In 2008 I was commissioned to write a book about IBS. I’d been writing features about detoxing and healthy digestion for some time as I’d experienced mild IBS since my late teens (I’ve since reversed this via my lifestyle, a combination of Ayurveda/Yoga/Meditation/Mindset & good nutrition).
In my book, Irritable Bowel Syndrome – The Essential Guide, Need2Know Books (2009, £8.99), I had the pleasure of interviewing leading digestive consultants and health professionals, from doctors to nutritionists, gastroenterologists and hypnotherapists for the low-down on this condition which affects roughly eight million people in the UK.
I wrote the book in a very accessible way, and packed it with practical and essential information and advice for a broad readership, from teenagers to parents (IBS very often begins, and is very common in teens and young people).
I can provide features and talks about my IBS/healthy digestion and the benefits of yoga to relieve IBS symptoms (e.g. yoga asanas which can help increase peristalsis and digestion, relaxation and visualisation techniques to help reduce stress).
In 2010 I was next commissioned to write another book for the Need2Know series – this time about my passion – Yoga. It’s called Everyday Yoga, the essential guide (2011, £9.99), and gives an exploration into yoga as a lifestyle, illustrating how to practice bite-sized bits of yoga each day, whether you have five or 50 minutes to spare.
Everyday yoga is an easy format manual for beginners, as well as for those revisiting yoga after a break, and is an ideal handbook for all the family, from children through to senior yogis, and for busy people who feel there are never enough hours in the day.
Reviews of yoga book
“..it’s easy to feel intimidated by complicated yoga poses, but what Sarah Dawson does in this book is make them achievable for those who want to get yoga into their daily lives…whether you want to tone your body, improve your posture or still your mind, this book will help you get started or recap what you’ve already learnt”
Spirit and Destiny magazine
“…written in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format”
Wellbeing Mag UK
Reviews of IBS book
“…Sarah Dawson has provided a comprehensive account on IBS, which affects around eight million people in the UK. Packed full of essential information and advice that is easy to read, the book covers topics including the medical treatments available, lifestyle changes to alleviate symptoms, food and nutrition, and a number of tasty IBS friendly recipes. Essential reading for anyone who suffers with this uncomfortable complaint”
Yoga Magazine, March 2010
“…For a new sufferer I would recommend this book…. I like its conciseness, and that it’s clearly laid out for quick reference. If I was having a book clear out, this is one I would hang on to”.
Suzanne Evans, Reflexions magazine
“Finding out as much as you can about your condition from a reliable source and talking to others in a similar situation can make a real difference to the way you cope… Try Irritable Bowel Syndrome – The Essential Guide by Sarah Dawson”