Sewing (Pattern Companion Series)
Author: Sterling Publishing Company
This is for the seamstress who knows her way around a needle and thread, but wants more great projects and new techniques to add to her repertory. Anyone with some experience will find something to delight, instruct, challenge, and inspire--whether it's surmounting a frustrating fitting problem, finding the perfect present, or discovering an ingenious way to make use of vintage linens. Four information-rich sections feature fabulous accessories, eye-catching wome's clothing, handsome children's wear, and baby gifts and toys, while the introduction covers everything from tools to measurement charts. Sew an Asian-style eyeglass case, monogrammed memory album, jointed teddy bear, doll's clothes, bibs and burp cloths, a girl's floral dress, chenille jacket, and many other lovely things.
Spiritual Roots of Yoga: Royal Path to Freedom
Author: Ravi Ravindra
Rather than a hatha how-to guide with asanas and step-by-step instructions, The Spiritual Roots of Yoga explains yoga's origin and underlying philosophy. The book dives straight to the heart of the yogic tradition embodied in the figure of Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita, an understanding broadened through an examination of Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. It then provides the framework for an accessible comparison between yoga and Christian, Buddhist, and other systems of thought. The author of several acclaimed interfaith studies, Ravi Ravindra writes from a deep understanding of not only the philosophy but the context from which yoga evolved, as well as its standing within the community of religious thought and practice, offering practitioners and other spiritual pilgrims a deeper appreciation of the tradition.