by Zelinda Yanez
Recently I've found myself frequently engaged in the same hot topic - how to make yoga work well for people with bigger bodies.
In the span of a couple of weeks it came up in discussion with our teacher training students, on social media, in my classes, and with some of my yoga friends.
At my yoga studio in Round Rock, The Yoga Room, we specialize in teaching inclusive yoga - EveryBody can participate and benefit without anyone feeling left out or singled out.
But depending on where you practice and which class you take, the teacher may or may not have been trained in how to teach yoga in an accessible and inclusive way.
So it can be really helpful to know how to make yoga work for your own specific needs, whatever they make be. And that's why I created this video for you.
If you've ever felt frustrated because your curvy body can't do a pose the way your yoga teacher describes, this video will help. In it, I'll show you how to make 3 common (and commonly challenging) poses poses work for your body.
After you watch the video I'd love to hear your feedback - please try out my suggestions and let me know how they work for you. And also please let me know if you have trouble with a pose not covered here - I'd be happy to make a video to help you out!
Join Zelinda for her upcoming workshop Yoga for Bigger Bodies on Saturday, April 30th from 2:30-4:30 pm at The Yoga Room!
Zelinda Yanez is a yoga teacher and the owner of The Yoga Room in Round Rock, TX. She began her personal practice in 2000, soon after beginning her first job as an engineer at a high tech company. Despite feeling intimidated by the yoga studio environment, she began to experience the benefits of yoga, especially improvements in stress management and mental focus. Several years into her practice, Zelinda studied to become a yoga teacher with the intent of one day opening a yoga studio with a low key and welcoming atmosphere. That intention came to life with the opening of The Yoga Room in 2010. The Yoga Room specializes in teaching accessible, inclusive yoga and offers more than 45 classes per week, as well as beginners series, workshops, private lessons, retreats, and teacher training. programs.