Thank you, NetGalley, Jilly Shipway, and Llewelyn Publishers, for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Yoga by the Stars includes yoga practices inspired by the zodiac wheel; this consists of asanas, meditations, visualizations, and breathing exercises. I’ve honestly never considered the symbolism between yoga practice and zodiac signs, yet reading the book and completing some of the sequences, it feels very intuitive.
The book is broken into two parts. Part one focuses on Shipways approach to blending yoga and the zodiac wheel. Part two leads you through each month and the corresponding zodiac sign and yoga sequence to accompany that sign.
Jilly Shipway does an excellent job of providing information on the zodiac wheel, the poses, the breathwork, and mantras to get even the most novice yogi going. With the intention of improving health and wellness, mind, body and soul you will move through the months of the year gaining valuable personal insight. The book is filled with a wealth of information. As a yoga teacher, I enjoyed her creative sequences and will incorporate this into my practice and with my students. Yoga by the Stars will make a wonderful gift to any yoga student (beginners included!) or yoga teacher.