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!
Having trouble stepping forward from downward-facing dog into a lunge or walking your feet up to your hands? We'll look at some transitions in this video! Want to learn to adapt sun salutations to YOUR body? I created a program where you can learn how to “choose your...
If you’re suffering from an injury, have trouble getting up and down off the floor, or just want a new way to warm up, try sun salutations in a chair.
I know what it's like to struggle with an eating disorder and how easy it is to get caught up in the tornado of thoughts, anxious feelings, and body or food obsession. In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I created a mindfulness exercise that I hope...
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.