Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yoga For Bigger Bellies

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Extra weight shouldn’t stop anyone from practicing yoga.

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 Child’s Pose so they’re more comfortable for heavier folks, but just as beneficial.

Since the curled-up Child’s 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 don’t 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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