Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body (Paperback)
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Yoga is for every body, including yours!
For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite—for readers to demand that yoga conform to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population that would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them. It's time for Yoga for Everyone!
This book offers yoga for every type of body: those who are big, small, elderly, pregnant, or of various physical abilities—everyone. No matter who you are or what you look like or what your abilities are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. The variations to classic poses in this book will also allow you to perform all 10 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience and focus on specific physical and mental benefits.
So forget what you've heard. Yoga isn't just for the privileged few. It's meant to be enjoyed by everybody and every body. Yes, you can do yoga—and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!
“Dianne is a wonderful teacher with a voice and a message that’s absolutely needed not only in the yoga community but also in the world. I’d go as far as to say that this book is the most important yoga book released this year. This book smashes the myth of the thin, able-bodied yogi and provides a safe introduction to the art of yoga in a way that’s accessible to all. Yoga is for everyone!”
— Rachel Brathen, author of Yoga Girl
“Dianne Bondy is truly a leader in the yoga world. Her unwavering commitment to accessibility and inclusiveness is demonstrated perfectly in her new book, Yoga for Everyone. This is a great book for yoga teachers and yoga students of all levels. If you’re intimated by the conventional imagery of yoga, if you think yoga isn’t for you, or if you’re a teacher looking for tools to make the practice approachable for everyone, this book will be a valuable tool. Yoga is an ancient science of the soul, and Dianne’s work aims to bring these universal teachings to different kinds of folks with the heart and wisdom that’s a vital part of her contribution to the world.”
— Kino MacGregor, yoga instructor
“Dianne is a force, a personal inspiration, and someone who knows her power and uses it to uplift others. Western yoga and wellness spaces are severely lacking safety and inclusion. Oftentimes, walking into those spaces can feel more marginalizing than healing. Dianne’s book is full of resources anybody can use—teacher or student—to create an accessible and welcoming space. The visual representation of diverse bodies and abilities provides a needed reminder that yoga in indeed for all of us. Thank you, Dianne!”
— Dana Falsetti, yoga instructor
About the Author
Dianne Bondy is a leading voice of the Yoga for All movement. Her views about yoga empower thousands of practitioners around the world—regardless of shape, size, ethnicity, or ability. Dianne’s been featured by many media outlets, including Yoga International, Elephant Journal, The Guardian, Huffington Post, ESPN, Cosmo, and People. She’s also a leading spokesperson for diversity in yoga for Accessible Yoga, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. You can learn more about Dianne on her website at diannebondyyoga.com.
“Dianne Bondy continues to be a leading voice in the accessible yoga movement, and this book will serve as an excellent resource for anyone (and that’s most of us) who doesn’t resonate with or benefit from a standard one-size-fits-all approach to poses. Yoga for Everyone encapsulates the heart of Dianne’s teachings, which is to make yoga fully adaptable to the experience of the practitioner. Whether beginners or long-time yoga students, readers will be able to choose a pose and find a route into it that suits their individual desires and needs. The models demonstrating the poses also represent a range of abilities, ages, and sizes, reflecting that yoga truly is for everyone.”
— Todd Wolfenberg, CEO of Yoga International
“Yoga for Everyone is a celebration and a triumph! It not only powerfully illustrates that every body is a yoga body, but it also illustrates the diversity and range of the practice itself through the adaptations and variations of yoga poses. Now everyone can access the benefits of a consistent yoga practice tailored to their individual needs and unique and beautiful body.”
— Melanie Klein, editor of Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body and co-editor of the ground-breaking collection Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery and Loving Your Body.
“Dianne’s approach is creative, customizable, and firmly rooted in compassion and inclusivity. Because Dianne presents several options for each pose—each one explained in a clear, digestible manner that demystifies the purpose behind the pose and addresses common frustrations—Yoga for Everyone will make a great matside companion for students of all levels.”
— Kat Heagberg, editor in chief of Yoga International
“Dianne Bondy is one of the most important figures in contemporary yoga, and her brilliance is reflected in this book. Her yoga is an exploration of potential and possibility—inclusive and accessible. She explores the diversity of abilities and experience, and she lifts us all up through her embrace of humanity.”
— Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga