Body Gratitude Meditation

Some days I can find it a bit challenging to feel thankful towards my body. Can you relate? I find that when I can drop into my breath and get quiet for a few minutes, though, then gratitude can come through in a little more easeful way. To support you in this, today’s post is short because I want you to get right into the experience. Click here to download a 5 minute guided body gratitude meditation that I made just for you. You  might even like to save it on your phone or other device to have on hand any time you might need it. Enjoy! Share the blog! Tweet: Body Gratitude Meditation from @CurvyYoga – must listen! http://bit.ly/1uU93jR Tweet: Thank
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Twelve: An Interview with Jes Baker

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Jes Baker – who is a positive, progressive, and magnificently irreverent force to be reckoned with in the realm of self-love advocacy and mental health. Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: How the camera can be used as a way to make the body positive world you want to see What Jes sees as the road to body love What Jes would love for you to know about body acceptance And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Jes Baker Jes is internationally recognized for her writing on her blog, The Militant Baker, the “Attractive and Fat” campaign, and her dedication to shifting social paradigms into a place where all people are offered the
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Learning to Quiet Your Inner Critic IS Yoga

During the yoga teacher training that I lead, we spend some times with The Yoga Sutras. These little gems (literally translated as threads) aren’t meant to be completely direct. Rather, they’re something to percolate on — for a lifetime, really. So recently when we had a guest teacher in discussing them, I had a new insight when we covered yoga sutra 1.2. Here are some different translations to give you a feel for it: Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness (trans. Georg Feuerstein) Yoga is the cessation of movements in the consciousness (trans. BKS Iyengar) Yoga is the cessation of the turnings of thought (trans. Barbara Miller) Yoga is the uniting of consciousness in the heart (trans
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5 Ways Body Positive Home Yoga Practice Can Change Your Life

Share the blog! Tweet: 5 Ways Body Positive Home Yoga Practice Can Change Your Life, a @CurvyYoga #infographic — http://bit.ly/1o2S4aK Tweet: Love the @CurvyYoga Illustrated #infographics! Check this one out, tips on how home yoga can change your life! — http://bit.ly/1o2S4aK

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How Do I Know If I’m Overdoing It In Yoga?

In this weeks From the Curvy Mat video question is a biggie! One that is challenging and can be a big conversation starter within the yoga community: “How Do I Know If I’m Overdoing It In Yoga?”  In this video you will see: How to know if you are overdoing it by checking in with your body Why the motto “No pain, no pain” is so important Why we need to come back to our breath …and more! Once you watch, let us know any ways or suggestions that you have in knowing if you are overdoing it in your yoga practice in the comments below. Prefer to read a transcript? Click here. Share the blog! Tweet: How do you know if you’re
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Why I Don’t Care About Yoga Poses

I teach yoga because it’s a concrete system for learning how to come back to your body — again and again and again. I really don’t care that much about yoga poses, in and of themselves. As long as your Triangle is safe for you, it’s all good in my opinion. I care about yoga poses because they give us a way to feel what’s happening in our bodies in this moment. Why This Matters Research shows that when we’re disconnected from our bodies, we’re at risk for a number of adverse health effects. Just as importantly, though, we’re also more likely to miss out on our lives — often through the form of forgetting. And in another, yet similar,
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Love, Curvy Yoga – Episode Eleven: An Interview with Amy Palko

In today’s episode of Love, Curvy Yoga, we interview Amy Palko – who working with goddesses from across the world! Inside this episode, you’ll hear us talk more about: What Amy’s relationship with her body was like as a young person What exactly Amy does as a goddess guide How to connect with your intuition What Red Thread Voices is and her vision behind it And, so much more! Meet Our Guest, Amy Palko Goddess guide. Poet. Sacred sensualist. Occasional hedonist. Amy Palko is an intuitive guide who supports hundreds of women on a daily basis through her work with goddesses from all corners of the globe. She is also a home-educating mother of 3, a wife of 17yrs and a university lecturer in the field of gothic expressions
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5 Ways to Know (& Honor) Your Own Rhythms

People often ask me how I do everything that I do, assuming I’m super busy and must never rest. This question always baffles me for at least a few seconds, though, because I rarely feel that busy. This hasn’t always been true for me, though. Far from it. What is Stress, Exactly? It was some time in college that I realized I had no idea what people meant when they said they were “stressed.” Of course I’d heard the nomenclature myriad times, but one day it hit me that I didn’t know what it was. I was sure I’d never experienced it; I just lived my life. This is not because I was super easy-going, living by an “it’s all
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Curvy Yoga Monthly Round Up – August 2014!

If you’re like me, you see soooooo many good things to read, watch and listen to during the month. But sometimes it’s challenging to check those things out and keep track of the links. If that sounds familiar, you’re gonna love this new round-up because we’ve gathered together some of our fav resources we’ve come across in the past month, as well as our goodies you might have missed. Let’s get to it! Reading We Loved This Month : Body Love and Power, Sally McGraw : Shedding Light on Collective Beauty, Jes Baker (contains nudity) : Your Body Is Not Your Masterpiece, Glennon Melton : Why BMI is a Big Fat Scam, Kiera Butler : Conditions of Enoughness or the
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What is Your Greatest Source of Confidence?

In this weeks From the Curvy Mat video, I got a question that was a bit of a stumper for me! “What is your greatest source of confidence?” In this video you will see: What my initial thought process drew me to Why sources outside of myself, aren’t my greatest source Why the outfit I am wearing in this video is important to this question! …and more! Once you watch, let us know what is your greatest source of confidence!? Please do share those in the comments below. Prefer to read a transcript? Click here. Share the blog! Tweet: What is Your Greatest Source of Confidence? A video from @CurvyYoga — http://bit.ly/1pRqMZo Tweet: Love that @CurvyYoga is baring it – her confidence and herself in this
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