When I recently attended the Addition Elle show during New York Fashion Week. I was amazed by all the “plus size” with abs. The models were not shaped like me, however, I did think to myself I could tone up. I over the last few years or so I have dropped a noticeable amount of weight. I have been my current size for a while. I’ve partnered with Beyond Yoga to discuss yoga and plus size movement.
I used the term plus size movement and not fitness because I dislike the idea that plus size women and men ain’t fit. Lack of movement is what kept me out the gym for a long time. The pressure of going to the gym can we overwhelming. Jumping and going to gym without preparing can not only hurt your spirit but your body.
I compiled a few easy to do body movements for the plus -size woman or man that can be done at home. I’ll be doing these moves in style. I’m wearing the Jungalow set from the Beyond Yoga X Justina Blakeney limited edition collaboration. They took their popular studio bralet and featured unique prints inspired by Justina’s bohemian aesthetic. This reversible self shelf bra comes with a high front neck and keyhole back detail. The bralet has 4-way stretch, cooling properties to keep you dry and comfortable during your workout routine and quick dry. The collaboration features 3 bottoms. I’m wearing the high waisted long legging which is made from the same material as the bralet but is not reversible. The set has a matching jacket (not pictured).
Model on websie: Wearing size Small
Model Measurements: Height 5’9″, Waist 24″, Bust 32B, Hips 35″
LaToya: Wearing size XX Large
LaToya Measurements: Height 5’0″, Waist XX”, Bust 44DD, Hips XX”
I normally wear 16/18/20 or 2x
Vriksasana – Tree Pose is both a standing posture and a balancing pose. It can Improve our sense of groundedness and security in the universe.
Strengthens: Human vertebral column, Thigh, Ankle, Calf. Stretches: Shoulder, Thigh, Thorax, Groin
Modified Bālāsana – Child’s Pose, or Child’s Resting Pose is an asana. Balasana is a counter asana for various asanas and is usually practiced before and after Sirsasana.
Stretches: Hip, Thigh, Ankle
Don’t overload yourself. If you can, practice two to three times a week at least. Try to do an hour, or an hour and a half when you can. However, don’t let unrealistic expectations stop you from practicing 20 minutes, or even 10 minutes!
Modified Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose, Half Spinal Twist Pose or Vakrasana is an asana. The asana usually appears as a seated spinal twist with many variations, and is one of the twelve basic asanas in many systems of Hatha Yoga.
Mod·i·fy– Make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
Note: Consult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime.
Janu Sirsasana – Head-to-Knee Pose, Head-to-Knee Forward Bend, Head of the Knee Pose, or Head-on-Knee Pose is an asana. It is part of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and is commonly practiced as a seated asana in many styles of yoga.
I hope these moves help!
Leave some of your own moves in the comments?
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