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Yoga Bodies

I had the chance to take my favorite yoga class this morning. It’s an awesome class for me: flow-based and fairly vigorous, with a teacher who offers the less strenuous modifications first and who always asks before physically adjusting a

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Size Frustrations

Dear Unnamed Clothing Manufacturer, It was, on the whole, a good trip. I shouldn’t complain. I’m going to complain. I needed new yoga pants, on account of I have plumb worn out the seams of two-thirds of my current batch,

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I Like These Links

My Plate Does Not Have to Be the Same as Your Plate by Kath at Fat Heffalump [note for discussion of food policing] — “I’m really struggling to understand why people can’t see that what other people eat is none

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Guest Author: On Apples and Abdominal Adipositivity

Laura is a twenty-something fatshionista. She enjoys cupcakes, climbing trees, contra dancing, and smashing the kyriarchy. She currently blogs at Tutus and Tiny Hats, where this post originally appeared. It is cross posted here with permission. _______________________________________________________________________________________ As an apple-shaped

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Hip Yoga: One More Abductor Stretch

I was ambivalent about tackling ardha matsyendrasana, not only because it’s a pose I love to hate, but also because I think the main reason it is such a pose is because it’s not so accessible to me on account

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Extra Weight

Dear print, radio, and Internet advertisements (thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster I have stopped watching TV) that keep trying to convince me to shed my “extra weight,” I have tried so many of your programs. They failed miserably, all of

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Yoga Month, Yoga Wisdom — Space

The sixth thing yoga has taught me is that my body is entitled to take up space. Certainly, in the context of a crowded class and/or a small studio — where multiple bodies are equally entitled to take up space

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