Yoga for All Shapes and Sizes

I know how horrible it feels, especially if you are not size zero, to bend backward in front of a room full of strangers. Just the thought of this makes you sore, of getting into a downward-facing dog position, or Warrior II pose.  

There are a number of easy and effective yoga techniques for bodies of all sizes. These postures benefit a yogi in many healthy manners. Here are some of the most beneficial ones, gathered just for you.

Restorative Yoga:

This form of yoga deals with relaxing a body through multiple yoga poses. It calms and reset the entire body to prepare the yogi for ultimate relaxation. Some of the poses that are involved in restorative yoga include:

  • Child’s Pose
  • Corpse Pose
  • Happy Baby pose
  • Legs-up-the-wall pose
  • Reclining Bound Angle Pose

There are countless benefits of practicing restorative yoga. It slows down the pace of life, and revives your strength and freshness. It soothes down the nervous system along with encouraging mindfulness. The technique is simple and is suitable for all shapes and sizes. 

Seated Yoga:

It is easily adapts and strengthens the core of your body. It makes you more flexible and grounded. Poses like Upward Boat, Garland and Dolphin are best suited for thigh muscles, hip muscles and for strengthening the backbone.

Seated postures realign the spine, open the chest for improved respiratory system, and stretches leg muscles.   

Kripalu Yoga:

During summers and springs, one of the best to practices is Kripalu Yoga. This form of yoga involves ultimate peace. It is centered on finding inner peace.

Kripalu Yoga contains certain postures which a plus-sized yogi might feel uncomfortable in performing, however most of the poses are easy for bodies of all sizes, and are highly-effective.

Some of the Kripalu Poses include:

  • Sun salutation 
  • Half Moon Pose
  • Tree pose
  • Bow pose

The postures are mainly involve bending and sitting positions, which focus on lightness and serenity. It rejuvenates freshness and peace of mind, while improving blood circulation within the body.       

These yoga postures are for everyone, no matter what your body-type or age is. Even if you have never stepped into a yoga class before, you have nothing to worry about. In your fast paced life in the present, find some time for yourself, to preserve your future. Now get started to strengthen your body and flaunt the curves with these healthy yoga techniques.

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