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Downward facing dog modifications for beginners & plus size yogis | Body Positive Yoga

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“Yoga has a very prominent piece of philosophy within it that is called ahimsa. . . Ahimsa means non-violence, or non-killing or non-harming. . . Ahimsa also means acting with kindness towards ourselves. . . And I see this as a huge correlation with HAES® as well. I really feel that the diet culture that is out there and the weight loss culture that is out there can be extremely harmful as I’m sure most of us who have experienced it know. . . . Whereas HAES® is much more in line with yoga philosophy in terms of being about not harming. Let’s do everything we can to create a healthy body in a gentle and tender and loving and compassionate way.”
Tiina Veer, HAES® Meets Ahimsa: Applying Yoga Philosophy To Your HAES® Practice And Vice Versa (Body Love Wellness)

Downward facing dog modifications for beginners & plus size yogis

A variety of modifications for not only larger bodies, but people with varying levels of ability (including those of us with wrist pain).  Bonus!  She has a video about how you can keep your boobs out of your face during yoga!

Bonus Bonus! Modifications for Pigeon Pose

Triple bonus since I recently posted about Sun Salutations: Sun Salutation Modifications for Plus-Size Bodies

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A person in flux.

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