Downward Dog, Upward Fog (Paperback)

By Meryl Davids Landau

Alignment Publishing, 9781936586356, 296pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2011

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"An inspirational gem that will appeal to introspective, evolving women"--ForeWord Reviews
Foreword Reviews named Downward Dog, Upward Fog a fiction-book-of-the-year finalist.

This is the book that introduces Lorna Crawford.

Lorna Crawford has a great boyfriend, longtime friends, and a well-paying job as special-events coordinator at a premium ice-cream manufacturer. But, out of sorts and filled with self-doubt, the 33 year old soon realizes that what she really wants is to stay on the spiritual path she keeps diving off of. Lorna jump-starts her efforts at a silent yoga retreat. But after returning from the mountain, she quickly loses her connection in the face of scheming coworkers, judgmental girlfriends, and, especially, her overly critical mother. Lorna also wrestles over her future with her boyfriend, a hot guy who takes her to the hottest places, but who can't discern a meditation cushion from a toad stool. Reading spiritual books, such as those by Eckhart Tolle and Jon Kabat-Zinn, and visiting a channeler and energy healer move Lorna forward, but her confusion remains.

Lorna's seeking is put to the ultimate test when personal tragedy strikes. Will she come to truly understand that living spiritually has little to do with how you pretzel yourself on the yoga mat (although she gets plenty good at that), and everything to do with embracing the twists in everyday life?

About the Author

Meryl Davids Landau is an award-winning writer whose work has been published in numerous national publications, including O, the Oprah magazine, Reader's Digest, Glamour, Self, Redbook, Huffington Post, and Whole Living. She is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner who personally relates to the struggles main character Lorna Crawford has in implementing the spiritual teachings she knows so well. Downward Dog, Upward Fog is her debut novel.