Today marks the publication of Xiu Yang: Self cultivation for a healthier, happier and balanced life by Mimi Kuo-Deemer.

Released by Orion Spring, this insightful non-fiction guide helps its readers to find inner balance in order to achieve outer radiance…

For centuries, Chinese sages, rulers and spiritual seekers have embraced a simple yet powerful principle to enable them to live in harmony with the Source of nature and all life; the art of ‘self-cultivation’ or, xiu yang. Xiu yang works with the idea that we can steadily nurture our capacity to being fully human and fully awake. Like a field that is patiently cultivated to optimally grow the nourishing and healthy crops, we can undertake practices aimed at smoothing out the roughness and irregularities in our bodies, minds and spirits in order to produce a deep, lasting spiritual happiness.

Xiu yang promotes the idea that inner balance leads to outer radiance: in order to be in harmony with the world, we must first be in harmony with ourselves. By tending to the field of our own bodies, hearts, minds and relationships, we can start making positive changes within our lives and in the lives of others.

In this nurturing lifestyle guide, Mimi Kuo-Deemer champions the contemporary value of adopting this ancient approach. Through a combination of practices from meditation and mindfulness to yoga and qigong, Xiu Yang offers a fresh approach to finding balance and bringing peace into your life, home and community.

Xiu Yang has received high praise ahead of publication:

“Exquisite… for anyone interested in building a sustainable life that is imbued with vibrant healthy, mental and emotional clarity, and the most basic human need of all: happiness” Donna Farhi, author of Yoga Mind, Body, Spirit

“A treasure chest for the heart and mind, a potent tonic for body and breath, and a vibrant life essence for the spirit” – Simon Low, Principal of the Yoga Academy

“A beautiful and timely gift” Sifu Matthew Cohen, Sacred Energy Arts Founder

“Profound and powerful” Noman Blair, author of Brightening Our Inner Skies

Mimi Kuo-Deemer is an internationally recognised teacher of yoga, qigong and mindfulness meditation. Her YouTube channel has had 3.8 million views, with her 8 Brocades Qigong Practice reaching more than 2.2 million. She is a graduate of Stanford University and SOAS, where she received a distinction in her MA in Traditions of Yoga and Meditation. She is the co-founder of Beijing’s first and leading yoga studio, and helps run the Glow Fund charitable trust, a charity that helps disadvantaged Chinese and ethnically Tibetan children receive life-changing orthopaedic operations. She lives in Oxfordshire.

Mimi is also the first non-fiction author to be interviewed for our new series. You can check it out here!