Body Positive Yoga - 

Curvesome Yoga


Are you tired of feeling like you don't belong in a yoga studio because you don't have the mainstream definition of a "yoga body"? Are you looking for a practice that celebrates your body and makes you feel good in your skin? Look no further than Curvesomeyoga – the body-positive yoga practice that celebrates all body types and promotes self-acceptance.

In this ebook, we'll dive deep into the world of body-positive yoga, exploring its benefits, principles, and how you can get started with your own practice. And because we believe in making yoga accessible to all, we've included a handy checklist to help you stay on track with your practice.

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But before we get started, let's meet your guide for this journey – me, Donna Noble, yoga teacher, extraordinaire and lover of all things yoga. 

You might remember me from such memorable yoga classes as "Downward Facing Dog in the TARDIS" and "The Noble Art of Savasana". 

I'm here to guide you through the world of Curvesomeyoga with a mix of humour, facts, and practical advice. So grab your yoga mat, take a deep breath, and let's get started!

Chapter 1: What is Curvesome Yoga?

Curvesome Yoga is a body-positive, inclusive practice that celebrates all body types. It's a safe and welcoming space for people of all sizes to practice yoga without feeling judged or self-conscious. The practice focuses on gentle, mindful movement that honours the body, regardless of size or shape.

At the core of Curvesomeyoga is the principle of inclusivity. All bodies are welcome, regardless of size, shape, ethnicity or ability. The practice emphasizes self-care, understanding, and acceptance of the body. All poses are designed to be accessible and comfortable for all body types, with variations and props available to help make the poses more comfortable.

CurvesomeYoga also promotes self-acceptance and self-care. It encourages students to embrace their bodies and treat them with kindness and compassion. Through practice, students learn to accept and appreciate their bodies.

Chapter 2: The Benefits of Curvesomeyoga

Curvesomeyoga has many benefits for both the mind and body. Some of these benefits include:

  1. Increased flexibility and strength of both the mind and body

  2. Improved balance and posture

  3. Reduced stress and anxiety

  4. Improved body awareness and self-esteem

  5. Enhanced mindfulness and relaxation

The practice is also a great way to stay active, build strength, and ease stress in a supportive and judgment-free environment. It's the perfect practice for anyone looking to reconnect with their body and find a deep sense of self-acceptance. an appreciation for the body.

Chapter 3: How to Get Started with Curvesomeyoga

Now that you know what Curvesomeyoga is and its benefits, it's time to get started with your own practice. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Find a body-positive yoga studio or instructor: Look for studios or teachers that specifically mention inclusivity and body positivity in their mission statements or class descriptions.

  2. Don't be afraid to offer variations poses: It's okay to use props and adapt poses to make them more comfortable or accessible for your body.

  3. Focus on your breath and how the pose feels: Yoga is about finding balance and relaxation in your body, not about achieving a certain appearance.

  4. Remember that yoga is a journey, not a destination: Don't get too caught up in achieving certain poses or progress – just enjoy the present moment and the benefits that yoga brings to your mind and body.

Chapter 4: The Curvesome Yoga Checklist


Welcome to your ultimate guide to Body Positive Yoga – Curvesomeyoga! Whether you're a beginner or an advanced practitioner, this checklist has everything you need to create a nourishing and empowering yoga practice that celebrates your body and promotes self-acceptance. 

So, let's get started!

Step 1: Set Your Intentions

Before you start your Curvesomeyoga practice, take a moment to set your intentions. Ask yourself, why am I practicing yoga? What do I hope to gain from my practice? Your intentions can be anything from wanting to show gratitude for your body, to slow down, reduce stress, connect the mind, or simply enjoy the practice and relax.

Step 2: Choose Your Space

Find a space that feels safe, comfortable, and inspiring for your yoga practice. It can be a corner of your living room, a spot in the park, or a dedicated yoga studio. Make sure the space is free from distractions and has enough room for your mat and any props you may need.

Step 3: Gather Your Props

Curvesomeyoga is all about finding what works for your body. So, don't be afraid to use props to help adapt the postures to suit your unique body. Some props you may want to consider include yoga blocks, straps, bolsters, and blankets (or you can use household substitutes like books, belts etc.

Step 4: Warm-Up with Gentle Movement

Start your practice with some gentle movement to warm up your body and prepare for the practice. This can include simple stretches, gentle twists, and some sun salutations.

Step 5: Explore Curvesomeyoga Poses

Curvesomeyoga focuses on gentle, mindful movement that honors the body, no matter what size or shape. Some poses to explore in your practice include:

  1. Cat-Cow Stretch: This gentle flow stretches and strengthens the spine while improving mobility.

  2. Child's Pose: A gentle restorative pose that helps to release tension in the back, hips, and thighs.

  3. Warrior II: This empowering pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips, and improves balance.

  4. Tree Pose: This grounding pose helps to improve balance, strengthen the legs and core, and promotes focus and concentration.

  5. Corpse Pose: A relaxing pose that allows the body to fully relax and rejuvenate.

Step 6: Breathe and Relax

Breathwork is a key part of the Curvesomeyoga practice. Focusing on your breath helps to keep the mind focused and the body relaxed. Try practicing some simple breathing exercises, like deep belly breathing or alternate nostril breathing, to help calm your mind and body.

Step 7: Embrace Self-Acceptance

Curvesomeyoga is all about embracing your body and treating it with kindness and compassion. Use your practice as an opportunity to cultivate self-acceptance. Instead of focusing on what your body can't do, celebrate what it can do, and show gratitude for all the amazing things your body does for you every day.

Step 8: Try Advanced Poses

Once you feel comfortable with the basics, try exploring some different poses.

Step 9: Incorporate Mindfulness and the Philosophy of Yoga

Curvesome yoga is not just about the physical practise.

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