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8/20/13 4:57 P

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But it's true... even when I was introduced to yoga in the 1970s, it was sub rosa - the attitude of being too big for yoga still existed. It's not like those hippies were any more inclusive. I'd avoided any yoga instruction for decades - decades when I'd been obese ...


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8/20/13 4:41 P

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Yoga is inclusive! Yoga is for everyone!


Thanks for sharing both interesting articles!

What makes a person who they are, are the choices they make. Albus Dumbledore

Our choices define us. E. Kant

If you keep believing in yourself and seek enthusiasm inside your soul, things will get simpler, more spontaneous. P. Coelho

Knowledge is like the wind, once you obtain it, you can go anywhere. Yellow Hare(Native-American Chief)


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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 4,947
8/20/13 10:24 A

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Just thought I'd share this one:

"Making yoga about personal transformation, and not a function of beauty and flexibility, is a long road that starts with everyone of all sizes, ages, genders and colors feeling included in this practice. Many are quietly practicing at home; it is now time to step out and find that your community of diverse yoga practitioners it is out there. They are small groups, but they are growing and evolving right before you. Many new yogis and yoginis are taking and teaching classes all over the world. Theyre finding they are not the only bigger-bodied, transgendered or culturally diverse people on the mat."

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I can ill afford many live yoga classes, nor do any live teacher trainings, live workshops or live retreats ... but even in my limited, low-value-customer way ... my hat has been in the ring for the past 5 years ... (save for a period of 18 months when I regrouped PSYCHOLOGICALLY -bank account isn't everything, you know!- practicing only at home ...) and will continue ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 8/20/2013 (10:25)

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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8/19/13 10:18 P

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I agree. I've wanted to do yoga for about 4 or 5 years now, but wouldn't because I felt I was "too fat" to practice. After losing nearly 90 lbs, I finally found the courage to try it out. And I love it, but I'm always the biggest person in the class and its naturally harder for me to get into certain poses because I still have about 40lbs of extra weight. I'd love to see more body variation represented in yoga videos, advertisements, etc. to show people that EVERYONE can do yoga! emoticon emoticon



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7/24/13 1:37 P

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I think it means we need to promote yoga as physical activity for all people....not just skinny white chicks. Does that mean we don't want to be a healthy weight... of course not.... but it means we want to see ourselves represented in the yoga community while we are on that journey.

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TINIERTINA's Photo TINIERTINA Posts: 4,947
7/24/13 7:27 A

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Does not mean we STAY fat.
Does not mean we get SKINNY.

But we want something relatable .. a doable practice ... self empowerment ... peace ...right now, not 20 pounds from now ...

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Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 7/24/2013 (07:28)

Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.

- Igor Stravinsky

Find a way.

--Diana Nyad

(Said after swimming from Cuba to Key West without fins or shark cages)

My blog is at tiniertina.wordpress.com/ (topics vary; words are the most important things)

Now 103 pounds less than at age 24w/o surgery!
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