|Book - Pathway to Wellness|
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I found the subject matter in the first of her three-part trilogy to be both absorbing and inspirational. I think that what sets this ‘self-help’ book apart from so many others of a similar nature on the shelves, is the obvious passion that permeates each page, and the conviction and sincerity with which it is written. Jennifer is also courageous in revealing the personal challenges she had to overcome in her quest to discover meaning in her life, and her experiences give depth and substance to the story, and make the reader feel that ‘if she can do it, so can I’.
It is obvious that Jennifer not only talks the talk, but has indeed, walked the walk. I endorse the principles she espouses, and feel that this book, will go a long way in helping people to discover, as Jennifer says, a whole new attitude and life, and indeed, “a whole new you.”
Review of Pathway to Wellness – Stress Management and Emotional Balance
Pathway to Wellness is a comprehensive treatment of using Kundalini yoga techniques to improve and maintain a balanced state of being.
Jennifer’s revealing personal story draws the reader into her journey. She shows her pain and vulnerability, and recounts how she has transformed her life. Her straightforward telling helps me realise that is possible for myself and each of us to change our lives.
She relates how stress is something for which we need to take personal responsibility. Chapter Two on the Wellness revolution shows that wanting to change ourselves is something that many people are doing and there is support when we embark on a journey for change.
Jennifer’s pathway has strong spiritual basis, holistically entwined with our physical, mental and emotional selves. She describes this clearly with a useful description of the seven chakras.
More than half the book is the section on yoga postures and breathing techniques, which are the fundamentals of her pathway to wellness. The techniques are clearly described so that you can follow them without other instruction besides the book – although clearly having a teacher and attending classes will be beneficial. The photos of Jennifer doing the yoga postures are a testament to how well she is. They have been annotated with arrows to aid your personal practice at home. If you are not able to attend classes or want some help in between classes, you will find this section can be your guide. It is a stand-alone section even if you don’t read the other chapters. Of course your practice will be enhanced with more thorough understanding of the yoga as described in the other chapters.
The final chapter is called Taking Action, and is full of helpful suggestions that again make me realise that I too can change my life to be what I want it to be. The suggestions range from doing positive affirmations, to journaling, to how to timetable yoga practise into your life, and how to practically change your diet.
I would recommend this book if you are beginning to think about making some positive changes in your life, or are already on the pathway to wellness and want a guide along the way.
Academic coordinator - Wits BA Hons Publishing Studies
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Pathways to Wellness is an extremely insightful and creatively written book. It is packed with practical tools and techniques for living a more balanced and stress free life especially for modern day living. I love that Jennifer’s techniques are easy to follow and understand and that it encompasses mind, body and soul. It is a must read for anyone seeking greater clarity and fulfillment in their life. Ivana - Demartini Method Facilitator
This book resonated very powerfully with me: I have always tended to rush madly from one self-induced crisis to the next, expecting the worst of every situation. The challenges that life presents tend to come as problems that must be endured or battled instead of as opportunities to experience, learn from and possibly even enjoy. As this book teaches, I’ve found that it is indeed attitude that attracts the type of experience one receives and that what one expects is what tends to manifest. Sustained anxiety has indeed resulted in all kinds of physical ailments, fortunately none critical. A few years back, I was first introduced to yoga and the results were significant, positive and sustained. This book is a welcome return to the concepts implicit in yoga that I found so helpful before. It reinforces the good practices and is an all-round inspiration to reinvent one’s life in a more positive and relaxed form. It does not advocate avoiding issues, but regarding them in a new uplifting and ultimately meaningful way. It instills the hope that one can indeed change one’s life for the better.Denise Venter
Jennifer - what an amazing story you have to tell. You had me enthralled from beginning to end & your words create a sense of power, peace & direction. It has given me a boost to the beginning of my day - so thankyou
An inspiring book that follows the authors process and journey from successful business woman to a victim of mental and physically abusive relationships to well respected and admired health, wellness and yoga instructor. Her path to peace is not simple or short or a quick fix solution. Jennifer takes you on a journey that needs to be appreciated every step of the way. Her lessons printed at the end of this book enable you to let go and accept your full spectrum of emotions, getting to know yourself again allowing you to make mistakes along the way. After all, the main focus of this book is to make you understand you are part of a much bigger picture. And most importantly, you have to realize that only you have control over your emotional responses and reactions and they can be changed for the better. So it's also down to you to make sure you purchase this book and change your life just like I have.
Laura van Niekerk - Freelance writer and yogi in training!
Een van die beste Joga boeke. Veral as jy 'n beginner is, ek geniet die oefening baie.Dankie Jenni
For a long time I felt like I was a stranger to my own body & then I joined your yoga classes. From then onwards I learnt to appreciate my body & work with it to find the balance I so desperately needed in my life.
When you launched your book & I read it, I just knew that another miracle was about to happen in my life. I have dealt with a lot of ups & downs recently and when I feel a little low I reach for your book & read it again. It has a special place next to my bed so its the 1st thing I see in the morning & the last at night.
I no longer suffer as badly from migraines and have applied your guidelines & wealth of knowledge to help me through the stressful times.
I cannot THANK YOU enough for transforming my life. Can't wait for the new books, and more!
Love & light Sandi
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Thank you, am reading your book, Path to Wellness. Am still reading the bit on your experience which I think is such a wonderfully powerful thing to do, as its in telling our tales that we not only heal ourselves but the many other women who r in need of healing, in need of knowing that there is nothing wrong with what they allowed themselves to endure coz they r on a path of self-realisation. I too had stopped looking in a mirror coz I couldn't stand this woman that would stare at me with zero confidence, zero goals, zero soul n spirit. And thru various decisions I have had to take or the Universe has supported me in making am able to give of myself to others, inspire and share with others to bring healing. We cannot as women give to our children n spouses that which we do not have for ourself. Thank you. Bontle Matlou