Yoga for large women

Beginners Plus Size Yoga Modifications – squat figure 4 triangle warrior

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dude yoga can be hard for a plus-sized

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woman but you know what it’s not

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impossible says I begin to explore my

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journey with yoga especially after my

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knee injury I’m fighting some great

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modifications that are helping me in my

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yoga practice PS my pants are going to

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constantly shift because they’re too big

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now and falling off of me

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weight loss okay so you know how they

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have you lay on the floor and put this

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ankle on top of this knee and then pull

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this leg in thing I can’t do that yet

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one because one bigger girl and – I have

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very large legs I don’t have the

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flexibility yet and especially when I

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need to have a bigger belly so I down

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about two feet in my middle so I have

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the belly

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eprints there’s still some things that

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get in the way so in order for me to

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really stretch out this itbn which helps

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so much because that was an area of real

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soreness especially after my knee injury

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and when it’s tight it actually pulled

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on my knee I’m not dealing that anymore

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and so what I actually do is I plant my

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feet on the ground I sit on a chair

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I’ve actually swallowed up the share of

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my backside and I’ll take this foot and

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I’ll action for me I have to lift it but

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I’ll lift it up and then I will place

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comfortably my ankle over my knee and

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this knee is actually at 90 degrees and

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I will open up this foot because even by

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just doing this I’m sitting upright

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right even as my tummy was larger and

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still getting in the way there’s plenty

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of room for it to sit and so I’ll open

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up my foot like this and what happens is

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I’m feeling the stretch well when I

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gently push down on this knee just very

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very gently and take much at all you

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could just be a little increase in

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pressure what happens is and I sit up

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further upright and I keep my breathing

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in place a little harder to do what I’m

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talking right I’m not a yogi I’m just

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telling you is my journey as I struggle

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if I put my

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my handle this me and a press day on I’m

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feeling that stretch all the way from my

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glutes all the way into my tea band is

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also a lot easier to get up from this

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position both so I put my blocks down

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here and I put them side-by-side to help

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me get a little more height to be able

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to help me with my goddess pose

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and all I’m doing is I’m making sure

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they’re keeping my back straight and I’m

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just slightly sitting down and then I’m

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pushing back up and then once I’ve done

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I’m going to take these out come in when

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I’m ready to go a little deeper I can or

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if I feel confident up and I don’t need

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the chair I can be in between right like

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that

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something like that

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okay so that’s guys those oh and then

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the other thing you can do too is you

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can put the blocks back on here just

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like that kind of that I mean really

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honestly we’re doing our workouts we

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really pay attention to how we’re

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putting the blocks let’s here so the

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blocks are back on the chair and if I’m

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doing triangle pose I can use the blocks

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make sure I sit on them that it’s sturdy

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and I can turn my front foot out and I

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can do the stretch like this and that

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really really helps

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by utilizing the chair super super

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simple all right and then you can do

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this side and it’s the same thing if I

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wanted to do a triangle pose again you

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want to put your feet in the same

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direction that your yoga instructor is

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telling you and you could do this in

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stretch up and so what i’m doing here is

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i’m actually really stretching up

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through my hands so my hands are pushing

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up towards the ceiling and then I’m

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making sure that I’m feeling the stretch

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all in here and this would be a modify

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tree pose until they get other

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flexibility all right so another stretch

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is actually called a yoga squat and it’s

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supposed to be a super natural way for

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us to sit well I can’t naturally get

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there so to show you the unnatural way

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in the modification I’m using to help me

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build up my ability and as well as

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flexibility all right so suppose what is

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this really natural way that our bodies

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are meant to squat I’m still waiting for

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it to become natural for me so what I

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actually use I’m going to use the wall

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and I’m going to use these yoga blocks

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now these are not the best yoga blocks

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for me because I am somewhere in the to

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60s to 50s and he’s not really dense

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enough but they’ll work I know what the

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wall behind me I’m okay with it but I’m

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going to probably get the coke the wide

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you saying coke cork version cork

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version of them okay so for the sake of

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not having to reset up the video but

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what I’m going to do is I’m going to

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kind of put them several inches back

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from the wall like this just a few

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inches all right and I’m actually doing

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it upright so it’s going to happen is

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I’m actually going to put my weight into

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the wall and really route my feet into

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the ground to help me slide down to this

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yoga pose and keep it slightly apart so

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I booty have somewhere to land all right

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ready

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so my legs are apart probably sent a

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little bit better like this now I shall

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utilize the wall my pants are falling

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down because I’ve lost a bunch of weight

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to beat my middle to be exact and slide

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down like this and so here I am in the

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natural squat it’s actually kind of

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Tuffy because my belly has somewhere to

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go but I kind of feel like I can go down

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a little further and so if I if I have

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fun here my back is upright my back is

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actually away from the wall and I’m

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sitting pretty comfortably like this so

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G and then what I’m going to do is I

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don’t really have a fancy way that I can

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get out of this yet some prodding

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utilize my wall and there we go and by

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putting my weight into my feet I did

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that okay so let’s get fancy and see if

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I can actually go from down so my head a

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little bit about this because it seems

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kind of low and of course I want to use

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my previous knee injury as an excuse but

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I work my way through that

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so yeah I’m utilizing the wall pants her

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up not awesome and I’m gonna scoot back

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down oh okay that was way scarier than I

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thought it was going to be but my back

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is now completely against the wall I’m

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rooting my weight into my feet and I’m

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able if I lean forward slightly hinging

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forward in my hips now a lot of my back

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is off the wall and this is allowing me

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to kind of get used to this position now

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I have very heavy legs and so being able

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to get my calf muscles in my calf

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muscles ooh a muscle there too but my

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calves and my quads to get smashed

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because two together requires more

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flexibility and probably some loss of

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size and my in my length I would assume

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but at least I’m able to do it and

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I will continue to get better at it but

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this is how I am modifying the yoga

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squat for now

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