Sit with Less Pain - Praise

Gentle Yoga for Meditators and Everyone Else


200 pages, 8.5x10" inches


ISBN 9780861716791

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“Learn to sit in contemplative practice longer and translate simple yoga movements into creating ease in daily, routine tasks like sitting at a desk. Jean Erlbaum's presentation is straightforward and clear, with just enough detail for nonexperts to understand how to do the simple poses she outlines. She helpfully categorizes into upper-body, midbody, and lower body. Chair-based postures are included for those whose lack of mobility limits them from getting up from and down to the floor. Erlbaum's gentle stretches and well-designed sequences can help people with chronic pain, stiffness, or a limited range of motion.”
Yoga Journal
Sit With Less Pain is a very useful book, which could potentially benefit many meditators who aren’t confident about attending formal yoga classes, yet who need help dealing with the inevitable aches and pains that arise during meditation.”
Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

“Jean Erlbaum's book is a true blessing for everyone who has a body. Everyone should own this amazing book.”
—Melissa Myozen Blacker, coeditor of The Book of Mu

“Whether you spend your days in the temple or in the boardroom, Sit with Less Pain is the perfect companion guide to remaining comfortable and pain-free. A must-have for everybody who sits!”
—Willa Miller, coauthor of The Arts of Contemplative Care

“Not only do my eyes see the beauty in this much-needed book for meditators and anyone who sits on any chair, my heart is happy that we finally have this well-mapped-out guide. Thank you Jean!”
—Lakshmi Voelker, founder of Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga

“Jean Erlbaum's book, Sit with Less Pain, is a  treasure that guides the practitioner on a pathway to a deeper connection with the body. The book is an expression of skill in both the clear descriptions of gentle yoga postures and also with the accessible and beautiful format. Engaging in the learning presented in this book has the potential to strengthen self-efficacy and ease in daily living and support greater stability and wakefulness with meditation practice.”
—Florence Meleo-Meyer, Director, Oasis Institute for Professional Education and Training

“For one whose decade long yoga practice was what first offered the invitation into the world of meditation, I am grateful to Jean Erlbaum for this wonderful and beautiful book that demonstrates, with superb illustrations, the intricate connections of the “body mind”. In my house I have yoga books in one area and dharma books in another. Jean Erlbaum’s book belongs next to the meditation cushion, not only as a helpful tool but also as a constant reminder that it is all one practice.”
—Barbara Bonner, author of Inspiring Generosity

“This book should be required reading for all meditators. Jean presents the wisdom of her many years of teaching yoga and practicing meditation in a form that is clear and welcoming. She gives instructions to stretch parts of the body that are especially vulnerable in meditation poses and lays out some lovely routines for combinations of these poses that we can do on a daily basis. I highly recommend this book as a tool for all meditators—to nourish and protect our bodies as we do the physically demanding (and rewarding) work of meditation.”
—David Rynick, Abbot of Boundless Way Zen Temple and author of This Truth Never Fails