The Yoga of Sailing spiritual autobiographyLeaping free from the world into spiritual experience.

fs-circle-500pxA romp with Alice, her daughter Emily and father Roger, on a sailing adventure through the Pacific. Sailing is the protagonist of the story, the sails, the sea, the winds and the destination.  

While Emily is missing her boyfriend, Alice is falling in love with her mystical beloved – that is until she finds  Cornelius to fall in love with. The confusions multiply. Alice spins fantasy and reality, the mystical and sexual into an all-consuming romance. 

Alice journeys into nature, soaring on the wings of freedom, caught in a mystery she doesn’t understand. She knows that these wondrous experiences don’t last, they don’t solve anything, but she’s stuck. Ordinary life seems mediocre and unfulfilling. She and Emily share an ordinary world as they back pack around Fiji, but when Alice is on her own she disappears into the miracle of mind and turns the jaunt into a double adventure. She can’t let any of it go. 

Alice embraces the sailing, exploring, cycling – capturing the detail, the beauty, the poignant conflict – making new discoveries every day. She is searching but she doesn’t know what she is searching for, what is driving her, so she questions it all, frustrating everyone around her. She is careening full steam towards something, be it disaster or salvation.

These sailing and spiritual musings — and many more — are detailed in Dyana’s Anchors in an Open Sea trilogy, beginning with book 1: The Yoga of Sailing.