Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
HOT_MAMA_13's Photo HOT_MAMA_13 SparkPoints: (40,136)
Fitness Minutes: (47,755)
Posts: 480
7/27/11 10:31 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Also from Megan Garcia - Just My Size Yoga is a DVD released from the brand Just My Size. It's 45 minutes long and it was what made me fall in love with yoga. She is a great instructor and it's easy to watch the DVD first before doing the poses with her. I found doing them both step by step and then as a flowing routine and it's a great work out. I borrowed it from my local library and am looking for it to buy to keep :-) I just requested her book to read through as well so I'm looking forward to that :-)

Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going.
~ Jim Ryun
*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing -
that's why it's recommended daily.
~Zig Ziglar
*~~*~~*~~*~~*~~*
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU0BzZlwU4o&
feature=youtu.be


 Pounds lost: 3.1 
 
0
4.5
9
13.5
18
PODDINGTON SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 1
5/3/11 11:05 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi, new member and I'm a pretty tubby lady!
This is a DVD I think 'ladies of girth' might find of value: Gaiam - Yoga Conditioning For Weightloss by Suzanne Deason. It has a variety of options for those who have limited mobility (for whatever reason) and I intend to start using this routine regularly now.
www.amazon.co.uk/Gaiam-Yoga-Conditio
in
g-Weightloss-DVD/dp/B002NQCHQO/ref=sR>r_1_4?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1304434809&sr=1-4


FROSTWARRIOR Posts: 31
4/27/11 7:35 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
As a 6 ft 3 huge chap who does Yoga (over 1 year now) just remember every one starts out somewhere and the important thing is not to compare yourself to others - your yoga is yours and its more important to improve over time than anything else

 current weight: 293.4 
 
329
298.75
268.5
238.25
208
SEALIONWOMAN723's Photo SEALIONWOMAN723 Posts: 11
2/20/11 11:18 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I also joined a yoga studio and, just like ANNALEA was very nervous. I thought it was going to be really intimidating and that I wouldn't be able to do anything. I've been practicing yoga for about 6 months now and I LOVE my class! Yoga is all about accepting yourself no matter where you are; as my teacher always says, "You are right where you need to be." Those words have helped me countless times. Don't feel intimidated!!

 current weight: 239.8 
 
250
227.5
205
182.5
160
ANNALEA_XO's Photo ANNALEA_XO SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (1,120)
Posts: 62
2/19/11 7:25 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Hey. So I know that this doesn't relate directly to your post because you are looking for online sources but I clicked on this link because I thought it was about bigger people doing yoga (in a class setting).

If anybody else clicks on this link because they have been asking themselves 'Am I too Fat for Yoga" - I would like to say ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I put off joining a yoga studio for the longest time because I thought I was too fat! Just over a month I decided that I would do the trial month and it ended up being the best decision I have ever made! There are other full figured women in my class - some who are much larger than me - and our instructors are very good at giving modifications for all body sizes and abilities.

Honestly - there are stick-skinny people in my class who can't do poses that I can do - it is not just about weight!

If you are interested in doing a studio class I urge you to give it a try. It is so relaxing and is really a great environment to be in. :)

 current weight: 248.0 
 
251
220.75
190.5
160.25
130
SWEATINNSMILIN's Photo SWEATINNSMILIN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (320)
Posts: 23
12/18/10 2:09 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Ohhhh! thank for the info I will look into that book asap.

With Kind Regards,

Caresse

I can do it
I want to do it
I will do it
I am doing it
I am worth it
I deserve it!

Time to be a little selfish when it comes to my health.... so ME ME ME ME ME!


 current weight: 398.0 
 
398
361
324
287
250
SWEATINNSMILIN's Photo SWEATINNSMILIN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (320)
Posts: 23
12/18/10 2:08 A

Send Private Message
Reply
TY! I found it on amazon.com and youtube lovely videos just what I needed!

With Kind Regards,

Caresse

I can do it
I want to do it
I will do it
I am doing it
I am worth it
I deserve it!

Time to be a little selfish when it comes to my health.... so ME ME ME ME ME!


 current weight: 398.0 
 
398
361
324
287
250
THERESEMB1's Photo THERESEMB1 Posts: 2,819
12/17/10 5:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I found a wonderful book "MEGA YOGA" by Megan Garcia, she is a full figured model that does and teaches yoga for larger sizes. This book explained and showed so many wonderful things to me about yoga. I believed I could learn yoga after reading it, and I have and continue to do so.

NAMASTE --The divine in me honors and respects the divine in you.

Just for today I will do my best to do what is Good, kind, right, and nice, even when it is difficult.


 current weight: 160.0 
 
196
182
168
154
140
SHRLZI's Photo SHRLZI Posts: 4,088
12/16/10 7:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Try googling "yoga for round bodies" -- very good dvds that take into account the needs of WOGs (Women of Girth)
emoticon

...there is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there's still a sureness in you, where there's a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility in you. ~John O'Donohue
being.publicradio.org/programs/2010/
inner-landscape/transcript.shtml


 current weight: 161.0 
 
161
155
149
143
137
SWEATINNSMILIN's Photo SWEATINNSMILIN SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (320)
Posts: 23
12/16/10 6:49 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I love a good stretch so i thought yoga would be perfect for me, I went to my trusty friend (google) and typed in "Yoga for fat people" and was given numerous links to some very helpful websites but nothing that I really wanted. So I turned to my other friend (youtube) to see if I could find any heavier people doing a yoga segment... sadly no luck there. HOWEVER I did find a nice lady who teaches yoga for bigger people but still I have a hard time moving around and trying to keep my eyes on my laptop to see what shes up to.

My Question: Anyone know of a good website catering to us larger people who enjoy or want to enjoy Yoga?

With Kind Regards,

Caresse

I can do it
I want to do it
I will do it
I am doing it
I am worth it
I deserve it!

Time to be a little selfish when it comes to my health.... so ME ME ME ME ME!


 current weight: 398.0 
 
398
361
324
287
250
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Yoga Lovers Yoga Information Posts

Topics: Last Post:
How in the world do you do a tree pose? 8/27/2014 9:31:54 PM
What's your favorite pose? 8/9/2015 9:18:26 PM
camel pose 8/6/2014 10:50:11 AM
transitions 8/23/2015 9:30:19 AM
Mat info request 6/16/2015 3:37:59 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=6818x13x38514666

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by October 13! Sign up with Email Sign up with Facebook
By clicking one of the above buttons, you're indicating that you have read and agree to SparkPeople's Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy and that you're at least 18 years of age.