Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body

Body Mindful Yoga: Create a Powerful and Affirming Relationship with Your Body


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Deepen Your Relationship with Your Body

Transform negative words, thoughts, and beliefs into personal empowerment with the unique approach found in Body Mindful Yoga . Combining insightful Yoga philosophies and simple Yoga practices with the power of language to improve body image, this book's inspiring guidance will empower you to move through the world with an attitude that radiates self-confidence.

Open your eyes to how words affect your body image using four Body Mindful steps: Listen, Learn, Love, and Live. These steps lead to amazing insights through practical techniques, hands-on exercises, and yoga practices. The latter two steps encourage active practice as you improve your inner dialogue and your interactions with others. You will also learn how to apply the teachings and yoga practices of this book to your daily life and continue your personal Body Mindful Yoga journey.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738756738
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 11/08/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 601,844
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert Butera, MDiv, PhD (Devon, PA), founded YogaLife Institute in Pennsylvania, where he trains yoga teachers and Comprehensive Yoga Therapists. Robert's PhD at CA Institute of Integral Studies focused on Yoga Therapy. He authored The Pure Heart of Yoga , Meditation for Your Life , and Yoga Therapy for Stress and Anxiety . Visit him online at

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD (Collegeville, PA) is a certified yoga therapist and inspirational speaker. She presents, writes, and leads workshops and retreats on eating disorder recovery and body image. She also provides yoga therapy via phone or online and from YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA. Visit her online at


Table of Contents


List of Exercises … xv

List of Yoga Poses … xvii

Disclaimer … xix

Foreword by Melanie C. Klein … xxi

Introduction … 1

The Yoga Pathway to Body Mindful
Chapter 1: Understanding Language and the Narratives We Tell … 19
Chapter 2: Four Steps on the Path: Listen, Learn, Love, Live … 27

Step 1: Listen
Chapter 3: Know Thyself … 41

Step 2: Learn
Chapter 4: Honor What You Know and Invite New Wisdom … 55
Chapter 5: Language We Live With: Slogans and Self-Talk … 61
Chapter 6: Morality Language and Food … 69
Chapter 7: Combat Language and Fitness … 87
Chapter 8: Social Media and the Language of Belonging … 101
Chapter 9: Fashion and the Language of Status … 117
Chapter 10: Suggestions for Body Mindful Language in Your Life … 131

Step 3: Love
Chapter 11: Body Mindful Practices for Your Inner Life … 147

Step 4: Live
Chapter 12: How to Be a Body Mindful Ambassador … 179

Conclusion: Beyond Words … 193

Acknowledgments … 195

Index … 201

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