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This Curvy Yogi Is Helping Others To Embrace And Love Their Body Shapes

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This Curvy Yogi Is Helping Others To Embrace And Love Their Body Shapes

Body acceptance is KEY!

Jessamyn Stanley recently challenged the picture of an ideal yoga body and, in the process, launched the #curvyyoga. She has been practicing Bikram yoga since 2011, and indeed, her body isn’t what people expect of a yogi, but then she hasn’t allowed her weight to prevent her from teaching or doing what she so much loves. 

Jessamyn Stanley, a body advocate, sought to bring yoga to everybody of different body shapes and sizes.

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People’s ambivalence towards her often melts away right after taking her classes. And while it can undeniably be intimidating to walk into a classroom and spot the typical yoga bodies, the main point of the yoga for Jessamyn isn’t about whether a person is large or slender. 

She has also been using honesty and humor to preach self-love and body acceptance.

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Her body isn’t what people expect, but her weight hasn’t prevented her from doing what she loves. 

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“The whole point of this practice is to burn away the parts of our lives that are built up over the years that don’t matter and to burn that away to who you truly are,” Jessamyn told New York Magazine. She added that we live in a society where humans are trained to think that being overweight is wrong, so people will naturally stare. 

People’s ambivalence towards her often melts away right after taking her classes.

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via mynameisjessamyn/Instagram

“The whole point of this practice is to burn away the parts of our lives that are built up over the years.”

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However, the self-described yoga enthusiast has not only inspired curvier girls to try yoga without the fear of being judged but her openness and frankness also hit hard. She had written on her website: “I think it’s important for me to say my first yoga experience was hell on earth. Are you hearing me? HELL. ON. EARTH.”

The yoga enthusiast has not only inspired curvier girls, but her openness and frankness also hit hard.

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However, she strongly feels yoga teachers should get familiar with working with a larger-bodied person.

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The plus-size yogi strongly feels yoga teachers should get familiar with working with a larger-bodied person. However, not only is yoga hard as it can take months or years to learn advanced poses, but it also can make anyone feel self-conscious about their body. But just as Jessamyn overcame her fears, you also can go for it. 

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