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Yoga and Body Image

25 Personal Stories about Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body

Melanie C. Klein, Anna Guest-Jelley


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In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors--including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried--discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you'll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body.

Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body.

2015 IPPY Award Bonze Medal Winner in Inspirational/Spiritual

2014 ForeWord IndieFab Bronze Winner for Body, Mind & Spirit

Llewellyn Publications, 9780738739823, 264pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2014

About the Author

Melanie C. Klein, MA, is an empowerment coach, thought leader, and influencer in the areas of body confidence, authentic empowerment, and visibility. She is also a successful writer, speaker, and professor of sociology and women's studies. She is the coeditor of Yoga and Body Image (Llewellyn, 2014), Yoga, the Body and Embodied Social Change (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016), Yoga Rising (Llewellyn, 2018), and Embodied Resilience through Yoga (Llewellyn, 2020). She's also a contributor in 21st Century Yoga (Horton & Harvey, 2012), and she's featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis (Shroff, 2014) and Llewellyn's Complete Book of Mindful Living (Llewellyn, 2016). She co-founded the Yoga and Body Image Coalition in 2014 and lives in Santa Monica, California.Anna Guest-Jelley, MA (Nashville, TN) is the founder of, a training and inspiration portal for curvy yogis that has been featured in The Washington Post, Yoga Journal, U.S. News & World Report and Yoga International, among others.