So says Abby Lentz, who teaches HeavyWeight Yoga to overweight and obese people.
The plus-sized, 232-pound instructor modifies standard yoga positions like the Downward Facing Dog and Childs Pose so theyre more comfortable for heavier folks, but just as beneficial.
Since the curled-up Childs Pose is difficult for anyone with extra flesh, she recommends separating the legs and creating a belly well, or space for the tummy to come through.
She also incorporates props to help larger students with balance and finds safe ways to distribute their weight on a mat.
Lentz is out to prove that you dont have to be pin-thin to be a flexible yogi, evidenced by real students on her new workout DVD, Heavy Weight Yoga 2: Change The Image Of Yoga.
Her method gives heavier folks their range-of-motion back, helping them do things like tie their shoes with ease again.
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