Yoga is for every body.
As a yoga practitioner and yoga teacher, I recognize that yoga can seem intimidating and inaccessible based on the images we typically see of yoga online and some of the yoga classes offered.
But one of the beautiful things about yoga is that accommodations can easily be made to create a yoga practice that works for everyone.
When I started my own online yoga studio, my intention was to create a space where everyone felt like the practice was for them. I also wanted the classes to empower students to practice more self-compassion and self-acceptance, especially around their bodies.
This was important to me because meditation and yoga were important stepping stones in my own healing from negative body image and disordered eating.
While I’ve stepped away from my online yoga studio for now, I still believe that body acceptance and yoga are the perfect compliment to one another.
Luckily, there are more and more yoga teachers who are teaching body affirming yoga practices.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of resources, but it’s a good place to start.
Curvy Yoga: Love Yourself & Your Body a Little More Each Day by Anna Guest-Jelley
Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body by Jivana Heyman
Yoga for Everyone: 50 Poses for Every Type of Body by Dianne Bondy
Embrace Yoga’s Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice by Susanna Barkataki
Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get on the Mat, Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley
Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance by Jessamyn Stanley
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Online Yoga Memberships