Jessamyn Stanley is an inspiration. A yogi who breaks all stereotypes and> a body postive advocate. Jessamyn’s new book “Every Body Yoga” is an empowering guide for anyone and> everyone who wants to practice yoga. Breaking away from the stereotypes, and> teaching us how to enjoy yoga. It isn’t about weight loss, but about strength and> self acceptance.
The book is a great guide to some fundamental yoga poses. With full colour photos, and> great tips on how to improve your practice. There are also sequence suggestions, to help you develop your own practice. Jessamyn also answers questions frequently asked by beginners. Including what to expect in a class, and> more personal questions such as what happens if I fart in a class!
“You don’t have to embody anything other than your truest and> most honest self in order to practice yoga”
What I love about this book is not only that it’s a great guide to yoga which it is. But more importantly it’s the message it portrays and> the barriers it breaks down. Jessamyn shares her own experiences, struggles and> accomplishments throughout the book. I think Jessamyn’s experience of her first class is everyone’s nightmare, I always feel awkward when I try a new yoga class. There are a lot of preconceived ideas that you need to look a certain way, be a certain age or already be flexible to enjoy yoga. But that is not what yoga is about. And Jessamyn is here to shout about that. Her passion for making yoga accesible to everyone is evident on every page.
This book is a must read for beginners and> complete newbie yoga goers, but can also be a great tool for more advanced yogi’s. If you want to check it out, you can order it here: Every Body Yoga
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