October 8th, 2014
Last fall, I was given the opportunity to contribute an essay to an anthology on yoga and body image. I am very excited to share with you all that this book, Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body, is now available for purchase. With these inspiring personal stories, you can learn how yoga not only affects your body but also the way you feel about your body. A list of contributors to the anthology is: Anna Guest-Jelley, Melanie Klein, Alanis Morrisette, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, Melody Moore, Nita Rubio, Claire Mysko, Shana Meyerson, Audrey Bilger, Teo Drake, Kerrie Kauer, Rosie Molinary, Dianne Bondy, Linda Sparrowe, Sara Gottfried, Chelsea Jackson, Vytas Baskauskas, Kate Clere McIntyre, Joni Yung, Marianne Elliott, Dawn Dalili, Rolf Gates, Ryan McGraw.
Each author offers their own unique perspective on how yoga has shaped his or her life and provides tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and a renewed body image. By bringing together a diverse collection of voices that span the spectrum of human experience, this anthology showcases the power that comes from embodiment.
It was such an honor to be included among these amazing people sharing their personal experiences through the gift of yoga. I know for me yoga is a way of life affecting the way I live, breathe, think and feel. It has influenced my work as an activist, writer and a teacher of chair yoga. The practice has helped me develop my self-awareness, mindfulness and to be positive. Peek inside the pages and grab your copy of the book here: