Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman

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Despite what you may think, yoga is for every body! Larger women can experience freedom, comfort, strength, and mobility in their bodies through the practice of yoga, and Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman shows you how.

This book provides clear instructions for safely performing 43 poses (asanas) in a variety of seated, kneeling, standing, reclined, and restorative positions. Poses feature multiple options for body positioning and prop usage, so you can choose the variations and make the adjustments that work best for your body, without forcing it into a potentially dangerous position.

Whether you are new to the world of yoga or simply seeking guidance on practicing in the comfort of your own home, the sample sequences—including clear examples on how to assemble the poses and breathing exercises for maximum benefits—are invaluable. Sequences targeting specific objectives are also provided, with four energizing practices and four relaxing practices organized as 10-, 30-, and 60-minute practices. You’ll also find recommendations for comfortable clothing and learn how to get creative with yoga props to add some fun to your practice and make poses more comfortable.

Throughout the book, author Laura Burns shares her story of how she developed a love of yoga, discovering how it can be an empowering and wonderful way to move your body and celebrate what it can do at any size. With Big & Bold: Yoga for the Plus-Size Woman, you will find the guidance, motivation, and inspiration to experience all the physical and mental benefits yoga has to offer. Yoga is meant for every body.