About the Book
The Book: Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty,Bravery, and Body Image
The Authors: Melanie Klein & Anna Guest-Jelley
Recommended and Reviewed by Maggie Johnson
Why You Should Read It
When asked if any of the DDY instructors would be interested in contributing a book review for our studio’s blog, I knew this was a perfect opportunity to share, and even celebrate my latest read, Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery, and Loving Your Body, with anyone who would listen. The stories in this book could mirror any of us that have ever had an experience with this thing called “yoga.” One woman grapples with the shame of believing that the tightness of her hips was a direct reflection of an inability to let go, while another man speaks to using his practice of yoga to build the strength to face a lifetime of self-degrading thought patterns and addiction. Contributors range from the creator of CurvyYoga, Anna Guest-Jelley, to singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette, with people of different race, sex, gender, and of course, bodies, all represented.
About Our Reviewer
Maggie has been teaching at DDY since receiving her 200hr RYT certification in 2016. She is a soulful instructor who draws on her own life experiences when holding space for her classes. You can catch her teaching Chiram Flow every Saturday, and Hot Chiram Flow on Mondays. She also shares time teaching Sustainable Power Flow on Tuesdays, Yin/Nidra on Wednesday, and Ebb & Flow on Fridays.
Where to get Your Copy
To find your very own copy of Yoga and Body Image, look no further than the DDY lobby. Several copies are available to purchase.
If you are interested in learning more about yoga, body image, and body positivity, check out the following websites.