Every Body Yoga

Every Body Yoga

Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love your Body

Book - 2017
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"From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It's a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. It's a how-to book: Here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color. It's a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. Most of all, it's a book that changes the paradigm, showing us that yoga isn't about how one looks, but how one feels, with yoga sequences like "I Want to Energize My Spirit," "I Need to Release Fear," "I Want to Love Myself." Jessamyn Stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Workman Publishing, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780761193111
Call Number: 613.7046 STANLEY
Characteristics: ix, 222 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Subjects: Stanley, Jessamyn.
Yogis -- Biography.
Hatha yoga.
Physical fitness.
Body image.


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Oct 31, 2018

I wanted to just read about yoga. Run away!!

Uses a ton of words like "Cis-gendered", " Cultural Appropriation" and "CE instead of AD".

Jessamyn reminds you to genuflect because you are "appropriating" eastern culture. She also swears constantly, it is an overused technique to make her seem more "accessible" but it just makes her seem extremely crude.

This book is so Marxist it's obnoxious.

DPLjosie Jan 23, 2018

A beautiful reminder that yoga is for everyone, with plenty of pictures and instructions to make it accessible. Stanley also delves into aspects of yoga beyond the asanas (poses) and highlights bits of her personal life to illustrate how she came to her practice.

Dec 27, 2017

This is about so much more than just learning yoga. Love it.

Part memoir, part instruction, all good. Jessamyn Stanley (who teaches in Durham!) shares her journey to yoga and self-acceptance via lots of rad nineties looks. Her tone is fun and totally relatable - you'll feel like she's talking to you (and motivating you), all while demystifying and de-snobifying the world of yoga. Love this book, love her.

Jun 13, 2017

Such a fantastic book. If you have ever considered yoga but couldn't picture yourself doing it, please take a look at this book.


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