|Wide-Leg Seated Forward Fold (Upavista Konasana)|
|Modified Child's Pose (Balasana)|
I hate to admit it, but these photos have been hanging around in my files since Autumn of 2008.
My Mom took them for a project that never quite saw the light of day.
Although I could have posted them here long ago, I didn't.
|Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana)|
Well, frankly, I didn't like the way I looked so I didn't want anyone to see them.
In fact, I didn't want to have to look at them myself.
But yesterday I came across some inspiration - a community of curvy yoginis who practice with passion and ahimsa, look awesome and aren't afraid to show it!
Anna Guest-Jelley of Curvy Yoga in Nashville is gathering photos for her gallery as a loving response to the lack of representation we curvy girls (and big guys for that matter) get in yoga magazines and marketing.
Reading her body-positive posts and the feedback from her readers inspired me to send a few for her to choose from.
She selected this one of me in the Bear Pose which she called "Totally fab!".
Thank you Anna! Namaste! I really REALLY needed that!
Drawing on her courage and community I decided to, as Anna puts it, "grab life by the curves" and share them here too.
|Bear Pose (Urdhva Upavista Konasana)|
|Photo by : Meta Penca/BNPS|