Guest post: How to find and sustain a body affirming practice

Guest post: How to find and sustain a body affirming practice

Happy New Year!  I hope you had wonderful, relaxing holidays and are ready to take 2014 by storm!!  What better way to start off a brand new year than to be able to share with you a post by one of my favorite people, Emily Goodstein.  Emily has thrown herself into her practice with a dedication that is beyond admirable and I am so proud of her and excited that I have been part of her journey.  I asked her to do a guest post because I wanted to share her insights into finding and sustaining a body affirming yoga practice.  Her tips are insightful for all of us, whether you are an experienced yoga student or a beginner, with a larger body or not. In addition to being an awesome yogi, Emily is a fantastic photographer, who specializes in birth story photography.  She has an amazing blog of her own and is a social media marketing genius.  I’m so happy that Emily is a part of my life and I encourage you to check her stuff out!  Here’s her post: _________________________________________________________________________________ There was a time, not too long ago, that I loved yoga but couldn’t find the time to get myself to yoga classes.  I couldn’t find classes I enjoyed, didn’t have buddies to go with me, was unable to find the correct yoga outfit.  I was triggered by classes that were too difficult, didn’t feel comfortable being the only larger lady in the room, and had outgrown beginner classes… I did a few things to reclaim my practice.  I sent emails to listservs and friends, I posted on...