Monday, February 11, 2008

This has got to be the funniest political picture I have seen yet. Yes, I also know that the implications are horrible, but come on, its funny. How do people come up with this stuff? My mind does not work that fast.

On the Yoga Front I want to talk about and give some resources for plus sized yoga. As I have mentioned before I am not a small girl, I generally wear about a 3X and I love to do yoga. I think that some people feel that yoga is only for skinny people who can wrap themselves up like pretzels, but that is not the case. Yoga is so much more than being a human pretzel, although that does feel good. Yoga helps you connect your mind and body and it helps to to slow down and really think about what you are doing. How often do you do that during a given day? Yoga also keeps you flexible and able to move around better and as I age, that becomes more important to me. I see people who just stop moving and I think, you need to start practicing yoga are you are not going to be able to get out of a chair. The practice of yoga is all about doing what you can do and expanding your limits. Yoga is a individual practice even if you are in a studio with 20 other yoginis. I have added a book and a DVD to Favorites-Yoga for you to get and delve into the wonderful world of yoga. Both of these products are by Megan Garcia who is, amoung other things, a plus size model for the Just My Size brand. In the book she talks about practicing yoga at the size you are right now and the DVD has some great yoga practices. This week I want everyone to try some yoga. You can find all kinds of practices and information at www.yogajournal.com .

On the Weight Loss Front I walked yesterday and as soon as I am finished here I am going to walk this morning. I am still waiting for my Nutri System, but hopefully it will arrive today or tomorrow.

Tune in tomorrow for a crochet picture catch-up blog.

Peace,
Laura

1 comment:

dancnyogi, a.k.a. me! said...

I totally agree with your post and really glad to read that someone else feels that way. I've been in the fitness field for many years and unfortunately many people within that business have very little tolerance for those, like myself, who are not thin and buff, and young. Yoga is truly for everyone. Through practicing and teaching yoga I have become so much more acceptant of who I am and acceptant of my body the way it is at the moment. I love yoga for that reason in addition to many others. Thanks for the thoughts!