some of
the best teachers of our time. But dont worry. The book
is lighthearted and begins with a summary of my life, just to
prove that Im normal and dont walk around wrapped
in a white robe and talking to myself!
Its A Long Way To The Floor, covers everything from how
to physically and mentally let go and enjoy your practice to
detoxification, patience, honesty, stress management, the mental
side of stretching, confidence, meditation, contentment, anger,
how to address injuries, the conflict between lifting weights
and your yoga practice and how these lessons can be applied
to everyday life.
You may be wondering what qualifies me to write this book?
Quite simply, Im the guy next door. Im the guy you
see going to work, raising the kids, mowing the lawn and walking
the dog. Im an ordinary guy to whom these wonderful, extraordinary
changes are happening. Which means, they can happen to you too.