Your Flex-Ability DVD has renewed my hope and eased my physical pain. So much so that I am looking forward to doing it again tomorrow and releasing more of the stress and strain of excess from my body. Most importantly, for me you made the mind, body, AND spirit connection that has been missing in every other exercise I've done up until this point. This is what I have been searching for!

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Library Journal May 2010


Health & Medicine
Kerr, Meera Patricia. Big Yoga: A Simple Guide 101 Bigger Bodies - Square One. May 2010.
c.240p. photogs. bibliog. index. ISBN 978-0-7570-0215-1. pap. $17.95. HEALTH
Sometime during the popularization of yoga in the West, a mythic yogic body stereotype emerged. As yoga became more commercialized, it appeared to be only forthe slim, hyperlithe figures that permeated the media and studio instruction.

"Big Yoga" pioneer Kerr joined the movement to change this narrow perspectr.". She insists yoga is for everybody and urges people not to be discouraged by extra weight, inflexibility, or excuses. In Part 1, readers are mentally and physically prepared to begin their practice. Kerr provides an overview of yoga history and benefits, followed by a supportive discussion on self-image from her own experience as a plus-size person. In Part 2, Kerr demonstrates how to modify yoga postures for larger bodies without compromising form. Of equal importance, she also guides the reader through pranayama breathing exercises. VERDICT Kerr delivers on bringing yoga to a wider audience. Her thorough introduction to yoga is easy to read, the accompanying photographs make the asanas a breeze to comprehend, and helpful considerations for physical limitations are given. A worthy purchase for a growing genre. -Ajoke Kokodoko, Oakland P.L.

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