After I sustained a debilitating back injury, yoga not only helped me heal, but also improved my overall fitness and wellbeing. Now, as a yoga instructor, I'm constantly inspired by the positive impact of yoga on my students and so I'm dedicated to sharing the benefits of practice with everyone.
It’s exciting to see people of all sizes trying yoga for the first time, as well as seeing instructors and yoga studios welcoming a more diverse group of aspiring yogis. Body size does not dictate one's ability to enjoy a dynamic and revitalizing yoga practice!
I know not everyone has access to a studio or feels comfortable practicing alongside others. I wrote Yoga XXL to give everyone—perhaps you?—the opportunity to get down on the mat today.
Here are 10 reasons why yoga is great for bigger people:
1. Yoga is for everyone.
Yoga is an invigorating and healing practice that can be done by all, no matter what size yoga pants you wear.
2. Your body is full of untapped potential.
Yoga can help you feel good about your body and appreciate all that it can do—often more than you think. And over time, you’ll build flexibility, stamina, and strength.
3. You'll celebrate the body you have now.
Yoga helps you to focus on your body in the moment and appreciate its daily efforts rather than focus on how you wish your body was different.