We are excited to announce the return of the 4yoga book club! Thank you to those of you who told us that you missed these opportunities to gather together, to discuss a shared book…and to enjoy some refreshments!
For the reboot of the 4yoga book club, we have selected Johann Hari’s Stolen Focus: Why You Can’t Pay Attention and How to Think Deeply Again. Join Heather and Angie at the second-floor lounge at the studio on Sun., Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. For this community discussion, we welcome anyone interested in the book and its topic to join us.
In our practice of yoga and meditation, we work to become aware of where our focus rests—and how often our attention drifts away. We may, therefore, be especially aware of the current “attention crisis” in our culture, where teenagers are able to focus on a task for only 65 seconds and office employees’ attention averages only 3 minutes.
Our book for this discussion reveals 12 causes of the attention crisis and provides strategies for restoring our focus. If you prefer to purchase a book, many formats are available. If you prefer to borrow it, the Warren County Public Library holds print, e-book, and audiobook copies in its collection.
For February’s meeting, we expect to dive most deeply into chapters 1–9; however, we welcome you to attend regardless of how much or how little of the book you have been able to read. We hope you can join us to discuss what has stolen our focus and how we can work to get it back!
If you’d like to keep up with the event on Facebook, please indicate “interested” or “going” on its event page. We will provide a few snacks and beverages to accompany our discussion—if you are inclined and able, please bring something to contribute. Finally, if you were hoping to attend the 4 p.m. yoga class that afternoon, do not worry: our conversation will conclude in time for participants to move from the lounge to the studio for class.
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