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You’re Not “Bettering Yourself”

I hear this all the time — that it’s great to see people of all sizes exercising because they’re bettering themselves. And while yoga is so much more than a physical pursuit, it often gets lumped into this. I'm going to let you in on a little secret: that notion is garbage. Physical activity, yoga … Continue reading You’re Not “Bettering Yourself”

Plus-Size Yogis to Follow on Instagram

{Post adapted from my main blog, Liza Not Lisa} There are a ton of yoga Instagram accounts out there, but so few meet my needs. I'm not inspired by people who look nothing like me. And there are so many accounts by thin yogis. Far fewer are from those who are fat and happy, who … Continue reading Plus-Size Yogis to Follow on Instagram

Why I, a Fat, Did Yoga Teacher Training

I completed my 200-hour teacher training in July of this year. Also I'm fat, which is not incompatible with the first sentence despite what many might think. As a fat person, there are a lot of fraught issues surrounding anything involving exercise. And while yoga is so much more than the physical asana, in the … Continue reading Why I, a Fat, Did Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga Is For Everyone Who Wants to Do It

See the title there? That's my yoga philosophy. It shouldn't be complicated, but for many of us, it is. If you were to believe the mainstream yoga-related media content, yogis are all thin, white, young, able-bodied, naturally flexible, and so on. There's nothing wrong with being any or all of those things, of course, but … Continue reading Yoga Is For Everyone Who Wants to Do It