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

Every Body Yoga Book Cover Every Body Yoga
Jessamyn Stanley
Exercise
Workman Publishing
2017
232

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.

my Review

Have you ever read a book that made you just want to hang out with the author? This one made me do that. The down-to-earth writing style and engaging personal stories made this book a delight to read.
This is really half autobiography and half ‘beginners guide to yoga”. Jessamyn talks about her life, what lead up to her trying yoga, and her struggles with not being the stereotypical yoga practitioner.
The information sections are complete without being overwhelming. It’s very much a beginners guide to yoga, including sections for the history of yoga, products, the different types of yoga, and excellent photos of various positions. But this is really so much more than a fitness book. Jessamyn’s personal stories sprinkled inbetween the informational sections make this far more enjoyable to read. I highly recommend this for anyone even SLIGHTLY interested in yoga.

**I received this copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** Professional Reader

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