Chaturanga dandasana and upward-facing dog (urdhva mukha svanasana) -- besides being a mouthful, these poses are ubiquitous in many yoga classes. But when we show up and aren’t instructed on proper form, we can easily injure ourselves if we don’t have the upper body...
There’s No Wrong Way To Have a Body: Body Positivity, Disability, & Why It’s OK If You Still Feel Fat Some Days.
I feel so strongly about body positivity and yet, so many days I find myself feeling anything but positive about my body. Some days I feel like a fraud.
Examining our language as yoga teachers: we do this stuff so we can love harder. Love more. Lessen suffering.
In this interview, I talked with yoga teacher J. Brown about his yoga story, the time he almost quit yoga, how yoga has changed in the West, the Slow Yoga Revolution, and much more.
If you are in a larger body, perhaps you’ve groaned with frustration when your yoga teacher announces that the next pose is garudasana (eagle pose). The wrapping and tucking thighs and arms just doesn’t happen for those of us with bigger thighs, arms, or chests! Here are 4 variations for the legs and 4 variations for the arms – see what feels best in your body and create your own eagle combination!
In this interview, I talked with Ragen about being a fat athlete, training for an IRONMAN, using the body you have today, and much more.
Rachel Estapa on Health at Every Size®, learning to listen to yourself, and having fun in the process
In this interview, I talked with Rachel Estapa, founder of More To Love, about Health at Every Size®, learning to listen to yourself, having fun with the process, and much more.
In this video interview, I talked with author, teacher, and activist Rosie Molinary about radical self-acceptance, living your purpose, the myth of “effortless perfection”, and much more.
Dana Sturtevant on trying different (not harder), body trust, and why you shouldn’t go on another diet
In this interview, I talked with Dana Sturtevant, co-founder of Be Nourished about trying different (not harder), body trust, why you shouldn’t go on another diet, and much more.
In this interview, I talked with activist Virgie Tovar about eradicating diet culture, the joy of moving your body, her Babecamp 2015, and much more.
Body acceptance is a road less traveled. The roadsigns are television, movies, people we emulate in magazines, advertisements that don’t say I am enough, but that I am too much. My goal is giving myself sustenance from the well I create with others. I think that’s the major difference between self-rule and being exploited. And this mixed message is a gift disguised as failure.
In this interview, I talked with Dana aka Nolatrees about her yoga story, yoga teacher training, never giving up, being your own best friend, and much more.
After six years, I can tell you I still really suck at it. I never get faster. My stride doesn’t really improve. I have not become graceful or efficient. Doing something I’m shitty at has been one of the best things I’ve ever done at all.
Valerie of Big Gal Yoga is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. You probably know her from Instagram, where she can be seen with her awesome asana practice. In this video interview, I talked with Valerie about her yoga story, diversity in yoga images, tips for beginners, the poses she loves and hates, and much more.
Savasana can be a wonderful time to relax and rest, but if you’re in a larger body or if you don’t feel comfortable lying flat on the floor, savasana can really hurt! Here are 6 options for a propped savasana.
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:
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.
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...