Jessamyn Stanley talks about life, yoga as therapy, and internet love and hate

Jessamyn Stanley talks about life, yoga as therapy, and internet love and hate

Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga enthusiast and fat femme, and a huge inspiration to the online yoga community. I talked with Jessamyn about yoga as therapy, body image, diversity in yoga, haters on the internet, and much more. Check it out:

Chronically surrendering

Chronically surrendering

In this guest post from my dear friend Genevieve, she writes about how chronic illness has given her a new perspective on what body image means and how she views herself as a person living in a body.

What are you really hungry for?

What are you really hungry for?

I am not a special snowflake. I have the same body image story that lots of you do. See if any of this rings a bell: young, American, fat girl, eating disorder, lacking self-esteem, confused about identity, hating her body, feeling unsatisfied. I spent more than a decade totally disconnected from my body. Either I was at … [Read more]

7 simple tips to fit yoga into your day

7 simple tips to fit yoga into your day

We are all busy. Between juggling work, kids, errands, and household responsibilities, fitting yoga into our crammed schedules can sometimes seem like an impossibility. Here are 7 simple tips to fit yoga into your day, whether you have a big chunk of time or just a few minutes here and there.

Join me for the first ever Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp – July 17-19!

Join me for the first ever Body Positive Yoga Summer Camp – July 17-19!

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Thank you so much for your support! This event sold out in under a week! Amazing! I created a waiting list. If you’d like to be notified if someone cancels last minute, please fill out this form. If you’d like to be notified of other retreats, make sure you sign … [Read more]

Ideas for keeping students safe and preventing injury in yoga (asana) classes

Ideas for keeping students safe and preventing injury in yoga (asana) classes

I have been thinking deeply about injury in asana and also how to keep my own students safe. In this post, I’d like to talk about some ideas for asana teachers to mitigate risks and make their classes a safe, welcoming, low-pressure, judgment-free environment where people can be in their bodies, nourish their bodies, connect with their breath, and reduce suffering. Help me out with your own ideas!

Modifications for child’s pose (balasana)

Modifications for child’s pose (balasana)

Child’s pose (balasana) is a posture in yoga that is often mentioned as a “resting pose” but for those of us in larger bodies, it can be anything but restful. Without enhancements or modifications to the pose, you can end up short of breath, with too much pressure in the face, or even a serious strain or injury to the neck. Let’s look at modifications for this pose.

5 ways to keep your home yoga practice safe and fun

5 ways to keep your home yoga practice safe and fun

Happy New Year! New year, same awesome you!  But maybe you decided to start practicing yoga?  Or you decided to practice more at home?  Awesome!  We’re all for that!!  But we do want to share some safety tips so you can mitigate the injury risk that comes with all physical practices, yoga asana included! Annoying, … [Read more]

Plus size workout clothes: Manifesta Review & Giveaway

Plus size workout clothes: Manifesta Review & Giveaway

I remember just a few years ago, if I wanted to buy workout clothes, I was going to be wearing a pair of leggings that was cheap, mostly made of cotton, and that came in one color – black. It probably started pilling within 2 washes, and I would quickly wear out the inner thighs. And … [Read more]

5 tips for coming back to your yoga practice after an absence

5 tips for coming back to your yoga practice after an absence

This post has been brewing in my heart and mind for a while. It’s one I haven’t really wanted to write, because deep reflections and looking at my own stuff is never easy. But several people have asked me for advice in this regard, and since I can speak to it personally, I wanted to share my … [Read more]