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A Resilient Gift

The assumption would be if you met me and saw me is that being petite (I’m almost 5’1) with a muscular, athletic frame that I’m content with my body. Truth is I’m pretty content now, but it has been a long road to get here.

My body and me.

Dear Little Kristi,

As I pick you up, I want you to know you are loved. You matter. Your body is a gift.

Even though you get glasses in 3rd grade, you still have beautiful, almond shaped eyes. Even if you think your nose is too big, be proud your Native heritage. When you’re in elementary school, don’t let the teasing about being bigger or heavier than the other kids get you down. Your weight doesn’t define you as a person. You are so much more than a number on the scale. Just wait and see.

Permission

YOGA | SELF CARE Yoga gave me permission to fall in love with my body. The universe sends us so many messages about what we ‘should’ look like and what a ‘real’ yoga body is.  That message was telling me I wasn’t good enough so naturally I was relating my worth to...

Overcoming Other’s Opinions on the Mat

YOGA | HEALTH & WELLNESSI first began yoga for my joint health. I had desperately wanted to run, but my joints were not receptive to my weight and gait back then. So, I would drag my ass to the yoga studio for the asana, and without fail, each class would be...

Slow The F Down

“Let’s pause for a moment… how many of you have dealt or currently deal with a body image issue or challenge with food? Raise your hand,” our Yoga Teacher Training instructor questioned us.

A Resilient Gift

The assumption would be if you met me and saw me is that being petite (I’m almost 5’1) with a muscular, athletic frame that I’m content with my body. Truth is I’m pretty content now, but it has been a long road to get here.

My body and me.

Dear Little Kristi,

As I pick you up, I want you to know you are loved. You matter. Your body is a gift.

Even though you get glasses in 3rd grade, you still have beautiful, almond shaped eyes. Even if you think your nose is too big, be proud your Native heritage. When you’re in elementary school, don’t let the teasing about being bigger or heavier than the other kids get you down. Your weight doesn’t define you as a person. You are so much more than a number on the scale. Just wait and see.

Permission

YOGA | SELF CARE Yoga gave me permission to fall in love with my body. The universe sends us so many messages about what we ‘should’ look like and what a ‘real’ yoga body is.  That message was telling me I wasn’t good enough so naturally I was relating my worth to...

Slow The F Down

“Let’s pause for a moment… how many of you have dealt or currently deal with a body image issue or challenge with food? Raise your hand,” our Yoga Teacher Training instructor questioned us.

Community Blog Submissions

Body image and yoga are so deeply connected and we often forget this is a battle we are all fighting: learning to own our body and love the skin we’re in.

This blog was created as a platform of connection and community. This is a place for anyone to share their experience with yoga and body image. 

Your vulnerability allows others to heal too.

Please feel free to submit a blog post below! After submission your post will be reviewed and added if approved.

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