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Yoni Shakti: A Woman's Guide to Power and Freedom Through Yoga and Tantra [Paperback]

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli , Nirlipta Tuli
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Book Description

28 Jan 2014
Packed with fascinating real life stories and vibrant testimony, as well as history and philosophy and practical guidance, Yoni Shakti is about freedom and power, encompassing yoga, sex, health and spirituality. Always refreshing, irreverent and inspiring, Yoni Shakti brings womb yoga, Goddess-focused tantra and vibrant feminism together in an astonishingly potent combination.

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  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Yogawords Ltd; 1 edition (28 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906756155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906756154
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 17.7 x 3.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A beautiful book that will both empower women in their practice of yoga and show how the fundamental origins of yoga can be found in a more intuitive and feminine approach." Angela Farmer, leading teacher and creator of The Feminine Unfolding

About the Author

Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD is a yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer and retreat leader with special expertise in women's health, including birth, pre- and post-natal yoga, and yoga for positive menstrual health and fertility. She lives in Stroud, UK.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
There is a wealth of broad ranging knowledge in this comprehensive book. The author utilizes confident storytelling which is underpinned by obvious academic rigour to explore many subjects that relate to women and the safe practice of yoga. The book however is not timid and invites the wild yogini to embrace her power offering practical and intelligent ways to do so. I often felt a sense of homecoming as I reflected on my own practice and the ways that we sometimes go against our own feminine wisdom in pursuit of more male oriented goals. There is enough in this book to keep a beginner occupied for years and for teachers there is much to explore and question.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have yoga text 8 April 2014
I bought this on Saturday and cant believe how powerful it is. A yoga book written for me - a feminist yogini. The opening chapters are interesting and I've started to work with the practices. I think it will take years to become comfortable with them all but I'm really looking forward to getting there. This should be on every woman's bookshelf as well as every serious yoga student's or teacher's.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Yoga Book 16 Mar 2014
The best book on yoga on my shelf.
If not the best book on my shelf!
From the picture on Amazon I thought it was small but its huge and packed with such beautiful designs !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yogic Epic! 18 July 2014
This is an epic of a yoga book. As a feminist and a teacher of yoga, I have always sought out the teachings and writings that nurture these aspects and are wholly respectful of both and am so very pleased that Yoni Shakti ticks all the boxes and more for me. Much of what is written has reinforced previously held knowledge, but so refreshing to see it come together all in one place. There's something for everyone really, and I am hard-pushed to pick out anything in particular. If your path is that of the Divine Feminine, then this is your go-to in yoga books. Also good to see it in black and white long-held views of mine that up until now, I had been fearful of voicing due to the perception of 'disloyalty' to yoga or the tradition. It is wonderful to be able to free the voice around these [often grey] areas. Would be wonderful to see this on all teacher training recommended reading lists, especially if we are to re-balance the approach of teaching and to empower future teachers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i wept for the yogic truth in this book... 25 April 2014
By Su
I cannot recommend this book enough. As a yoga therapist with 750+ teacher training in India, I had begun to struggle with my practice in recent years. I found my intuition guiding me away from the ‘traditional’ teachings under which I have trained. Uma, the beautiful powerful Uma, explained why. The book is extensively researched – 700 pages long and is the missing piece in the yoga jigsaw. I literally wept whilst reading the first few pages because I felt it as a deep and forgotten truth, it was a homecoming for my practice. I would encourage you to financially express your gratitude for the work undertake by this amazing teacher directly from the site - yonishakti.co and encourage a world where we honour each other for our gift and teachings directly. (rather than multinationals that sap our souls for profit!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommended read. 18 Aug 2014
This is an exceptional yoga book. Like all great reads it has been very thoroughly researched by a prolific, tireless and conscientious yogi, Uma Dilsmore-Tuli. I believe this is her fourth book and probably her most impressive and one can only begin to wonder what this leading women's author might turn her pen to next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it now! 13 July 2014
Yoni Shakti is a complete and perfectly written guide to understanding and experiencing the profound power that we have as women. Lost amongst years of discrimination, oppression, cultural and familial patterns, this book will help you to grasp where we have been and to come home to what is. Nestled and rooted in deep tradition and wisdom, Yoni Shakti offers personal anecdotes, case studies and practical guidance to coming home to your source. To accompany this book is also an incredible website yonishakti.co where a plethora of pictures, audio practices and films are posted. A radical, forward thinking and must have book for EVERY women
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 July 2014
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This is the book, I have been waiting for!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stuff.
This book has completely revolutionised my thoughts and practice. I feel more 'me' with every page turned and every exercise tried. Such a relief, and such a joy.
Published 16 days ago by Cryn Horn
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a joy to hear a woman speak her truth with such ...
A revolutionary, fierce, truthful, hearty book which made me laugh as well as cry at times. Such a joy to hear a woman speak her truth with such verve and passion. Read more
Published 21 days ago by carlym
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST for the contemporary yogini
Uma's wisdom and knowledge is wonderful. Yoni Shakti is a MUST for the contemporary yogini's library as it reveals the importance of women in the history of yoga. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ali woozley
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional!
This is a treasure, an invaluable book. I haven't read it all yet, but as soon as you flick through the pages, you realize how precious it is. Read more
Published 1 month ago by lisa
5.0 out of 5 stars A unique book
This is the book I've been waiting for without knowing it! I had been questioning the practices of yoga whilst still remembering how wonderful it can be,but had started to feel a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Grace Barry-Tait
5.0 out of 5 stars *Girl Power*
Chinnamastā says it all on the cover. Amazing contents, context and exploration of the beautiful feminine energy. Thankyou Uma for leading us in...proud to be a young woman!!
Published 2 months ago by Lilli Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a masterpiece!!
I have been lucky enough to train with Uma, and was very excited to read this book. I have not been disappointed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs. C. E. Mitra
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you!
I bought the long anticipated book Yoni Shakti by Uma Dinsmore-Tuli a month ago and have found it hard to put down!
I am a devoted yoga practitioner for 18 years. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joanna Thaw
5.0 out of 5 stars the ultimate Yoga Bible
This is a masterpiece by Uma Dinsmore Tuli. Many readers will have had the benefit of her pregnancy yoga book.... well this is now the mother of all yoga books. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Eluned Haf Wigley
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