Body Positive Yoga Blog

Body Gratitude Mindfulness Recording

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 & Upward-Facing Dog: Modifications & props

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...

Modifications for Garudasana (eagle pose) in a larger body

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!

Body acceptance is a road less traveled

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.

Bad at Running: A Quiet Paradise

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.

Plus size yoga options for savasana (corpse pose)

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.

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.

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