Meditations on Intention and Being by Rolf Gates
In this new book, acclaimed yoga instructor Rolf Gates delves into how mindfulness and compassion can improve every aspect of our lives. Organized into 365 daily reflections, Gates gives readers the tools they need to incorporate the principles of Effortlessness, Nonviolence, The Spirit of Practice, Mindfulness, Compassion and Loving-kindness, Equanimity and Joy, and Intention and Being into their day-to-day routines. Through Gates’ instruction, everyone from yoga novices to experts can learn how to take mindfulness beyond the yoga mat and into every aspect of life.
Rolf Gates is the author of Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga. Gates hosts yoga retreats, workshops and teacher trainings around the world and online. His work has been featured in Yoga Journal, ORGINS, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure’s 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World. He is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. He is aslo a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern California. Gates serves on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Gates brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings. He and his wife, Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story, live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.
You can keep up with the author on Twitter @RolfGates.
Praise for Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness, and Compassion:
“An absolute gift. Rolf is able to take profound teachings and make them both personal and accessible. It’s like having a wise, compassionate friend in your ear, guiding you toward your own well-being.”
—Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now
“Gates reveals himself as a teacher whose intimacy, honesty, and larger intention to live and love well bring forth jewels of wisdom in this precious collection.”
—Shiva Rea, creator, Prana Vinyasa, author of Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of Life
“Rolf has done it again. These reflections are so down to earth and practical that you relax just reading them. If you are interested in living your life from the inside out, this is the book you want to start your day with.”
—Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance and Recapture the American Spirit
“A masterful work of art. My heart is more open, my mind is quieter, and my purpose is clearer after reading this extraordinary book.”
—Sarah Gardner, founder, Yoga Reaches Out