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Yoke : my yoga of self-acceptance

by Stanley, Jessamyn,

Format: Print Book 2021
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Jessamyn Stanley's first book, Every Body Yoga , with 59,000 copies in print, taught us how to do yoga. Now, in Yoke , she tells us why. Writing about what she calls the yoga of the everyday - which is not just about poses but about applying the hard lessons we learn on the mat to the even harder daily project of living - Yoke presents a series of deeply honest, funny, gritty, thoughtful, and largely autobiographical essays that explores the issues of race, self-love, capitalism, sex and sexuality, cannabis, and more.

Drawing its name from a literal translation of the Sanskrit root "yuj," from which the word "yoga" derives, Yoke , invites every reader to find their own authentic "yoga of the everyday," and learn to handle life's toughest moments with the same flexibility, strength, grounding energy, and core awareness found in a headstand or Tadasana or cobra pose.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Yoga teacher and artist Stanley (Every Body Yoga, 2017) continues to inspire audiences with her charm, elegance, honesty, and intelligence. Writing in a straightforward, unapologetic tone that will make readers laugh and feel heard, Stanley explains the history of yoga, the differences between American and classical yoga, and the American yoga industry and its problematic issues, such as cultural appropriation. Stanley teaches readers the yoga of everyday life, which offers flexibility and strength through life's difficulties. As she puts it, "when someone cuts you off in traffic and you resist the urge to road rage on them? That's yoga. Even if you do road rage on them, that's STILL yoga." With conversations on body size, race, sexual orientation, faith, and self-love, Stanley takes readers through a personal journey, covering everything from relationships and cramped apartments to coming out and racist yoga experiences. Readers who have dealt with struggles of impostor syndrome, self-doubt, and the difficulty of fitting into a space where no one looks like them will relate strongly. Abstract, funny, heartfelt, and inspiring, Yoke is a fundamental book for those learning to feel present in their emotions and to take up space for themselves, both on the yoga mat and off."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Hatha yoga.
Mind and body therapies.
Publisher New York :2021
Language English
Description 198 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781523505210
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