Yoga and Body Image

Yoga and Body Image

25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving your Body

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: Woodbury, Minnesota : Llewellyn Publications, [2014]
Edition: First Edition
ISBN: 9780738739823
Branch Call Number: 613.7046 KLEIN
Characteristics: ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Guest-Jelley, Anna


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LPL_LizS Apr 17, 2018

A much needed look at privilege and power in the Western yoga community- this book collects essays from yoga practitioners who don’t fit the traditional view of Western yogis. The essays are short and fun to read. This collection provided me with some much needed inspiration for my practice.

persistentone Jun 05, 2015

Really good. Not as whiny, privileged and academic-minded (after all, this is about commercial classes and yoga culture; and co-written by a college professor—not about yoga the practice) as I'd suspected it would be.

Consciousness-raising has no minimum or maximum net worth and is not passé. Marianne Elliot, in particular struck a chord and went one better on shame (experienced in yoga) in her essay than Gary Zukav ever would.


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