Body Positive Yoga Blog

Gift guide: 9 perfect ways to give the gift of self-care

The holiday season is upon us, and I bet you know some folks in your life that could spend a little more time on self-care. I usually find that the folks that need it the most are the ones who “never find the time” for it. I put this gift guide together for you so you can find the perfect little thing for someone in your life that needs a little more self-lovin’.

How to be grateful for your body (even when it feels impossible)

Body acceptance in our culture is a tall order even on the best of days, but it becomes even more complicated when we are in pain, disabled, or have limitations that affect us. Let’s talk about ways to appreciate the body we have even when it’s not the body we want.

Creative coach Heidi Bennett on self-compassion & the creative process

Get to know me a little better in this episode! Heidi Bennett (a coach for “multi-creatives”) and I have been longtime internet buddies, and in this episode, we’ll interview each other about our creative landscapes and adventures in DIY, then talk a bit about self-compassion and how it plays into things like creativity, body peace, and self-care. Finally, get a sneak peek of our 2018 retreat, Camp Wildflower!

Evening wind-down yoga practice

Help stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system with this evening wind-down practice that’s perfect before bedtime.

Sun salutations with a chair

Have trouble getting up and down off the floor or being on hands and knees? Learn to do sun salutations using one of my favorite props: a chair!

Who else wants high-quality, plus-size yoga pants (with pockets!)?

If you’re plus sized and physically active, you’ve probably spent a lot of money trying to find the holy grail of activewear: high-quality, not overpriced, well-made, and fashionable. Garments that fit that description are few and far-between! Which is why I got really excited when I found Superfit Hero.

Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.

When Congresswoman Maxine Waters asserted her right to a limited amount of time during a hearing recently, it resonated with millions of us. “Reclaiming my time. Reclaiming my time.” When I saw the video clip, I screamed. LET! HIM! KNOW! As Treasury Secretary Mnuchin...

Jules Mitchell on biomechanics, yoga, and human variability

Today on the Body Positive Yogacast, I’m chatting with biomechanist, yoga teacher, and researcher Jules Mitchell. We discuss the basics of biomechanics, proprioception, how the yoga conversation is changing, and some exciting research in movement science.

How to design your home yoga studio

Maybe you live in a mansion with a ton of extra rooms and you can have your own home studio. In that case, I’m coming over! But if you’re like me, you probably are struggling to even think of a yoga mat’s worth of space you can claim in your crowded, noisy house. Let’s talk about some ways to call dibs on some space, and keep your home practice spot yours.

You don’t have to love your body.

Learning to appreciate your physical appearance and learning to love your body is one path toward self-acceptance, but fixating on just the outer stuff is another trip down the same road of placing value and worth on appearance.

On booty shorts & cellulite: a story of body acceptance

I was told by the gym when I called to join the series that it was best to wear a skirt or “booty” shorts to class. Booty shorts? Ha, I had avoided wearing any type of shorts for the entirety of my 20’s. Why would the instructor think I just had “booty shorts” stashed away in my drawer? I was terrified of showing my legs, even to the point that I wouldn’t wear tight yoga pants!

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