When you hear about Yoga you usually think of hard poses, head stands, flexibility and a slim body if you want to pull off those moves. But plus-size 27-year-old certified Yoga instructor and body positive advocate Jessamyn Stanley, is slowly but surely changing the traditional definition of a “yoga body”.
There has been a lot of conversation discussing the standard of beauty in the world, from Bruce Jenner‘s debut as Caitlyn Jenner & LaVerne Cox to plus-size models & models with vitiligo – this has caused Jessamyn’s cause to get even more shine.
Speaking on her passion for Yoga and how she first started she said;
“Don’t just go with the first studio throwing around free guest passes- look for a studio whose teachers are recognized for being encouraging and positive. The outlook of a yoga teacher has just as much of an effect on your practice as the clothes you wear or the amount of water you drink. Once you find a studio, give yourself at least one week of classes, consisting of at least three classes before determining if you want to continue. If you’ve never tried yoga, your first class might be a little more intense than you’re expecting which might lead you to set fire to your yoga mat and curse the whole practice to hell.“
Her story has been inspiring more and more plus-size women to try the art, knowing now that there are no specific body types that can benefit from or try Yoga.
To find out more about Jessamyn, visit www.jessamynstanley.com