Yoga and Body Image Coalition
The Yoga and Body Image Coalition is committed to body love by developing, promoting and supporting yoga that is accessible, body positive and reflects the full range of human diversity. Our mission not only advocates yoga as an essential tool in personal transformation, from the inside out, but also includes a critical social justice component by challenging industry leaders and media creators to expand their vision of what a yogi looks like.
There has never been a more lonely time in my life than when I was neck deep in a relapse of my eating disorder after struggling to find recovery for almost a decade. I had just graduated from college, was
I don’t remember how many times she asked me to try yoga, but I finally did. Exercise restrictions were lifted and I was craving movement. I was always a mover. But when it was time to go inpatient to treat
Anyone who has struggled with disordered eating and/or negative body image knows that it’s all about the food and body and NOT about the food and body at the same time. The distorted image and hatred of the body along
If you want to talk about my sense of community and how it relates to yoga, I'll tell you that yoga has contributed significantly to my feeling connected and meaningful in this world that I am constantly trying to figure
Join the Yoga and Body Image on June 2nd as we recognize World Eating Disorder Action Day- a global initiative to increase access to accurate information about eating disorders, eradicate myths, and collectively advocate for resources and policy change.
Our campaign challenges stereotypes about who practices yoga, who should practice yoga, and what a “yoga body” looks like. Share and wear the YBIC 'This is whatayogilookslike' Tee, Tank or Hoodie.
Every Body is a Yoga Body
Spread the good vibes and buy a tee/tank/hoodie for yourself, a teacher, friend, family member or someone who loves (or could benefit from) yoga. Join us by boldly declaring, " Every body is a yoga body."
Yoga and Body Image:
25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery & Loving Your Body.
In this incredible, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five authors, including Alanis Morrisette, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, and Dr. Sara Gottfried, discuss how yoga and body image intersect. With these inspiring personal stories, learn how yoga not only affects your body but also how it affects the way you feel about your body. Each author offers a unique perspective on how yoga has shaped his or her life and provides tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and a renewed body image. By bringing together a diverse collection of voices that span the spectrum of human experience, this anthology will help you learn to love your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle.
Much of our dissatisfaction (and disappointment) with our bodies and compromised self-esteem is a result of an image not rooted in reality but grounded in an illusion.
My yoga practice teaches me acceptance in that my body is not an inconvenience or a burden, but rather an opportunity to reclaim my position in any space I choose to occupy.
Chelsea Jackson, Ph.DContributor
No one else empowers you. You empower yourself. And as that inner empowerment unfolds, you step into your agency and can begin to take compassionate action on your own behalf.