Jessamyn Stanley Every Body Yoga
April 8, 2017•13 min
“I wrote this book for every fat person, every old person, and every exceptionally short person. I wrote it for every person who has called themselves ugly and every person who can’t accept their beauty. I wrote it for every person who is self-conscious about their body,” Jessamyn Stanley writes. Jessamyn Stanley is a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes. The self-professed “fat femme’s” trademark confrontational approach to tackling big topics—fat-shaming, body image and the media, the tyranny of unattainable beauty standards—has garnered her a fanatic following, national media attention, and acclaim as an internationally celebrated yoga instructor whose fans flock to her sold-out classes. In her debut book EVERY BODY YOGA: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body (Workman), Stanley offers an unprecedented new guide to yoga for anyone whose aspirations have been tempered by insecurity. The result is an accessible, uplifting, and often hilarious approach for everybody, and every body. Presenting a refreshing paradigm shift in the approach to Modern yoga, Stanley’s democratic method is centered on the truth that yoga isn’t about how one looks, but how one feels. To that end, her own deeply personal memoir is woven throughout the easy-to-follow instructions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color.