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Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat By Jess Glenny

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat by Jess Glenny

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This book offers information and guidance to yoga teachers encountering hypermobile yoga students, and to hypermobile yoga practitioners themselves. It includes an overview of hypermobility (referencing research), as well as case studies, information on co-occurring conditions, a chapter on hypermobile child development, and more.

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat Summary

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat: A Guide to Hypermobility-Aware Yoga Teaching and Practice by Jess Glenny

This book is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility. Hypermobile people are generally over-represented in yoga classes, yet often go unrecognised and receive little guidance about how to practise in hypermobility-friendly ways. Many yoga teachers have received little or no training about how to work with this vulnerable population.

The book considers what hypermobility is and offers teachers general guidelines as well as specific practical techniques for including hypermobile students safely and effectively in classes. For hypermobile students themselves there are lots of suggestions for making a yoga practice helpful and beneficial.

Also including information about co-existing conditions, the intersection of hypermobility with neurodiversity, and much more, Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat is the go-to resource for both hypermobile yoga practitioners and yoga teachers encountering hypermobile students.

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat Reviews

Jess Glenny has produced an invaluable guidebook for the Hypermobile community. Her uniquely intersectional and thorough research offers useful tips, validating information and a wealth of resources for use - on and off the mat! Highly recommended for hypermobile yoga practitioners, teachers and bodyworkers. -- Georgina Obaye Evans, yoga teacher and art psychotherapist

This is a book I will recommend to ALL my yoga and dance students and fellow teachers, whether hypermobile or not; Jess' approach combines insightful somatic perspectives with rigorous yet easy to understand scientific knowledge and methodology. Traditions in yoga are respected, whilst individual solutions to a healthy and enjoyable practice are presented in a way that is sustainable, enabling and forward moving.

Jess' knowledge of hypermobility and yoga is second to none, her book needs to be in EVERY yoga and dance teacher's library.

-- Susanne Lahusen, Teacher trainer, lecturer at Yoga Campus and London Contemporary Dance School
Hypermobility on the Mat is a wonderful resource for yoga teachers and students alike. Jess uses her lived experience of hypermobility, her expertise as a yoga teacher in order to shed light on this fascinating and under-researched area. Written in both a scholarly and accessible way I would recommend this be on every teacher training's book list. -- Dr Abby Hoffmann, dance and yoga specialist. Director of Embodied Dancer Teacher training. Freelance tutor,Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Another useful book from Jess, not just for yoga teachers, but for anyone working with or living with hypermobility. The book carefully lays out both the science and the anecdotal experiences of a hypermobile body, and links this to a number of key related conditions, from POTS to autism. An important read, especially in conjunction with her previous book - The Yoga Teacher Mentor. -- Theo Wildcroft, PhD
As someone with Ehlers Danlos, I found the information in Jess's book invaluable. If you are a person who is hyper mobile and starting to explore yoga as tool for better health, I would strongly suggest you read Jess's book first. I only wish this book had been available when I started my yoga journey. -- Mick Lawton

About Jess Glenny

Jess Glenny is a Yoga Register Teacher (Elder) and a C-IAYT yoga therapist. She has been practising yoga with hEDS since 1981, and for many years has specialised in working with hypermobility.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Introduction. 1. What is Hypermobility? 2. Teaching Yoga to Hypermobile Students. 3. Hypermobility-aware Asana: the Practicals. 4. Working with Commonly Co-occuring Conditions. 5. Yin and Restorative Yoga. 6. Hypermobile Children and Yoga. 7. Practising Yoga with Hypermobility. Resources.

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Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat: A Guide to Hypermobility-Aware Yoga Teaching and Practice by Jess Glenny
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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