Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all--conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges.
Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right--saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.
“With sincere compassion, progressive wisdom, and intelligent instruction, Jivana explores why it is necessary for all bodies—regardless of shape, size, gender, sexuality, race, socioeconomic status, or abilities—to have access to yoga and the myriad benefits it provides. This book should be included in every teacher’s training course worldwide. I know I will include it in mine.”—Seane Corn, author of Revolution of the Soul
"Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body ought to be a required text in all 200-hour yoga teacher trainings. As public demand for yoga dramatically increases, teachers find themselves being asked to serve a wider audience of students than can be addressed in a foundational training. This text meets those teachers where they are, and clearly offers guidance and options to more appropriately bring yoga to those seeking its benefits."--Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT. Founder of SmartSafeYoga (www.smartsafeyoga.com)