52 Ways to Love Your Body

52 Ways to Love Your Body

by Kimber Simpkins


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52 Ways to Love Your Body by Kimber Simpkins

It's time to step away from the scale, ditch the fad diets, and embrace the body you’re in. In this powerful book, Kimber Simpkins, yoga instructor and author of Full, gives you 52 undeniable ways to love your body and discover your own unique beauty!

Do you look in the mirror and see all the things you dislike about your body? For many of us, the first step to loving our bodies is being able to look at our reflection and not criticize what we see. And in a culture that worships thin, beautiful celebrities, it’s easy to feel like we just don’t measure up. So, how can you get over your flaws and focus on your fabulous?

52 Ways to Love Your Body is packed with easy and fun practices—one for each week of the year—to help you toss perfectionism out the window, turn down the volume on that nagging inner critic who is always going on about what's wrong, stop the never-ending comparison game, and finally love your body. You'll also find encouraging, in-the-moment affirmations to keep negative self-talk at bay, and give you a much-needed pick-me-up, any time, any place.

If you're ready to start loving your body, this book gives you 52 ways to get started now. So, what are you waiting for?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626253797
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 786,482
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kimber Simpkins is a writer, body-image coach, Anusara-influenced yoga instructor, and author of Full. Her successful shift away from secret body hating to public body loving inspires her yoga students and readers everywhere. A former civil rights lawyer, Kimber has devoted the last seventeen years to the intensive study of yoga and meditation, and has been delighted by yoga’s ability to bring joy to every aspect of life. She teaches weekly classes, Love Your Body workshops, and yoga retreats in Northern California and elsewhere. As a supporter of Health at Every Size (HAES) and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition (YBIC), Kimber welcomes students of all sizes and levels. You can find out more about Kimber at www.kimberyoga.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 You Can Change 5

2 Get Curious 9

3 Just Say Hi 13

4 The Black Box 16

5 Give Yourself Permission 20

6 Be Your Own Best Friend 24

7 Soothe Yourself 27

8 What's Love Got to Do with It? 30

9 Touch Your Breath 33

10 Meet Your Inner Cheering Section 36

11 A New Default 39

12 Look for the Good 44

13 Massage Yourself 47

14 Couples Counseling for You and Your Body 51

15 Affirm and Aspire 55

16 Inner Critic Game plan 59

17 Get Mad, Set Boundaries 63

18 Accept What's Hard 67

19 Get Real 70

20 Turn Off the Comp aromatic 74

21 From Self-Discipline to Self-Devotion 78

22 A Good-Bye Party 81

23 Make Your Own Rules 85

24 Inner Demons? Invite Them to Tea 88

25 Inner Demons Love Cookies 92

26 Give Your Inner Demon a Vacation 95

27 Your Sassy Inner Best Friend 98

28 Forgive Your Body 100

29 The Second Arrow 103

30 Tell Your Body's Story 107

31 Feed Yourself with Love 111

32 Listen to Your Body's Cravings 114

33 Relish Your Pleasure 118

34 Not All Hunger Is for Food 121

35 Invite in Good Experiences 124

36 Love Your Body Yoga 127

37 Go Natural 130

38 Eat Like a Goddess 133

39 Divine Body Salutation 136

40 Tackle an Impossible Task 138

41 Dear Body, a Love Letter 141

42 Sacred Body 144

43 Take Small Steps, Daily Practice 147

44 Rest and Revitalize 150

45 Never Give Up, Never Surrender 154

46 Expect Change 157

47 Try Something New 160

48 Every Body Needs a Friend 163

49 Trust Yourself 166

50 Love Your Body Manifesto 169

51 Loving Your Body Is Not Just About You 172

52 Teach Your Children [to Love Their Bodies] Well 175

Acknowledgments 179

Notes 181


Simpkins resides in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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