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Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On The Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley

Yoga is a workout regime focused on improving mental posture, flexibility and general wellness. Yoga helps manage stress, create mental clarity and sharpen concentration. It also elevates chronic physical pain like lower back pain, arthritis and headache.

In summary, yoga is really beneficial for every human being ready to give her health a facelift.

Unfortunately, the typical yogi seen on the internet or TV has a slender body, most times with zero fat. Jessamyn Stanley shares her journey to becoming a yogi as a plus size woman. She gives us a sneak peek of her early encounters with yoga, shares the challenges she faced and serves inspiration for other plus size women to accept themselves and be whoever they want to be.

Jessamyn Stanley is a professional yoga teacher and a body positivity activist. She has been practicing yoga professionally for over 5 years. Over the years, her work has been featured on renowned platforms like the New York Magazine, The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times and even here on SSBBW Magazine in 2016.

In her book, she breaks stereotypes, teaches the history of yoga, gives beneficial recommendations, shares her triumphs as well as unique experiences and challenges whilst doing yoga.

Her vulnerability shines throughout the book as she speaks openly about her personal struggles as a plus size woman stemming from accepting herself.

If you are new to yoga, be prepared be inspired by this book. If you are already practising yoga, you will find actionable steps to make it even better. Also, the book is filled with photos and illustrations demonstrating yoga poses and sequences making it easy for anyone to practice at home.

Yoga is clearly for everyone. Grab a copy of this book on Amazon and start a new life journey! Remember the benefits of yoga are good and countless. Go all out and check out this post about Jessamyn from our archives. She's definitely grown a lot in two years!

Submitted by: Kelechi


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