Body Electric: Book Club - What We Say Matters
"What we Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication" By Judith Hanson Lasater and Ike Lasater
For yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater and her husband, mediator Ike K. Lasater, language is a spiritual practice based on giving and receiving with compassion. In What We Say Matters, they offer new ways of communicating. Long-term students of yoga and Buddhism, the authors blend the yoga principle of satya (truth) and the Buddhist precept of right speech with Marshall Rosenberg's groundbreaking techniques of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The authors offer practical exercises to help readers in any field learn to:
- diffuse anger
- make requests rather than demands
- understand the difference between feelings and needs
- recognize how they strategize to get needs met
- choose connection over conflict
- extend empathy to themselves and others
Would you like to delve deeper into conversations about how to bring our yoga practice into our lives off the mat? The Body Electric Book Club will give you an opportunity to do just that! We'll be reading and discussing books by yoga teachers and practitioners, as well as books that reflect upon a mindful way of life.
Our Facebook group is here: The Body Electric Book Club.