Plus Size Movement Featuring Beyond Yoga

“Drop and give me zen.”_ Unknown



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


Jungalow Studio Bralet|Jungalow High Waisted Long Legging

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.

Stretches: Shoulder, Hip, Neck.



Mod·i·fy– Make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.

NoteConsult a doctor before beginning an exercise regime.




Ardha Chandrasana – Half Moon Pose is an asana.

Strengthens: Human vertebral column, Abdomen, Thigh, Buttocks, Ankle.  Stretches: Shoulder, Human vertebral column, Thorax, Hamstring, Calf, Groin.




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.

Strengthens: Human back.  Stretches: Shoulder, Human vertebral column, Hamstring, Groin.

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