This fun guide reinvents yoga for modern life—presenting poses for anyone who spends way too much time waiting!
Often times we get bored or frustrated or even angry when we find ourselves waiting. But what we should do instead is recognize that waiting is a gift. Be glad when you’re stuck in traffic or put on hold. Be grateful when the waiting room is full. Be happy when you miss your flight. Give thanks to the date that never shows up on time. Why? Because now you can turn mindless waiting into moments of mindfulness and build up your strength, poise, and flexibility. You don’t need a studio or a yoga mat or fancy yoga pants to practice yoga. All you need is normal, everyday life and a little bad timing. After a while, you’ll develop an amazing attitude both inside and out!
Paired with Markus Abele’s photography, these 30+ yoga poses will give you something to do with all that extra time spent waiting around. Yoga While You Wait has the ideal pose for every pointless pause—and for every body and level of flexibility. From ardha chandrasana at the traffic lights to simhasana in a traffic jam, this book introduces you to yoga—in real life situations. Judith aligns helpful tips and humorous advice with precise instructions. You might even find yourself looking forward to the wait!
Judith Stoletzky is an award-winning creative director, communication designer, copywriter, and author. She splits her time between Hamburg, Germany, and Ottawa, Canada. She develops concepts for advertising, magazines, and books. She is always searching for the funny in the serious, the crazy in the rational, and the quirky in the normal. She reluctantly attended her first yoga class at the age of 12 and, after many years of practicing, completed an Ashtanga Vinyasa teacher training in India in 2016. She has published three other imaginative books, which are centered around great Italian cooking, Picasso on the Côte d'Azur, and baking sourdough bread as a humorous allegory of mindful living.