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Yoga Ain’t Just For Skinny Minnies! Important Article For People With (And Teachers Of People With) Bigger Bodies.

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September 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Stop hating on thin people

September 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Ah thin people are beautiful too. No hate.

September 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

I don’t think it’s hating. Our society in general tend to say thin is best. From movies to commercials to magazines. It’s just how it is. bigger people can often feel intimidated or not as good because of so much around us telling us thin is best. This is just to help them come out of their shell and feel like there’s a place for them also.

September 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

I’m confused…where’s the thin body hating???

Jamie
September 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

You’re so put upon, really. My heart bleeds for you.

Really, though. I read no hate in this. Just encouragement for acceptance of all types. Including thin folks such as your gracious and esteemed self.

September 17, 2014 at 8:03 am

youre beautiful! get it, girl..

September 17, 2014 at 8:21 am

(Michelle Aidinian-Montalvo, maybe you can use this concept in a yoga class of yours–this is the angle i want my eventual classroom to take!) re: original mindbodygreen article: maybe the key to surviving and being accepted in yoga culture as someone with an atypical-for-yoga weight will come from not calling yourself a “FAT YOGA TEACHER”. i mean, come on. youre a YOGA TEACHER–drop the negative classification because in judging yourself you momentarily judge those in a similar situation, which i dont think was your intent. if weight has nothing to do w/ it, you shouldn’t consider it in your mental self-title for a MICROSECOND! HAVING fat does not mean you ARE fat. think about that. media and bullies have defined it such that someone can just nonchalantly say “you are fat” and have you feel downtrodden and dismissed! it is absurd! we are the sum of our parts–not just the job title and not just the degree of fat in our corporeal beings…please, women, everybody, liberate yourselves. but, that said, if a mostly vegeterian, alkaline, organic, even ayurvedic, eating pattern is established alongside regular yoga practice, weight should typically cease to be a problem. FACT! and keep in mind, women, you are beautiful with curves just as much as you are with chiseled muscles–please, once and for all, know this!! love yourself first, refer to yourself tenderly, and light and beauty won’t be out of your reach.

September 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Courtney we were just talkin about this

September 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

Yoga is truly for everyone because it is an individual practice that you can do at your own pace and with your own abilities. The idea is to go inward while moving physically. It’s a beautiful thing!

September 20, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Whose hating on thin people!?!? Stop getting so butt hurt over things. This article is just saying that yoga doesn’t just have to be for size 2 women. It’s a positive for curvy women. That doesn’t equate to a negative towards skinny people.

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