Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body. by Jessamyn Stanley

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body.

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 ho...

Title:Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body.
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ISBN:0761193111
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:219 pages

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body. Reviews

  • Elaine
    Nov 27, 2016

    I need a paper copy of this amazing book! This is the inspirational story of someone who struggled to fit into the classic image of a yoga practitioner but was resilient and determined, so much so that she truly is inspiration in encouraging others to persevere and have a go. The book is part memoir about the author’s experiences and also celebrates some of her achievements, gives background information on the different types of yoga and equipment options but it is also a fun guide to basic yoga

    I need a paper copy of this amazing book! This is the inspirational story of someone who struggled to fit into the classic image of a yoga practitioner but was resilient and determined, so much so that she truly is inspiration in encouraging others to persevere and have a go. The book is part memoir about the author’s experiences and also celebrates some of her achievements, gives background information on the different types of yoga and equipment options but it is also a fun guide to basic yoga poses. The memoirs are written in a conversational style, you could imagine Jessamyn Stanley is chatting to you about it all whilst reading them. I admit to not appreciating the repeated use of a certain (f) word but that’s me being me and I know most people won’t worry about it.

    One of the best bits about the poses is that they aren’t demonstrated by the stereotypical skinny, flexible blonde but by all shapes and sizes of people. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, the photos motivating, I’d never tried yoga before but even I could follow these! This is a book for everybody, regardless of their body shape and it certainly one I’ll be looking out for when it is actually released. It even has an inspirational tag line - “Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body.” I intend trying to do just that! Hope it inspires others, too.

    Many thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation. This is my honest review.

  • Book Riot Community
    Jan 31, 2017

    Out in April (I know!), Stanley’s book is beginner-and-advanced guide to yoga basics; there are incredible photos of each asana featuring bodies of all shapes and colors, along with notes on how to safely find comfort in each of them. But like yoga itself, this isn’t a book about how to make shapes or find a way to make your body twist in impressive ways.

    It’s about the “why.”

    This book is half about why one would ever want to try yoga, how one could ever find a beginning, and it’s half about why

    Out in April (I know!), Stanley’s book is beginner-and-advanced guide to yoga basics; there are incredible photos of each asana featuring bodies of all shapes and colors, along with notes on how to safely find comfort in each of them. But like yoga itself, this isn’t a book about how to make shapes or find a way to make your body twist in impressive ways.

    It’s about the “why.”

    This book is half about why one would ever want to try yoga, how one could ever find a beginning, and it’s half about why it is Jessamyn took up the practice herself. It’s an intimate look at life’s challenges and how letting go of your own damn ego is the first step in finding fulfillment and success in whatever it is you set your mind to doing. Stanley is open and honest about her mental health, including addictions she struggled with and some of the lowest, most painful, parts of her life. She mixes those stories in with FAQs from new yogis, along with short sequences that can help people find mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.

    Even for those who don’t practice yoga or have never had an interest, this book would be an excellent one to borrow because of how it turns perceptions of the yoga life upside down and digs deep into some of the stereotypes or beliefs about it and how it’s been rendered in Western culture/pop culture. For those who practice yoga, want to practice yoga, or want to support brave, fat babes who know how to talk to you to keep your attention wrapt, this book is a buy. It sound absolutely, positively be a buy for any yoga teacher or yoga studio, as it’s the kind of book that would help teachers who haven’t themselves been struggling with body size, fatness, or the stigmas surrounding fat bodies making shapes find ways to encourage and welcome all bodies into their studio.

    from Buy Borrow Bypass: Fat Girls Have Stories, Too

  • Vikki
    Jun 10, 2017

    This book is a great guide for anyone that is uncomfortable with their body and hesitant to do yoga. Jessamyn goes through how to use props as well as the type of yoga and yoga class etiquette. She makes the readers feel at ease with telling her journey into yoga and her feelings about being bigger than what she perceived as socially acceptable.

    I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

    I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for review consideration.

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