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Do Your Om Thing

Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life

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YOGA, MEET LIFE.

Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during an otherwise hectic week. For a brief moment we’re able to let our worries melt away and feel relaxed, centered, and fully ourselves. Have you ever wondered how it would feel to bring that experience out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life?

In Do Your Om Thing, master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog OmGal.com Rebecca Pacheco shows us how to do just that. The true practice of yoga, she says, goes deeper than achieving the perfect headstand—it is about bringing awareness and intention to every part of our lives. In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today.

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Rebecca Pacheco

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Rebecca Pacheco is the author of Do Your Om Thing, as well as a yoga and meditation teacher and speaker. Previously, she founded and wrote the popular blog OmGal.com (2008-2015) and created the Runner’s World Yoga Center. She studied English Literature at the University of Richmond and frequently writes for The Boston Globe on a range of mind-body topics. She lives in Boston.

Reviews

“Rebecca Pacheco is a refreshing new voice on the yoga scene, reminding us of what balance, flexibility, strength, humor, and yes, integrity and wisdom, are all about.” —Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners

“Rebecca is a strong bridge between fitness and spiritual awareness. Her work points us to the pertinent potential for our inner life, and offers much relevant clarity in the world of wellness.” —Elena Brower, author of Art of Attention

“In this beautiful, open-hearted book, Rebecca turns ancient yoga concepts into important contemporary life lessons... Readers will love exploring yoga in this space with her.” —Priscilla Warner, bestselling author of Learning to Breathe and co-author of The Faith Club

“Pacheco presents a balanced view of how yoga aligns with modern life…her thoughtful approach to yoga’s ancient underpinnings is applicable to new and seasoned practitioners alike.” —Publishers Weekly

“It’s hard enough to find ourselves with all the information out there telling us who to be.... Pacheco encourages us to look no further than where we are, while giving us a concise manual of years of yoga tradition to help us navigate our own paths.” —Katherine Jenkins, author of Lessons from the Monk I Married