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.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
|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 www.YogaLifeInstitute.com.
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 www.yoga4eatingdisorders.com/.~
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