Ladies this is a must read! This is a book you will want to keep by your side for the rest of your life. THE WAY of the HAPPY WOMAN Living the Best Year of Your Life was written by Sara Avant Stover. This book goes into great depth of how to live in accordance with nature and your soul.
Prior to modern times, our ancestors lived more according to natures daily, seasonal and yearly rhythms. Women were more in sync with their cycles and their health was not at risk from all stresses of modern life. In this book, Stover shows the reader how to live more simply and natural in the rhythm of a woman’s cycle. Her book is divided into the four seasons. ‘When we honor spring’s seedlings, summer’s vibrancy, fall’s harvest, and winter’s solitude, we harmonize our inner and outer world’s.’ (TWOFHW)
Sara gives quality recommendations on how to nurture the body, invigorate the mind and uplift the spirit. Her book also has yin and yang yoga practices for each season as well as recipes and self-reflection techniques.
On a personal note, I have found this book to be very essential for owning my own womanhood. Although I have not struggled with some of the menstrual issues that other women have struggled with, I have struggled with emotional outbursts and intense emotional struggles through the years of my cycle. I have always accepted and perceived my cycles as not being bad, but I have also ignored my cycles in the way that I haven’t allowed myself to rest and nurture myself on the level that it needs to be nurtured. I have found in the past that I still swam a mile and a half or practiced a more yang yoga flow during the first two days of my cycle. In reality, these are the days that a woman should be taking it easy and practicing more feminine exercises such as restorative/yin yoga or a grounding walk through nature. This book has helped me awaken to those more nurturing aspects of myself and has taught me more in depth how to slow down during this time of the month.
I highly recommend this book for every woman. Whether you are just starting your menses or you are in post menopause.
“Rest in the nest of this beautiFULL book, and allow it to soak in and beam itswisdom 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