With a foreword by Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga School
In this book, a companion to An Offering of Leaves, much-loved Jivamukti Yoga teacher Ruth Lauer-Manenti (“Lady Ruth”) offers over forty more of the “dharma talks” that she gives at the beginning of each yoga class. Her reflections—complete with the Sanskrit verses that are the source of her studies, as well as the English transliteration and translation—are at once poignant and practical, and both minutely observed and expansive in their implications for our inner and outer lives. These teachings on yogic principles open up the emotional and spiritual pathways that allow us to deepen our yoga practice and go to the essence of the ancient wisdom contained within.
“A must read. The perfect companion to her first volume of teachings, An Offering of Leaves. Will leave you in awe of the infinite in the smallest grain of sand. Shows how the most extraordinary sacred jewels of existence lay in the seemingly mundane moment to moment.”—Jeffrey Cohen
“Sweeping the Dust is magical in the sense that it has changed my perception. Ruth pulls back the curtain to reveal the depth of everyday life. It encourages you to look within your heart. It is chock full of emotion. I laughed, I cried, I thought deeply. It was also a lovely present for my mom, and sister. Looking forward to her third book!”—Merissa Manley