Asi najväčším strašiakom pre ľudí, ktorí premýšľajú nad návštevou štúdia jogy je pomyslenie, že tam stretnú ľudí, ktorí budú oveľa ohybnejší a šikovnejší ako oni.
Čo ak budeme stáť uprostred miestnosti naplnenej krásnymi, ohybnými a vypracovanými ženami? Túto otázku si kladieme o to viac, ak patríme medzi ženy kyprejších tvarov.
Práve tieto myšlienky so sebou priniesli nápad, ktorý v zahraničí nesie názov "Fat yoga", čiže takzvaná joga pre ženy s nadváhou. Hnutie sa vyvinulo v USA a jednou z prvých zástankýň je inštruktorka zo Severnej Karolíny Jessamyn Stanley. Vykročte z ulity a presvedčte sa spolu s nami, že sme schopné naozaj všetkého. Chce to len trpezlivosť a odvahu!
Joga pre všetkých!
Joga je naozaj pre každého. Tvrdíme to my, odborníci a každý, kto jogu vyskúšal. Nezáleží na veku, výške či váhe. Vo svete, v ktorom sme neustále zahlcovaní predstavami a ideálmi o dokonalých postavách sa našla skupinka žien, ktoré sa rozhodli postaviť proti tradičným postojom. Ich myšlienkou je oslava práve plnoštíhlych žien, ktoré dokazujú, že joga patrí všetkým!
Hrdinky s bruškom
Jessamyn je jednou z najinšpirujúcejších jogíniek. Miluje jogu, má zmysel pre módu a jej pozitívny pohľad na svet je cítiť vo všetkom, čo robí. Okrem toho je však nesmierne skromná a sama ešte stále neverí, že je naozaj taká slávna. Jej zábavné videá vás inšpirujú k tomu, aby ste prekročili svoje vlastné limity.
Okrem nej však nesmieme zabudnúť aj na ďalšie hrdinky s oblejšími tvarmi, ktoré priťahujú pozornosť najmä na Instagrame svojimi fotografiami a videami.
"How was your book tour, Jessamyn?" Well, it wasn't just one thing and there's no way for me to actually describe it. I wrote about a few things that stuck out on my tumblr- link is in the header above. Here are a few selections: 2. In Athens, GA, I taught a yoga class at @centercityballet and seeing the ballet students before my class reminded me of when I was the fattest kid in my dance class and our costumes almost always involved midriff baring and I was so self-conscious of my chubby belly that I would pull my hip huggin spandex pants up to my belly button and I had a perpetual spandex camel toe. 5. During my tour stop in Boulder, CO, I stayed at this insanely cool Denver hotel called @theartahotel. I was busy as shit so I barely got to spend any time there, but it was a very cool hotel and y’all should stay there if you’re in Denver. 6. In Chicago, I did back to back presentations at a high school in the ‘burbs. Literally every kid in those presentations reminded me of high school Jessamyn. Many of y’all seemed afraid to ask questions during the Q&A which made perfect sense because adults do the same goddamn thing. Most human beings are afraid of each other and nowhere is that made more vivid than the American high school system. 9. Darien, CT. has one of the bougiest and most beautiful libraries I’ve ever seen. Where I was reminded that library science is actually social justice and librarians are out in these streets for real. I have more to say but it’ll come out when it’s time. Every city had POC who verbalized a feeling of complete isolation. I see you. As a POC who operates in a very white world, I have to admit- our shared sense of isolation reads like a victory flag. It’s a sign that assimilation isn’t working and we are resisting. I am happy to be in the struggle with you. The rest is on my tumblr, link above- see you tomorrow at @rva_library MAIN BRANCH at 2pm, Richmond by @bynadiaaboulhosn
I bend but I don't break! Keep going! #compasspose #yoga #yogachick #yogaflow #yogainspired #yogajoy #thickyogi #curvyyogi #yogafun #curvygirlsyoga #thickfityoga #curvyyogi #jlovesyoga #iloveyoga #yogahappy #thickfityogi #yogi #everyonecandoyoga #youcandoyoga #yogaeverydamnday #blackgirlyoga #yogafit @blackslayingit #yogi #blackgirlsdoyoga #yogaforeveryone #yogachick #yogaflow #yogainspired
In a society where we are constantly told we need to have more, be more, do more just to be enough, what does it mean to be yourself? What value is there in living authentically when you're constantly told your authentic self isn't worthy? Well, there's a whole lot. The truth is that every damn time you show up for yourself, every time you try, every time you tell yourself you can when others say you can't, you are making a statement. So make it loud and clear and let that voice be louder than any hate or shame that may come your way. Because as soon as you start living authentically, others who aren't quite in that place will try and stop you, they will project their insecurities on you. Don't doubt yourself in the face of adversity. You don't have time for all that noise when you're busying living fully. Those are the times to be stronger than ever and watch as you pave the way for yourself and for others just be being you. Photo by @cheyennegil
Friends! I'm teaching in NYC next weekend @pureyoganyc :) Fundamentals, Intro to Inversions, and Restorative. Everybody is welcome. Everyyybody. Link in my bio to sign up! Hope to see you there because meeting in person is THE BEST. Other upcoming workshops/classes: Bryn Mawr, Seattle, LA. Photo from @codyapp
It's amazing how much can change when you do. Most days I'm still in disbelief over the shift I've experienced. When you change how you see, how you talk to yourself, what lens you choose to look through, your whole reality changes too. Maybe it's scary to know we actually do have more control than we think - not always over what happens but always how we react and what we do next. I often think, what if I never gave myself the chance to try? My whole world shifted because I did. Imagine that. Photo by @michelesuits