Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories From Yoga Renegades For Every Body by Melanie C. KleinYoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories From Yoga Renegades For Every Body by Melanie C. Klein

Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories From Yoga Renegades For Every Body

byMelanie C. Klein

Paperback | January 8, 2018

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Courage, truth, and inspiration at the intersection of spiritual practice and social justice

Yoga Rising is a collection of personal essays meant to support your journey toward self-acceptance and self-love. This follow-up to the groundbreaking book Yoga and Body Image features 30 contributors who share stories of major turning points. Explore how body image and yoga intersect with race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, age, and size as part and parcel of culture and society.

Collectively, we can make space for yoga that is body positive and accessible to the full range of human diversity. With a special emphasis on how you can take action to build community and challenge destructive attitudes and structures, Yoga Rising is a resource for the continuing work of healing ourselves and our world as we move toward liberation for all.

Praise:

"A must-read collection of essays ideal for anyone yearning for more self-acceptance and body peace. Read this book, and I guarantee you'll hear a story that resonates with your own experiences."-Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga

"Yoga Rising kicks open the door for evolution through a collection of honest, diverse, and daring stories.. A refreshing dose of inspiration that has the power to transform lives."-Kathryn Budig, yoga teacher and author of Aim True

Melanie Klein, MA, is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women's Studies. She is a contributing author in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice and is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body, and co-...
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Title:Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories From Yoga Renegades For Every BodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.75 inPublished:January 8, 2018Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0738750824

ISBN - 13:9780738750828

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Dianne Bondy . . . xiii
Introduction . . . 1

PART ONE: YOGA, BODY IMAGE, AND SELF-WORTH - 7
Rediscover, Reconnect, and Repair: A Lifelong Commitment, by Lisa Diers . . . 9
Perfectionism and My Pathway to Yoga, by Pia Guerrero . . . 19
A Recovered Perfectionist, Robyn Baker . . . 27
Saying Good-Bye to the Inner Critic, by Dr. Melissa Mercedes . . . 37
Kriya Yoga-Living Yoga, by Jivana Heyman . . . 45
On Living Bold and Discovering Your Power, by Dr. Jenny Copeland . . . 53
Part 1 Moving Inward & Upward . . . 63

PART TWO: HEALING THE BODY AND MIND THROUGH PRACTICE - 65
Finding the Right Fit: A Journey to Self-Acceptance, by Tiina Veer . . . 67
Sparkle Girl, Dr. Beth Berila . . . 77
The Expert Within, by Kimber Simpkins . . . 87
Evolving Addiction, Elena Brower . . . 97
Rebirth & Reconnection: My Journey with Cancer, by Dana Byerlee . . . 105
Dragons and Other Demons, by Jodi Strock . . . 113
Part 2 Moving Inward & Upward . . . 123

PART THREE: YOGA FOR EVERY BODY AND EVERY ONE - 125
Take Up Space and Be Seen, by Gwen Soffer . . . 129
Learning to Love the Whole, by Jacoby Ballard . . . 137
Instagram, Yoga, and Learning to Love My Big, Black Body, by Jessamyn Stanley . . . 145
Whose Yoga Is It Anyway?: An Indian American's Adventures in YogaLand, by Lakshmi Nair . . . 153
The Rapunzel Game, Dr. Sabrina Strings . . . 163
So We Can Breathe, by Chanelle John . . . 171
Part 3 Moving Inward & Upward . . . 179

PART FOUR: CHALLENGING EXCLUSIVITY AND CREATING SPACE - 181
Yoga and the Pre-Baby Body, by Suzannah Neufeld . . . 183
Never the Perfect Body, by Dana A. Smith . . . 193
How I (Didn't) Get a Yoga Body in 21 Days, by Roseanna Harvey . . . 201
Privilege Makes the World Go Round, by Lauren Eckstrom . . . 211
Focusing on Ability in Dis-Ability of Yoga, by Elizabeth Wojtowicz . . . 219
Part 4 Moving Inward & Upward . . . 227

PART FIVE: IGNITING YOUR INNER YOGA RENEGADE - 229
Finding Refuge on the Yoga Mat: How Modern Practitioners Need to Say No to Our Culture and Yes to Ourselves, by Dr. Judith Hanson Lasater . . . 231
#Selfie@Sixty, by Cyndi Lee . . . 241
Combating Weapons of Mass Perfection, by Sarit Z Rogers . . . 255
Yoga Girl: Living Authentically in the Social Media World, an Interview with Rachel Brathen, by Melanie Klein . . . 265
From Body Issues to Bodyful, by Pranidhi Varshney . . . 275
Finding My Yoga Home, by Zubin Shroff . . . 283
Lessons Learned, Lessons Taught, by Dr. Gail Parker . . . 291
Part 5 Moving Inward & Upward . . . 301

Conclusion . . . 303
Resources . . . 307
Acknowledgments . . . 317