How can a yoga teacher help overweight students feel safe and accepted?
How can he or she help overweight students to adapt an asana if needed, and still maintain good alignment and safety?
This guide is unique. Written for yoga teachers, but also useful for overweight students of yoga, it can help you find the answers to these questions.
Please note: In this guide, the author, Dr. Kay Erdwinn, describes herself as “having been fat all my life,” and freely uses the word “fat” throughout. She uses the word in its true sense: as a simple descriptor, not as a demeaning term. We honor her stance and support her desire to see “fat” rescued from being an insult. We therefore have left the guide as she wrote it. We look forward to the day when “fat” is no more demeaning than “tall” or “brunette.” Thank you, Kay, for your integrity and for this excellent guide.
Teaching Yoga for Round Bodies
- Adho Mukha Shvasana
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
- Jathara Parivartanasana
- Setu Banghasana
- Standing Backward Bend
- Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
- Viparita Karani