I am pleased as punch to bring you an interview with Hanne Blank, author of the brand new book The Unapologetic Fat Girl’s Guide to Exercise and Other Incendiary Acts. Hanne is an author, activist, sex educator, feminist, and fat girl extraordinaire. Read on to learn more!
I hear that pregnancy can be pretty miserable on the body, and two of my sisters have asked me how to relieve some of their low back pain while pregnant. I put together a list of my favorite stretches, sequences, and strengthening exercises that can help.
From the very first class, the one where my tracksuit pants flapped all over the place and so did my limbs, and, to be honest, my belly, yoga gave me relief from myself. The worrying, obsessing, self-hating internal dialogue stopped for an hour, and for a few hours after that too. I hadn’t had a moment’s break from that since I was eight years old. It felt so great.
Gotta admit it, when I first started yoga, I wanted to be perfect. To be perfect, I needed to be thin, happy, flexible, and have a dogmatic aversion to gluten and fast food. And in my usual perfectionist, overachieving fashion, I opted to apply for the four month volunteer program at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, instead of taking a beginner class. I was ready for the fast track and I was desperate.
If your body is shaped less like a celery stalk and more like a butternut squash, yoga twists may feel totally uncomfortable. Find out how to safely modify twists for your body!
This week marks an amazing event in the size acceptance and body positivity sphere – the Health At Every Size® Master Class! I sat down with Golda Poretsky of Body Love Wellness, creator of the HAES Master Class, to get some questions answered. I hope you can join us for this awesome event!
Knee pain or other trouble with pigeon pose? Here are some modifications that work well for beginners or plus size yogis with larger bodies.
Today I’m super excited to introduce you to one of my favorite people: Mara Glatzel. Mara is a self-love coach, a writer, the author of Medicinal Marzipan – one of my favorite blogs about body image and self acceptance, and also author of the brand new book Body Loving Homework – 100 Prompts for Cultivating Self-Love. … [Read more]
Do you have junk in the trunk? Is being on the floor uncomfortable for you? Check out this video for ideas on how to make savasana/final relaxation actually, you know, RELAXING.
I’m excited to share this with you guys – from one of my favorite body image badasses – Rosie Molinary. Shine: Spark Your Self-Acceptance. Shine is a 31 day guide to embracing your authentic, beautiful self so you can be lit from within to live your passion and purpose and give your gifts to the world. Are … [Read more]