Permission to Rest

By Ashley Neese

We all have the power to transform our lives from the inside out by simply slowing down.

Resting is one of the most impactful practices we can adopt for self-compassion, emotional well-being, collective care, and environmental repair. When we take a few moments each day to pause, we are reclaiming the innate wisdom within our bodies and within the natural world: the wisdom of rest.

Permission to Rest is a timely manifesto and compassionate call to action. It is an invitation for you to pause, look inward, learn to feel your own rhythms, and value rest as a deeply healing, empowering, and spiritual way of life. This book is a revolutionary reminder that we have the power to transform our lives, our communities, and our planet from the inside out. It comes at a time when many of us are urgently being called to do so.

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 21 Dec 2023
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-0-00-865255-5
Ashley Neese holds an MFA from the California College of the Arts and is certified in breathwork, somatic trauma touch, Hatha yoga, and energy medicine. Her private sessions and workshops guide spirit seekers toward living with their hearts wide open. She works with clients all over the world, including BuzzFeed, and has been featured in Elle Japan, Vogue, Well + Good, mindbodygreen and the Nourished Journal. She opened the goop On Health summit and is a regular contributor to the goop site. She is also the author of HOW TO BREATHE (Ten Speed Press, 2019).

”'Ashley Neese is such a special teacher” - and you can feel her calming, beautiful presence throughout these pages. She’s exactly the person you want to show you how to truly rest.’ Gwyneth Paltrow, founder and CEO of goop

”'In my telehealth functional medicine clinic, I see all the time the negative impact chronic stress can have on a person’s physical health. And as a self-proclaimed JOMO (joy of missing out) enthusiast, Neese’s book shows us why slowing down is so important and exactly how to do so in a way that facilitates true rest and growth. It’s the guide we didn’t know we so desperately needed.” - Dr. Will Cole, functional medicine expert, and author of New York Times bestseller, Intuitive Fasting and Gut Feelings

”'Ashley’s approach to rest is a natural extension to her approach to breathwork, it's a simple invitation to invite more softness into your life - whenever you're ready.” - Erica Chidi, Co-founder and CEO of LOOM