The Pleasure Is All Yours
By Rachel Allyn
- Shambhala Publications07/27/2021Pages: 312Size: 6 x 9ISBN: 9781611808582Details
Reconnect to your inner sense of pleasure and joy through embodiment practices, which put you in touch with the natural wisdom of your body and enhance your ability to connect with others.
In this time of increased fatigue, loneliness, and anxiety, disconnection from our bodies and from each other is at the core of our personal pain and our collective suffering. Women in particular are rewarded for and expected to participate in self-denial.
By weaving together historical and cultural commentary, humorous and poignant anecdotes, and experiential tools backed by science, The Pleasure Is All Yours is a step-by-step guide to help you release barriers to receiving life’s pleasures and deeper connections with others.
In this timely guide, holistic psychologist, relationship and sex therapist, and yoga teacher Dr. Rachel Allyn introduces bodyfulness, an embodiment method she developed to help you to awaken into your body's own capacity for healing and deeper connection. Allyn explains how bodyfulness can connect you to four essential and overlooked types of pleasure—sensual, playful, lively, and erotic—which overlap in many ways, and helps you identify what can inspire your own pleasure in each category.
Through bodyful activities such as breathing exercises, mindfulness, yoga, auditory release, and dynamic movements, this book helps you reunite with your inherent wisdom and soulful delight.RelatedCheck items to add to the cart orAuthor BioDR. RACHEL ALLYN, PHD is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified yoga instructor, public speaker, and relationship columnist. She is the founder of YogaPsych, PLLC, a psychotherapy practice for adults that blends Western medicine with Eastern philosophy, and connects the mind with the body. She has been in private practice for almost fifteen years working with individuals and couples dealing with sexuality, intimacy, and relationship problems as well as trauma, depression, anxiety, and loss. She's been quoted in books and magazines including Yoga Journal, Women's Health, Outside, Good Housekeeping, and Cosmopolitan.Praise
"The Pleasure Is All Yours is a powerful and timely invitation to unapologetically reclaim our joy by seeking the source of our happiness from deep within! Dr. Rachel Allyn deftly unpacks the complexities of pleasure, including how trauma and cultural conditioning often deny us this natural part of our self-expression to the detriment of our health and wellness. She provides practical, theoretical, and spiritual insights (as well as embodied practices) that challenge our perspective, ignites our imagination, and illuminates the sweet, sensual, and always deserving journey toward self-love. I highly recommend this beautiful and informative book for all seekers of joy." —Seane Corn, author of Revolution of the Soul, co-founder of Off The Mat, Into the World
"This book is an essential roadmap for anyone needing to enhance their relationships and reconnect to their vitality. Incorporating both humor and the latest science, Dr. Allyn expands on mindfulness with bodyfulness: a crucial practice for our disembodied times. The Pleasure Is All Yours offers insightful and groundbreaking ways to transform and flourish from the body up. It inspires the reader on a path to thrive and reclaim healthy human pleasures so that we can harness our resilience and joy. I am so grateful to have this tool to offer my clients and students." —Melody Moore, founder of Embody Love Movement Foundation
"The Pleasure Is All Yours is a book that is desperately needed by our society right now. Dr. Rachel Allyn helps us to reclaim our connection to joy, intimacy and pleasure in an easy-to-read book that gives practical tools for everyone. When we grow up, we don't learn about pleasure. This book helps reacquaint us with how to relate to ourselves and others in a meaningful way. Dr. Allyn takes a holistic approach by looking at the body, mind, and spirit. She teaches us with a variety of tools taken from Ayurvedic medicine and her own work as a psychologist and mind/body practitioner. I highly recommend this book because we all deserve more pleasure!" —Denise Wiesner, LAc, author of Conceiving with LoveSelected Reader Reviews