Every Body Yoga

Every Body Yoga Author Jessamyn Stanley
ISBN-10 9781523500208
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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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.

Every Body Yoga

Every Body Yoga Author Jessamyn Stanley
ISBN-10 9780761193111
Year 2017
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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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.

Yoga XXL

Yoga XXL Author Ingrid Kollak, Phd, RN
ISBN-10 9781617051685
Year 2013-07-24
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Demos Medical Publishing
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Yoga XXL shows you how to create a safe, enjoyable, and effective yoga practice no matter what your age, size, shape, or physical fitness level. Yoga is not just for the lean and limber. With modified postures and props, everyone can experience yoga's many health benefits including increased flexibility, strength, stamina, balance, energy, and calm. For the person who has never done yoga before or the regular practitioner looking to refine their practice at home, Yoga XXL includes: Practical information about clothing, mats, and equipment Over 50 postures in a variety of positions including seated, lying down, and standing, chosen specifically for people with larger bodies and those with limited mobility Variations to accommodate every body shape, size, and fitness level to ensure comfort and safety Postures to ease back aches, tight muscles, and joint stiffness Quick daily routines to help recharge and relieve stress throughout the day Detailed instructions and photos illustrating each pose, and much more. WithYoga XXL you'll have everything you need to bring yoga - and more health and wellness - into your daily life immediately.

Yoga Bodies

Yoga Bodies Author Lauren Lipton
ISBN-10 9781452156163
Year 2017-03-28
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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Artfully capturing yoga's vibrant spirit, Yoga Bodies presents full-color yoga-pose portraits of more than 80 practitioners of all ages, shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and skill levels—real people with real stories to share about how yoga has changed their lives for the better. Some humorous, some heartfelt, others profound, the stories entertain as they enlighten, while the portraits—which joyously challenge the "yoga body" stereotype—celebrate the glorious diversity of the human form. Handsomely jacketed and richly visual inside and out, Yoga Bodies is a coffee table–worthy contemplation, a meaningful gift, and a source of endless inspiration for anyone seeking fresh perspectives on how to live well.

Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image Author Melanie Klein
ISBN-10 9780738741772
Year 2014-10-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors—including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried—discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you’ll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body. Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body. 2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual 2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit

Curvy Yoga

Curvy Yoga Author Anna Guest-Jelley
ISBN-10 1454920661
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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Yoga is for everyone not just the young and lithe! Because Anna Guest-Jelley understands what it s like trying to force yourself into poses that won t take and feeling short of breath, she created Curvy Yoga to embrace all shapes and sizes. She rolls out a welcoming introduction to the practice, along with personal stories of growth, classes gone awry, clueless gurus, and the fat-shaming that pervades the yoga scene. "

Big Fit Girl

Big Fit Girl Author Louise Green
ISBN-10 1771642122
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Greystone Books
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In Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and unleashed her inner athlete--as well as showcasing similar stories from other women--Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same. Green also provides concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one’s relationship with food. And she stresses the importance of paying it forward--for it is only by seeing plus-size women in leadership roles that other plus-size women will be motivated to stop trying to lose weight and get fit instead.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga Author Marilyn Wei
ISBN-10 0738219363
Year 2017-06-27
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Da Capo Lifelong Books
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While 36.7 million Americans practice yoga, there are still plenty who don't yet: in fact, half of all Americans profess interest in this ancient tradition and more studies show the benefits of yoga for stress reduction, physical fitness, and chronic conditions each year. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is a comprehensive guide that gets to the true healing heart of yoga and its latest research, through the techniques that authors Marlynn Wei and James Groves have used to great success with their clients. With a streamlined eight–week program, illustrations, adaptable sequences, principles of yoga safety, and an unpacking of the “eight limbs” of yoga—including breathing techniques and meditation, The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga is a medically sound overview of the practice, from a known and trusted brand.

Big Gal Yoga

Big Gal Yoga Author Valerie Sagun
ISBN-10 1580056598
Year 2017-07-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Seal Press
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Instagram star Valerie Sagun is a powerful voice in the body-positive movement: With 120,000 followers on Instagram and constant traffic on her Tumblr site, readers love her for her fearless message and insights on the benefits of yoga for all bodies. Rejecting the idea that all yogis have to be skinny white women in fancy Lululemon gear, Valerie—size 22, mixed race, and tattooed—offers readers all of the inspiration and guidance they need to become yogis at any size. Yoga has long been one of the most popular fitness trends in the U.S., and the body positivity community is now bigger than ever. The success of TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life and model Tess Holliday prove that there's a growing audience of women longing to see themselves represented on the screen and in the pages of books. Big Gal Yoga is perfect for everyone, from yoga novices to more experienced yogis. And while Valerie provides plenty of tips for plus-size yogis, anyone can follow her yoga instruction. Her message of body positivity is also a universal one-no matter the insecurity, Valerie's honest advice and encouragement can help anyone find self-love through yoga.

A Beautiful Work in Progress

A Beautiful Work in Progress Author Mirna Valerio
ISBN-10 1503943399
Year 2017-10
Pages
Language en
Publisher Grand Harbor Press
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Runners' vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for "Did Not Start" and DNF for "Did Not Finish," but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for "Did Not Quit." Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from the dusty back roads of central New Jersey to the busy Route 222 corridor in Pennsylvania to the sweltering deserts of Arizona. When you meet her on the trail, you might be surprised to see she doesn't quite fit the typical image of a long-distance runner. She's neither skinny nor white, and she's here to show just how misguided these stereotypes can be. In this prejudice-busting, body-positive memoir told with raw honesty, an adventurous spirit, and a sharp sense of humor, Valerio takes readers along on her journey from first-time racer to ultramarathoner and proves that anyone can become a successful athlete.

Aim True

Aim True Author Kathryn Budig
ISBN-10 9780062419743
Year 2016-03-29
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Are You Ready to Discover What Aim True Means to You? Yoga teacher and inspirational speaker Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to encourage others to set their intentions and goals, no matter how lofty, and work toward them while staying true to themselves. In Aim True, Budig extends her empowering message beyond the mat. Life is an adventure that is meant to be explored, challenged, and fully lived. The best part? When you approach life with an open mind and heart, the possibilities are endless. Allow Budig to be your guide along the journey with: • A 5-day purification process • 6 yoga sequences to put into practice • Over 85 recipes to seduce your inner Top Chef • An introduction to meditation • Homeopathic self-care and beauty recipes Whether your goal is to love who you are right now, reshape the way you view food, develop a meditation practice, or discover new ways to embrace the great balancing act that is life, this holistic approach to yoga, diet, and mindfulness has something for you. Filled with vibrant photographs and whimsical illustrations, this guide is as beautiful as it is life-changing.

Fat Yoga

Fat Yoga Author Sarah Harry
ISBN-10 1742579310
Year 2017-06-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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Scrolling through social media, you could be forgiven for thinking that yoga is the purely the domain of teeny-tiny, thin, flexible girls, clad solely in the latest crop tops and shorts, sipping green juices and watching sunsets everyday. But you don't need to fit this mold to embrace and enjoy yoga. The practice of yoga is over 4,000 years old and can (and should) be enjoyed by people of all sizes. Fat Yoga embraces the 'yoga for all' ideology. All bodies, all ages, all abilities. This book is a step-by-step 'how to' guide to yoga, with variations to suit the less mobile or flexible. It's also jam-packed with helpful, practical advice, such as how to keep your boobs out of the way during practice. Covering the history and science behind yoga, postures for every situation and gratitude (including self-compassion, body image, to soothe and calm) as well as restorative yoga and chair yoga practice, Fat Yoga the perfect book for yoga enthusiasts of every level and body type. Connect with your body and explore its physicality in a safe way emotionally, physically and spiritually, in the comfort of your own home.

The Untethered Soul

The Untethered Soul Author Michael A. Singer
ISBN-10 9781458727374
Year 2009-10
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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Presents advice on ways to free oneself from habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit one's consciousness.

Do Your Om Thing

Do Your Om Thing Author Rebecca Pacheco
ISBN-10 9780062273390
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Yoga, Meet Life. Sometimes an hour-long yoga class is the only chance we get to connect meaningfully with our bodies and our minds during a week otherwise full of work, family, and the daily grind. Have you ever wondered how would it feel to bring that experience of awareness and calm out of the yoga studio and into your everyday life? After all, we know that practicing yoga can give us a leaner body and more sculpted limbs, but isn't its most important benefit the way it makes us feel? In Do Your Om Thing, master yoga teacher and creator of the popular blog OmGal.com Rebecca Pacheco shows us that the true practice of yoga is about much more than achieving the perfect headstand or withstanding an hour-long class in a room heated to 100 degrees. "Yoga is not about performance," she tells us, "it's about practice, on your mat and in your life. If you want to get better at anything what should you do? Practice. Confidence, compassion, awareness, joy—if you want more of these—and who doesn't?—yoga offers the skills to practice them." In her warm, personal, and often hilarious prose, Rebecca translates yogic philosophy for its twenty-first-century devotees, making ancient principles and philosophy feel accessible, relatable, and genuinely rooted in the world in which we live today. And by illuminating how the guiding principles of yoga apply to our modern lives, Rebecca shows us that the true power of a yoga practice is not physical transformation, but mental and spiritual liberation.