Don't let doubts about your current size stop you. Yoga is for everyone, no matter how big or small. Although no one would claim that yoga was designed for weight loss, a gentle, mindful yoga and a commitment to the practice can lead to a slow, steady, and natural progress toward your "appropriate weight": the body size and shape that is best for you. This special edition of Yoga Journal is dedicated to helping you tap into the natural weight-management tools that yoga offers. It is a guide to help you build lifelong practices that can do more than take off the pounds—they can help you transform your relationship with your body and your attitudes about food. It includes inspirational stories of transformation, encouraging advice for large yogis, "at home" alternatives for private practice, and a delicious guide for mindful eating and healthful cooking.