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Publisher's Summary

This program is read by the author and includes three exclusive bonus meditations.

Andrea Marcum's Close to Om is a practical and philosophical yoga audiobook that promotes and teaches mindfulness in both your yoga practice and your everyday life. 

Before Marcum was a sought-after celebrity yoga teacher, she was someone who thought she couldn't do yoga because she couldn't be still. Now, after 16 years of teaching yoga, she works with network executives, global brands, Hollywood actresses, and everyone in between. 

Yoga is the yoke of body, mind, and spirit, and in Close to Om, Marcum offers a guide to teach all three aspects of yoga. Showcasing Marcum's signature unique style, this program combines the teaching of poses with the exploration of yoga philosophy and insight into meditation and mindfulness. 

By the end of Close to Om, listeners will not only know a lot about yoga and its poses, but they'll also know more about themselves: who they are, what they want, and how to get there - on and off their mat. The progression in Close to Om is the architecture of every yoga practice - and will show listeners that how they do their yoga is how they do their life. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Andrea Marcum (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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  • Mari
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  • 01-27-18

Love this book. Very insightful!

Great philosophy and view about yoga teachings and how to bring it to you daily life. I totally recommend.

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Came at the right time in my life!

I am loving this book! This book came to me at a really amazing time. I have struggled a lot with body image & loving myself after having my son. So listening to Andreas book and hearing someone talk that's been where I am has been amazing. It sounds cheesy but it’s been so helpful getting me through a really hard transition.

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After meeting Andrea...

Had a talk with Andrea over her book signing in the Gulf. It happened to be during a Yoga class that she was instructing and she gave mention to her book being available on Audible:

She has an outward personality that can definitely expand your mind upon shortly meeting her, this is prevalent in her book and within her terminology even during our Yoga session. Finally, a strength alongside her touch on attention that will push you to perform. I recommend the journey.

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An insightful and wonderful journey

“Close to Om” takes the reader or listener on an insightful and wonderful journey. I truly felt myself growing along with not just the physical yoga practice but the theme: How you do your yoga is how you do your life. I had so many realizations reading the story that I also listened to the audiobook, narrated by the author. I feel that I really do approach much of life in the same way I approach a yoga practice and I appreciated the reflection I saw in this mirror of a book. I highly recommend this book to everyone. The results are worth every moment of the journey reading and listening to “Close to Om.”

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A fantastic and clear dive into the yoga practice.

What did you love best about Close to Om?

Andrea's straight ahead delivery, vulnerability, humor and knowledge make for a great read and a solidly relatable description of yoga and many aspects of the practice that are sometimes glazed over nebulously or omitted entirely in the modern class setting. I wholeheartedly enjoy this book.

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Listen...YOU MUST

This is amazing!!! Everyone needs to listen to this book. Andrea’s voice will draw you in and you will never want to stop listening!!!

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Amazing book for ANY yogi

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book--honestly, I didn't even know who Andrea was! I was so pleasantly surprised by how easy of a listen this book was. It was educational, inspirational, and informative. In this book Andrea tells you stories from her experiences, guides you through different exercises, and gives you little nuggets of wisdom that take you from your mat and through your everyday life.
I think it would be an awesome book for all yogis--from beginners to those who are advanced/very experienced! I was in a bit of a rut with my yoga practice, but this was just the inspiration I needed to get back on my mat.

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Great Book Read by the Author

What a great book This is a great product for advance and beginner yogis alike. I had such a great time listening to it that I recommended it to a few of my friends.

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