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.
The following content was written by Janet Lowndes at Mind Body Well and has been cross-posted with permission. For the original article, see here.
The language of ‘body image’ is common in our culture of attention to appearance, and lately, conversation
Perhaps one of the most devastating and enduring consequences of an eating disorder is the isolation and loneliness experienced by the affected person. Eating disorders both create and thrive in isolation. Making the presence of collaborative and supportive relationships an
Several years ago I had an experience that changed my teaching for good. I had been teaching Yoga for about three years, when one day I arrived to teach my class and realized I had left my lesson plan at
EVERY BODY IS WORTHY OF LOVE, RESPECT AND JOY.
The Yoga and Body Image Coalition is committed to body positivity, diversity, equity and creating and sharing positive and inspiring content with a critical eye and strong footing in our social justice roots.
By Melanie Klein
It’s time and I am SO excited – 30 new stories to promote inquiry and understanding as well nurture and inspire.
It is my deepest desire that the shared narratives in Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades
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.