Our ancestors adhered to the daily, seasonal, and yearly rhythms of nature by necessity, but modern life overrides these cycles, compromising women’s health and happiness. In this book, Sara Avant Stover shows how simple, natural, and refreshingly accessible practices can minimize stress and put us back in sync with our own cycles and those of nature. When we honor spring’s seedlings, summer’s vibrancy, fall’s harvest, and winter’s quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds. Sara’s recommendations nurture the body, invigorate the mind, and lift the spirit. Illustrated yin and yang yoga sequences, one-day season-specific retreats, enticing recipes, and innovative self-reflection techniques make it easy to reconnect with the essential.
“Filled with health-promoting delight, pleasure, and truth. Just lovely.” — Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom “In The Way of the Happy Woman, Sara Avant Stover offers hundreds of baby steps — simple yet deceptively profound — toward living a happier, healthier, more balanced life. Even a few of these, practiced regularly, could be transformational. Highly recommended!” — Timothy McCall, MD, medical editor of Yoga Journal and author of Yoga as Medicine “Rest in the nest of this beautiFULL book, and allow it to soak in and beam its wisdom to you. Your way is that of the happy woman, and these words will awaken, inspire, and deeply support you on your way-finding.” — SARK, artist, creative fountain, and author of Glad No Matter What.