That anyone can practice yoga?
That you have the right to take any class you want, no matter who you are? That your $20 gives you the right to the same mat space as anyone else?
That you are beautiful? That your body is amazing no matter what shape it’s in?
That a good yoga teacher will recognize these things and will hold the appropriate space for you in class?
That a teacher doesn’t have to look like you or the ideal yogi (whatever that is) to have something to teach you?
As a new season starts, so does a new Plus Size Yoga series. When I introduce myself to new students, I try to make these things clear. I want my students to take my class, of course, but I also want them to know that they can take any class, that they deserve to practice yoga anywhere and at any time.
I think that anyone, plus size or not, who wants to practice yoga could use a reminder that they are already amazing and that yoga can help them remember that.