"Being thin is not more important than enjoying life "
Last Friday, a couple of us larger yogis went to our instructor’s house and took pictures in her living room. Some will be used at an upcoming workshop she’s teaching for other yoga instructors on how to offer body positive cues and pose modifications to make their classes more inclusive.
She gave us the prompt: “What do you wish more yoga teachers knew about creating body-positive classes?”
Don’t assume that we aren’t as strong or flexible.
Don’t assume that this is my first ever yoga/fitness class.
Don’t assume that I hate my body.
Don’t assume that I’m there for weight loss.
Don’t assume anything about what I eat.
Don’t assume anything about my health.
[Warrior I, Pigeon, Warrior II, and a bonus of yours truly laughing while losing balance in Half Moon.]
Take a look at my FAQ. It will help a lot. You’re doing what you can and what you should be doing no matter what your age or weight. Eating right and exercising. Just focus on staying healthy and your body will take care of itself. My FAQ will give you more information, but essentially to bring down your body fat %, you want to increase muscle mass and burn more calories from fat. Hight Intensity Interval Training and some good strength training will do that. As for where your body fat is centered, I’m going to assume you’re female, correct? Most women have body fat centered around their abdomen. Woman naturally need a higher body fat percentage than men (getting as low as some men can be very VERY unhealthy for a woman and can be detrimental to her health) and this is where it generally carries - around the stomach. This “pooch” as some like to call it, is protection for a fetus when or if she gets pregnant. Stress also causes it to gather around the mid section. Try some yoga or a nice hot bubble bath.
You’re young; don’t stress about your body fat percentage too much. Just focus on healthy habits and your body will take care of itself. Eat clean, stay active and be happy. <3
Jessica Rey presents the history of the evolution of the swimsuit including the origins of its design, how it has changed overtime and the post-feminist association of the bikini symbolizing female empowerment. She refers to neuro-scientific studies revealing how male brains react to images of scantily clad women versus images of women deemed modest and what the implications of the results are for women in society.
(Note: As the OP, I disagree with Rey’s approach to putting the onus on women to alter ourselves rather than to alter the male perception of women – brain wiring has plenty to do with socialization and if we worked against the culture that fuels men’s objectification of women, women’s clothing choices would matter far less in terms of how men perceive us and determine how to interact with us).
You need to learn to stop eating your feelings: Sadness, frustration, anger, loneliness, stress, happiness ect. (x)
ok so I lost 45 pounds over the course of 3 and a half months and I couldn’t be any happier! I am so thankful my best friend recommended this natural cleanse. I’ll be updating more progress pictures soon! talk about a #transformationtuesday
omg congrats! I just started using this cleanse 5 days ago and I can feel the changes in my mood and energy already!
you guys inspired me, I just got a free bottle from the website, wish me luck!
so I saw that they were doing a promotional sale and they were giving a bottle for free so I gave it a try. I swear i can feel the difference after a week already. They are still giving free bottles, so why not give it a try?
THE ORIGINAL POST FROM THIS PICTURE SAID HOW SHE TOOK THE TWO PICS MINUTES APART PEOPLE
I keep seeing this with the cleanse thing and it’s been bugging me
She was proving how your body looks differently from simply wearing different colors and how your pose!! Why are so many people stealing her 2min before and after?!?
how to lose 3 inches off your waist— super quick, easy, and healthy
Yep, I went from a 31” waist to a 28” waist overnight. Literally. Overnight. All I did was go to bed.
We are always comparing our worst to the best of others, and we don’t take the time to appreciate our bodies in less than our perception of ideal states. I love when people post photos comparing their morning tummy to their bloated after dinner tummy because this encourages not being ashamed of our tummies in their constant flux & flow. It’s easy to look at ourselves after a big meal and think we are “fat”, that food has turned us into a whale and we become scared to eat more food. Fuck that. Appreciate the ability of your intestines and stomach to expand as you fill it with nourishment, as it hugs your food and absorbs its nutrients. Never go to bed hungry. Eat past 7. Eat at 2am. Eat whenever you are hungry, and stop when you are satisfied. Trust the intuitive nature of your body and it will treat you like the goddess you are. light & love xx
I like this. Because people gonna really think she lost something quick too and all she did was let her body do what it needs to do.
I’m here for this.