Body Gratitude Print Out for the Holidays!

Here is a printable gratitude journal that we have created for you! You can download them in either color here or black & white here! Share the blog! Tweet: Body Gratitude Print Out for the Holidays! A @CurvyYoga #infographic — http://bit.ly/1zQ2txj Tweet: Love the @CurvyYoga Illustrated #infographics! Check this one out, a gratitude printable! — http://bit.ly/1zQ2txj

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Eighteen: An Interview with Tara Brach

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Tara Brach who I couldn’t be more honored to be talking with. Tara is a clinical psychologist, author and senior meditation teacher of Insight Meditation. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Tara’s philosophy around embodiment and meditation and how the two relate. How meditation works as a tool for acceptance? How we stay with the body as it inevitably changes, whether through aging, illness, changes in shape/size, etc. And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Tara Brach Tara Brach, Ph. D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Radical Acceptance,(2003) and True Refuge (2013). She is founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, and teaches meditation at centers
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Anna’s Top Ten Books of 2014

I look forward to December all year. Not because of the holidays, though they’re lovely. But because this is the time of year that all the Top Books of the Year lists come out. If you visualize a child jumping up and down with glee upon receiving exactly what they wanted for their birthday, that might come close to how I feel about seeing another of these lists. It just makes me so happy! Some people love to buy new shoes, others are all about the dresses, but for me, it’s books, books, books. So in case you are also into getting new book recommendations, I wanted to share my Top Ten for this year. My list includes the books
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What is a 1-Minute Practice to De-Stress Instantly?

In this weeks From the Curvy Mat video the question is one that I think we might all be thinking at this time of year: “What is a 1-Minute Practice to De-Stress Instantly?” So perfect with the upcoming holidays! In this video you will see: How to take a minute to yourself to refocus Why it doesn’t need to be complicated …and more! Please let us know in the comments below how this de-stressor worked for you or any tips you may have! Prefer to read a transcript? Click here. Share the blog! Tweet: What is a 1-Minute Practice to De-Stress Instantly? by @CurvyYoga — http://bit.ly/1tw7xSk Tweet: Here is a quick @CurvyYoga video to help de-stress handy for the holidays: http://bit.ly/1tw7xSk

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Seventeen: An Interview with Hanne Blank

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Hanne Blank who spends her time thinking, learning, writing, and speaking at the crossroads of bodies, self, and culture. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: Hanne’s work bridges the town/gown divide and the mind/body split, find out how she found herself doing this kind of translation work What Hanne wishes all exercisers knew about good bodies What Hanne’s relationship with her body was like as a young person And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Hanne Blank Hanne Blank, joyfully spanning the town/gown divide as well as the mind/body split, her books include the histories Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality (Beacon Press, 2012) and Virgin: The Untouched History (Bloomsbury, 2007), the cult classic
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The Curvy Seven with Jessamyn Stanley

Happy to introduce this month’s yogi in our Curvy Seven feature! To see everyone who has been interviewed, please click here. 1. What’s your yoga origin story? Like (seemingly) most people, I began practicing yoga during a very difficult point in my life. I was 24, and thus completely consumed in the elementary dramatics of being that age. I was studying in a graduate program that didn’t quite fit with my ever evolving goals, as well as coping with the end of a long-term relationship. In fall 2011, one of my classmates encouraged me to purchase a groupon unlimited pass to our local Bikram yoga studio. I had actually tried Bikram once before, when I was in my teens- my experience
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How Do I Get My Family to Practice Yoga Too?

In this weeks From the Curvy Mat video the question is one that has made me chuckle from time to time, “How Do I Get My Family to Practice Yoga Too?” In this video you will see: Ask yourself this: do you want them to practice with you? If yes, my suggestion to help you get them on board with you What NOT to do when trying to sway family to join you …and more! If you have suggestions on what’s worked for you..OR what hasn’t..in getting your family to do yoga with you, please let us know in the comments below! Prefer to read a transcript? Click here. Share the blog! Tweet: How Do I Get My Family to Practice Yoga Too? by @CurvyYoga — http://bit.ly/1xfqoZ7 Tweet:
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How to Find a Curvy Friendly Yoga Class

Share the blog! Tweet: How to Find a Curvy Friendly Yoga Class, a @CurvyYoga #infographic — http://bit.ly/1otSTzl Tweet: Love the @CurvyYoga Illustrated #infographics! Check this one out on how to find a yoga class! — http://bit.ly/1otSTzl

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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Sixteen: An Interview with Pleasance Silicki

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Pleasance Silicki! Pleasance runs an incredible yoga studio in DC called lil omm that I had the pleasure of visiting, and she also was one of the first people to be really thrilled to have Curvy Yoga at her studio, through an incredible teacher, Dena Kahn. I am so excited for y’all to get to meet her! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: How yoga came into Pleasance’s life Why it is important to Pleasance to include yoga students of all shapes and sizes in her studio Inspiring books she is reading or has read How to create a Curvy Yoga friendly environment as a teacher and studio owner And,
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There’s a Word for That

I was recently planning a teaching activity. To make it fun, I thought I’d break the group into teams, then have one member from each team compete in a silly game. Whoever won the game would get to answer a question for a chance to win a point. Then we’d keep on like that until we’d either run out of questions or time. When I realized this would mean me coming up with a bare minimum of 10 different games for people to play, I wasn’t deterred. I googled and found games that would work, though it wasn’t easy because they all had to be simple enough to explain quickly. As I went back through my plan, I realized that
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