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’.
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.
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!
Help stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system with this evening wind-down practice that’s perfect before bedtime.
Malasana (yoga squat) is a much easier pose for some than it is for others. Discover why you might be having trouble in malasana, and a few prop setups that will help.
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!
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.
Today on the Body Positive Yogacast, I’m chatting with bestselling author, actress, and mama Kimberly Rae Miller. We’ll talk about her latest book Beautiful Bodies, and cover topics like body neutrality, the strange history of dieting, and how a personal tragedy brought her to a place of body acceptance.
Most of us have spent years curating an image and fantasizing about it: what will life be like when we finally become thin. In my opinion, this is the biggest hurdle to finally landing firmly into self-acceptance. Let’s talk about it.
Body Positive Yoga founder Amber Karnes shares how yoga helped her connect to her body.
Have trouble being on hands and knees in yoga? Let’s learn some ways to mitigate wrist or knee pain using props and body positioning!
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...
As yoga asana teachers, our words are powerful. In this post, I’ll share some do’s and don’ts that have been effective in my yoga classroom in making language and asana cues more inclusive.
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.
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.
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.
Where do you find stylish, affordable yoga clothing in plus sizes? I get this question maybe more than any other! Let’s get right to it – here’s a list of my favorite resources!
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!