• enLIGHTened

  • How I Lost 40 Pounds with a Yoga Mat, Fresh Pineapples, and a Beagle Pointer
  • By: Jessica Berger Gross
  • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (60 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An absorbing, entertaining diet memoir with humor, empathy, and yoga.Meet your new best yoga-and-healthy-eating friend in this smart, accessible, and funny memoir of dieting and discovery.

For years, Jessica struggled with fluctuating weight and bouts of unhappiness. Like many of us, she found comfort in food and craved cigarettes and self-confidence. Then one day Jessica took her first yoga class in Katmandu. She lost 40 pounds and changed her life forever.

In enLIGHTened, Jessica shares the core principles of yoga philosophy—not the poses and postures, but the ancient system of ideas that lies behind them, drawn from a 2000-year-old text called the Yoga Sutras. The inspiration for this memoir-driven diet and health book is studied by devout yoga students and teachers, and offers answers to eating smartly, living right, and losing weight.Jessica goes beyond yoga's merge into mainstream—beyond trendy diets, unsustainable exercise routines, and the quest for the perfect figure. Using spiritual philosophy, and personal stories everyone can relate to, she sets the reader on a journey to self-acceptance, personal peace, and long-term health.

©2009, 2012 Jessica Berger Gross (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Inspirational

I will listen to this again so that I can focus only emotional eating. I will need to hear this author's story so that I put an end to my destructive relationship with food.

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Thought provoking

I don’t know as much about yoga as some who have read this book, but this book made me think about yoga, vegetarianism, getting healthy, and many other things. I took a lot away from it. I think I feel like I can try some of the things mentioned in this book.

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yoga for life

great emotional, spiritual and educational balance. honest and trusting. so glad I read this book.

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Good story, narrator takes getting used to

Great story and effective advice. The narrator has a voice too mature for this story which is largely from the woman's younger life. fhe delivery is also stiff and she seemed to be pronouncing things with more of a Japanese flare when reading sanskrit. still I really like this book and all it contains s