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Yoga, not quite my size

I tried a Yoga DVD a couple days ago, but I think it might be too hippy dippy for me. I got Just My Size Yoga with Megan Garcia because it has fat instructor. I figured this would be good because they wouldn’t try to make me strike any poses impossible for the big bellied, like “Cat Licking His Balls.” That’s not a real yoga pose, by the way, but don’t tell my cat that. He thinks he’s a yoga master.

Anyway, I’m not really into the whole meditation and calming aspects of yoga because I lead a pretty stress-free life. My job isn’t very stressful at all, my finances are under control, nothing catastrophic has happened lately (knock on wood) so I’m generally a pretty mellow person. I didn’t find most of the poses to be demanding either. This is probably in part because I stretch before I walk, so I can touch my toes with no problem. A couple of the leg lifts and the squat were good, but otherwise I was just kind of bored. I guess I’m looking for something more aerobic, where I’ll actually feel sore the next day from exercising. But it can’t be too demanding because I’m fighting this thing called ‘inertia’ and can’t move back and forth as quick as most of those hoppity rabbit instructors.

The other thing that annoyed me about this DVD was there was a little interview with the instructor where she goes on about how we’re all beautiful goddesses, blah, blah, blah. How does she know I’m beautiful? I could have a goiter on my neck for all she knows. I could have an upturned piggy nose. Not everyone is beautiful, so it’s silly to say we are. Not everyone has inner beauty either. She also mentions the negative images in the media of only really thin chicks. Yeah, they’re there, but people keep using the same catchphrases and expressions to talk about these negative images, which makes the person talking sound as brainless and controlled as anyone who gets sucked in by media images.

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Jen • December 22, 2005 at 5:02 pm


I found your site looking for info on the “Just My Size Yoga” DVD. I could find plenty of people who were selling it, but I couldn’t find any reviews. Thanks for the info!

I poked around your site. I’ll be visiting again. Good luck at the holidays, families are fun, aren’t they?


Finola • December 21, 2008 at 9:57 pm

Hey. I’m a 19 year old fat kid.

Honesty at last.

Thank god.

As a teenager I am plied constantly with that “everyone is beautiful” bullcrap. Not true. And finally someone who agrees. :)


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