Yoga by the Stars: Practices and Meditations Inspired by the Zodiac

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Llewellyn Publications
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7.4 X 9.2 X 0.7 inches | 1.15 pounds

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About the Author

Jilly Shipway (Shropshire, UK) is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher with more than thirty years of teaching experience. She has been studying the chakras and integrating chakra-inspired yoga practices into her own home practice and her yoga classes and courses for more than twenty years. Jilly regularly contributes to various publications including Yoga Magazine, Spirit and Destiny magazine, Llewellyn's Witches' Datebook, and Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book. Visit her at


"Through years of her own personal exploration, Jilly Shipway has crafted a series of simple and accessible yoga practices that invite us into our own exploration of the symbols and archetypes that inspired our ancestors...This book will be a gift for your intuitive heart."--Summer Cushman, MDiv, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, creator of the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons

"Jilly's rich and sensitive writing helps us to unpack each of the twelve signs, along with its associated color, planet, element, and key qualities...The writing is intelligent and thought-provoking, every page holding a new insight or reflection...This book is an absolute gem."--Judy Brenan, British Wheel of Yoga teacher and foundation course tutor

"Jilly Shipway has brought the power of zodiac imagery to yoga in a way that is engaging, accessible and powerful...There's a wealth of knowledge in this book, presented in a fun yet thought-provoking style. The practices are clear yet deep, brimming with ideas...This is a fabulous book, one to treasure and plunder regularly."--Deana Morris, editor of Spectrum BWY, yoga teacher

"In combining astrology with yoga, Jilly Shipway has created a thought-provoking and fun new way to enjoy these ancient arts. Yoga by the Stars assigns each of the twelve zodiac signs a mixture of themes, yoga sequences, affirmations, chants, visualizations, and meditations."--Linda Poole, yoga student and astrology enthusiast

"This delightful book describes a wonderful link between the two ancient practices of yoga and astrology, using this connection as an aid to our daily yoga practice and meditation...I love the idea of using the properties of each sign to inspire yoga practices, to encourage visualizations, and to cultivate affirmations."--Jill Carr, experienced yoga student and astrologer

"An ingenious way of creatively combining ancient and modern teachings on yoga, astrology, meditation, astronomy, guided imagery, and more. The practices given by Jilly Shipway are clear, accessible, and thoughtful. They are as practical as they are inspiring...Overall, your understanding of yourself, others, and of the universe we share will expand beautifully."--Julie Lusk, author of Yoga Nidra Meditations

"A fascinating, highly original read for anyone interested in yoga and/or astrology. It doesn't matter if you know a lot or a little about either subject. It's a joy to read and follow, but its beguiling simplicity belies a greater depth and breadth...It works on so many levels in so many ways, there's something for everyone."--Lindy Roy, viniyoga teacher

"Jilly has created an essential and transformative toolkit for teachers and practitioners of yoga alike...Jilly skillfully weaves yogic philosophy and practices together with thought-provoking visualizations and meditation questions to explore the turn of the zodiac wheel within oneself."--Jill Amison, senior yoga teacher and empowerment leader

"This book offers up to the yoga community various ways to weave astrological elements into our variety of yoga practices...Jilly embodies wonderfully the phrase, 'Earth below, sky above and peace within.'"--Lindsey Porter, yoga tutor and author of Whirlpools Yoga and the Balance of Life

"Jilly Shipway invites us to deepen our personal journeys with zodiac-inspired yoga practices. Yoga by the Stars is a unique approach to deepen self-awareness and support transformation. This book is rich in knowledge about astrology and offers a variety of yoga movement and meditation practices as well as affirmations to lead you to your inner starlight."--Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT, founder of Yoga for Eating Disorders and author of Body Mindful Yoga