• Pause, Rest, Be

  • Stillness Practices for Courage in Times of Change
  • By: Octavia F. Raheem
  • Narrated by: Octavia F. Raheem
  • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

1 title per month from Audible’s entire catalog of best sellers, and new releases.
Access a growing selection of included Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
Your Premium Plus plan is $14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Pause, Rest, Be  By  cover art

Pause, Rest, Be

By: Octavia F. Raheem
Narrated by: Octavia F. Raheem
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $13.29

Buy for $13.29

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Restoring your body, mind, and spirit amid change is an act of courage, empowerment, and hope. This warm, powerful guide will help you honor the changes and spaces in your life with purposeful rest and reflection.

If you're trying to push your way through endings, beginnings, and places of uncertainty, only to find yourself more confused, disconnected, tired, and uncertain, this book will hold and fortify you. Yoga teacher and activist Octavia Raheem offers us the motivation and guidance we need to restore ourselves in the midst of all sorts of change. Change in our lives — whether it be welcome, joyful, challenging, or more subtle — presents us with the opportunity to pause and gather our energy to work with whatever lies ahead.

Drawing wisdom from yoga philosophy and her many years of teaching experience, Raheem offers us the motivation and guidance we need to restore ourselves in the midst of all types of change. She gives us three simple restorative yoga poses (savasana, side lying pose, and child’s pose), and offers short teachings, reflections, and practices to see us through times of ending, beginning, and liminal/transitional space. She shows us how slowing down, stillness, and deeper connection to our own transitions empower us to move through collective shifts with more grace — and what it means to navigate shifts and change with presence and courage.

©2022 Octavia F. Raheem (P)2022 Shambhala Publications

What listeners say about Pause, Rest, Be

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    19
  • 4 Stars
    3
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    4
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Pause and read this book

I was so encouraged by this book. I read it over the course of weeks. I have setup a much better proactive self care for myself. I savor slow moments and was really moved by the words of Octavia Raheem. I loved that she read it. If you are feeling anxious and overwhelmed, read this book. Watch how you slow down and savor little moments. I will definitely be returning back to this one. Thank you, Octavia for sharing your wisdom!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Job Octavia!

This author did an incredible job of having me reflect on pivotal moments in my life and reminding me to pause, rest and be. She followed a restorative theme that took me on my life’s journey. I am so thankful for your ability to stand and be brave because you have planted a valuable seed in my life.

Thanks Sis

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Deeply healing book for times of uncertainty

I recently went through a big life change of losing my job. I’ve felt fear, sadness, anger, and relief. It feels like I’m free-falling in the dark unknown. This book helped me feel less alone and gave me restorative practices for centering myself, feeling what I feel, and moving through the emotions. Octavia is wise beyond belief and I’m grateful she wrote this book.

Thank you for trusting the universe, I hope to do the same ♥️.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Soul enriching and full of beautiful wisdom

What a beautiful find. Full of wisdom, perspective, and compassion for our human journey….Octavia would love to have coffee with you and know you as friend! Thank you for sharing your courage and life story.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

beautiful rest practices & thoughtful reflections

I am so grateful to have the chance to hear this book spoken aloud by the author; it really helps guide me through the rest practices and reflections in a deeper way. Highly recommend