Yoga: The Plus-Size Route to a Positive Life


You might think that while working out, you look ugly! Let’s not argue about that today! Let’s give you an alternate means of working out and keeping yourself fit…yoga! If you think that yoga is only for lithe, fit and fabulous individuals, it is time you get rid of this idea. People of all shapes and sizes can practise and reap the benefits of this ancient Vedic practice! That includes YOU!

Here are all your questions regarding plus size yoga…answered!

1.    What is plus-size yoga?

Plus size yoga has this adaptability to accommodate all the traditional poses and postures and asanas keeping in mind your body shapes and curves. You should know that plus size individuals can do all the yoga activities in the same way as slim people. You only need some modifications of the poses and asanas.

2.    How to start plus-size yoga?

For the best and maximum result out of your yoga sessions, it is important that you enroll yourself in a certified yoga class. If you search, you can also find specialized classes for the plus-sized.

Start your yoga sessions with gentle activities like “hatha practice”, “Viniyoga” and “Integral” yoga. For those with limited mobility, you can also opt for chair yoga. Before your first yoga class, talk to your yoga teacher to make sure that you are in a comfortable position and that the teacher will allow modifications from time to time.

You may not feel at ease to participate in group classes; in that case, private yoga classes are the way to go.

But, if you don’t have the time or accessibility to yoga classes, then you can go through the book Yoga: Just My Size With Megan Garcia (2005). You will find it beneficial.

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3.    What are the benefits of plus-size yoga?

The primary benefit of plus-size yoga is weight loss. Although a dramatic outcome is not likely, Yoga will provide you with a sense of overall well-being. If you can limit your calorie intake and incorporate yoga and some-free hand exercises you can expect, if not weight-loss, at least a steady and desirable weight.

Other benefits of yoga are:

  • Stronger and more limber muscles
  • Relaxed and improved heart health
  • A journey towards self-awareness and peace of mind

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4.    What are some yoga poses, plus size women can try?

Start with these three simple poses meant for plus-size women

  • Knee-to-chest pose
  • Child’s pose
  • Corpse pose
Hope all the information will inspire you to undertake yoga sessions! Remember, it is all about living your life in a positively plus-size way! Yoga will help you to achieve that!

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