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  • 12/2018
  • 9780648407560
  • 143 pages
  • $16
Whirlpools, yoga and the balance of life: Travel tales for the adventurous spirit
Sucked into a whirlpool… Discovering pre-Inca tribal remains… Breaking an ankle 5000 metres up the side of a volcano… These are just a few of the unexpected circumstances Lindsey Porter found herself in as she travelled to some of the world’s most incredible locations. For the first time these tales have been brought together in a collection that shares the unforeseen and often humorous outcomes, whilst revealing an insight into places that are a little off the tourist trail. They also track her amazing life-journey from being a Senior Project Manager working in Financial Services to travelling to India to train as a Yoga Teacher. Now a tutor for Yoga Scotland, she has written for the Huffington Post, YOGA, OM Yoga magazines and co-founded voicesofyoga.com – yoga podcasts listened to in over 70 countries. She is also a signatory of the Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport championing her yoga teaching community to help break down the barriers for people with mental health challenges to participate in activities such as yoga. Come and join Lindsey on her journeys and find out why the best travel tales are often unexpected.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 6 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 6.50 out of 10

Assessment:

Idea: With elements of travelogue and memoir, Porter delivers a lively account of her enviable international travels, replete with perilous adventures, insights, and excitement.

Prose: Porter's frank, conversational prose style is well-suited to the genre. While reflections on  lessons learned from her journeys may strike some readers as overly quaint or prescriptive, the work provides readers with a clear sense of the author behind the journeys.

Originality: Stories of world travel and venturing into unknown territories are hardly unusual, but Porter's voice is pronounced and engaging, while the author's passion for the study and teaching of yoga provides a somewhat uncommon thread.

Execution: Porter's story is peppered with intriguing encounters, warm reflections, and quiet moments of wisdom.

Date Submitted: October 03, 2019

Formats
paperback Details
  • 12/2018
  • 9780648407560
  • 143 pages
  • $16

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