Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body

Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body

by Dianne Bondy

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50 poses for every type of body

For years, yoga books have asked readers to bend over backward (literally!) to conform to their physical demands. It's time for the opposite--for readers to demand that yoga conforms to their individual needs. It's time for a yoga book to reflect the broader population who would benefit from a yoga practice geared toward them.

This book offers yoga for everyone: big, small, elderly, pregnant, disabled--everyone. No matter who you are, you can do all 50 poses in this book. And then you can perform all 16 sequences, which combine different poses into one singular experience that focuses on specific physical and mental benefits.

No matter who you are or what you look or feel like, yes, you can do yoga--and Yoga for Everyone will show you how!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465487162
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/02/2019
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 38,395
File size: 149 MB
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About the Author

Dianne Bondy is a leading voice of the Yoga for All movement. Her views about yoga empower thousands of practitioners around the world—regardless of shape, size, ethnicity, or ability. Dianne’s been featured by many media outlets, including Yoga InternationalElephant JournalThe GuardianHuffington PostESPNCosmo, and People. She’s also a leading spokesperson for diversity in yoga for Accessible Yoga, Gaiam, and the Yoga & Body Image Coalition. You can learn more about Dianne on her website at

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction to this book 8

Inspirational story: Dianne 10

Chapter 1 Yoga Basics

Making Yoga Accessible-For Everyone 14

Creating Your Practice 16

Breathing Techniques 18

What You Need to Practice Yoga 20

How to Use This Book 21

Chapter 2 Standing, Balancing, and Reclining

Happy Baby 24

Easy Pose 28

Child's Pose 32

Plank 36

Low Plank 40

Low Lunge 44

Extended Hand to Big Toe 48

Reclining Hand to Big Toe 52

Inspirational story: Josie 56

Handstand 58

Forearm Stand 62

Wide-Angled Seated Forward Fold 66

Forward Fold 70

Head-to-Knee Forward Bend 74

Revolved Side Angle 78

Wind Relieving 82

Yoga Squat 86

Inspirational story: Dylan 90

Fire Log 92

Dancer 96

Half Moon 100

Boat 104

Tree 108

Triangle 112

Chair 116

Mountain 120

Inspirational story: Alex 124

Butterfly 126

Pigeon 130

Eagle 134

Crow 138

Warrior 1 142

Warrior 2 146

Warrior 3 150

Corpse 154

Inspirational story: Don 158

Chapter 3 Twisting, Folding, and Bending

Downward Dog 162

Cobra 166

Bow 170

Revolved Lunge 174

Cat-Cow 178

Sage 182

Inspirational story: Gwen 186

Revolved Fire Log 188

Revolved Hand to Big Toe 192

Thread the Needle 196

Seated Forward Fold 200

Locust 204

Shoulder Stand 208

Inspirational story: John 212

Bridge 214

Supported Headstand 218

Sphinx 222

Wheel 226

Camel 230

Legs Up the Wall 234

Inspirational story: Gail 238

Chapter 4 Sequences

Morning Practice 242

Sun Salutation 243

Bedtime Practice 244

Easing Back Pain 245

Improving Flexibility 246

Finding Balance 246

Building Strength 248

Strengthening Core 249

Relieving Stress 250

Yoga at the Wall 251

Index 252

About the Author / Acknowledgments 256

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Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses For Every Type of Body 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
CharJones2525 5 months ago
The author makes yoga an egalitarian pursuit open to all takers in this colorful guide. Photos feature the young, old, thin, curvy, pregnant, and differently abled making the ancient practice their own, with poses shown to fit their particular needs. A wonderful addition to the yogic canon, one I look forward to using to strengthen my aching back. 5/5 Pub Date 02 Apr 2019. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #YogaForEveryone #NetGalley
Anonymous 6 months ago
I cannot tell you how many times I have had clients come to me and ask if there is a different way to do a yoga pose, that actually they can do. Dianne Bondy has written a wonderful book, that will reach the needs of many yoga enthusiasts. I think for most people just trying yoga for the first time, it can be a bit intimidating. I have had several conversations with people about the difficulty they experience when coming to a yoga class, they think they cannot possibly do it and should quite. “Yoga for Everyone”, will save a lot of people from missing out on the life changing experience you get from Yoga, by enabling anyone to do it. I enjoyed the way the author displayed the original yoga pose, then on the next page, gave several variations depending on your body makeup, of poses that are unique to your individual needs. She covers all the basics of yoga, with 50 poses in this well written book, as well as sequences in the back you can include in your daily routine. Each is labeled to a particular personnel need you might have. The pictures instruct the reader with such clarity, that this is a great book for an at home yoga self-taught experience. I have been teaching yoga for 10 years now, and will be recommending “Yoga for Everyone” by Dianne Bondy to my clients, to reaffirm that they CAN do yoga. #YogaForEveryone #NetGalley
CelticGoddess 11 months ago
Dianne Bondy has gifted us with the essential yoga asana resource. It should be essential curriculum in every yoga teacher training, alongside Judith Lasater's essential yoga asanas book. Bondy offers not just the basic poses, but all sorts of variations, backing up the title that yoga truly is for everyone. In this book, you see yoga practitioners who are real people - not what you see in so much yoga marketing - including an amputee. Every yoga teacher training should be using Bondy's book as an essential piece of its curriculum. It’s one for right now and for the ages.
LawladyCase 12 months ago
This book shows yoga poses for all body types and personalities. It is not designed for the pampered models that other books show. I always wanted to try yoga but was reluctant to try a class or even do yoga with a friend. This book gives me the confidence that I can do yoga in my own home safely and at the stage I need. I suffer from a variety of afflictions, including fibromyalgia. It is difficult for me to perform some of the positions yoga requires. This book, however, show additional positions to be used by those who are unable to perform the normal pose. It offers four ways that are acceptable to doing yoga. I have begun to participate in yoga. I used the adapted forms. I have not seen a change in my abilities because it has only been one week. I have found slight advances in my stretching ability. This is very promising!!! I love this book. It was definitely written for everyone. I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion. That in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.