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Hey Everyone, I absolutely love this app but am yet to commit to purchasing the full app. The only reason being that I am a "larger lady" , was very ill last year and piled on 6 stone on full bed rest in 10 months. I am healed and ready to get fit and get my life back but after watching a workout I am not sure I have a hope in hell pulling off some of that moves?! I have just joined my local gym to drop some weight via cardio machines but I would love to be able to do some yoga too. I read an article on Friday re plus sized yoga and the journalists that wrote it mentioned that the yogi community "would stare at big women if they joined a group", is this realistic? By the way, what a great app and lovely group you all are! X

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Lisa Ann
over 2 years

Thank you Heather, you have encouraged me to join a class! Much Love 🙏🏼❤️

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Heather_Odling
over 2 years

I've been part of the 'yogi community' for nearly 15 years, and whilst I can only speak for me, there is no judgement on body shape or size. Yoga teachers often emphasise that yoga is self practice and not to compare ourselves to others or even to ourselves as our bodies are different on different days. Some days I'm fierce and want a strong practice and others I'd like an hour of shavasna. There will always be people who will judge as I don't think the world will ever be fully compassionate but if you go to a class and feel that way, maybe that teachers not for you. I truly believe there's a type of yoga for everyone, you just have to find it... Every body is a yoga body irrespective of size and shape, capable of different things! I have ridiculously short arms which make certain poses challenging, no matter how often I practice my arms don't get longer...and I'm ok with that. 😆

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Ingrid
over 2 years

Hurray!!! Keep us posted ❤️

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pincess
over 2 years

Always here for you X

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Lisa Ann
over 2 years

Thank you all for your words of kindness. I am convinced and I am signing up! I look forward to sharing my experience with you all! Namaste 🙏🏼❤️

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alliepants1
over 2 years

Do it!!
And I have to say that article is totally rubbish. I've been to bikram yoga a few times and I've seen people of all shapes and sizes doing poses that I can't!
Im also recovering from a back injury from last summer. I gained about a stone. And although I haven't lost pounds like others here, my body shape is changing and I'm gaining muscle. (I used to run a lot before I got hurt)
These exercises are done at home. Which I love. And I don't feel self conscious.
And I don't see this as an app...
I see us as a family going through a special journey. We are here for each other. 😘

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Jo Round
over 2 years

Sign up you won't regret it for a moment !! It guides you on an amazing transformational journey 😃 I have lost 1 stone since the start of January and I am not able to even do the Move element of the programme due to a back injury, so I can't wait to see the results when I start in earnest 😉

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pincess
over 2 years

Hi Lisa
Absolutely not. Yoga is for all shapes and sizes and I have never found this. I go to lots of classes.
I was in the same boat. Gained 4 stone after a year in bed. Now lost two and because of yoga and this plan I have started to like myself a bit more.
Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. You can 😊.
Do what you can with the exercise and as you get stronger you will do more.
Honestly I am on week 4 and it's the best thing I have ever done for myself.
Good luck 😘

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sweetcheeks
over 2 years

I've just followed the food plan and have dropped 10lb to date I'm on week 4, I've followed weight watcher slimming world the lot and I can honestly say this is the best eating plan I've ever followed..... I would say yes commit it's the best app ever and the glow girls are all very supportive 🌺🌺

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Ingrid
over 2 years

(Me again) I just wanted to add - try to recognise it when you act out of fear. It is not a good adviser. We all have moments when we are going out of our comfort zone and these moments are precious. They don't feel good forcefully at first but they are the ones who can make you grow hugely as a person. Embrace change, life continuously move forward.
For having had Pilates classes I can tell you everyone was super nice and kind. And you find all sorts of people and backgrounds. You can even make very good friends.

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sabwade83
over 2 years

You can start with the app in your own home. I've never been to a class and never tried yoga as I am super inflexible. With the app I can try it out without the pressure of trying to be perfect. I was around 12st when I started the plan and have lost 7lb in 3 weeks. The plan is amazing and for me it really works because of the meal planning and support network. Hope this is helpful 🙅😄

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KatieT
over 2 years

Hi Lisa An, please don't let that article put you off trying yoga - I started going to regular classes about 5 months ago and love it! The great thing about it is that you will make improvement (whether to strength or flexibility) no matter what your size or shape. I would be surprised and disappointed if your fellow yogis treated you in such a way to make you feel uncomfortable - they should be focusing on their own practice, not yours. 🙏🏼😀

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Ingrid
over 2 years

By the way I love Audrey Hepburn and this quote from her, a good inspiration to your question too:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. I believe in miracles.

A good mantra for our every day life! (Or when you do your yoga 😉)

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Ingrid
over 2 years

I believe what matters is not people looking at you but what you have inside. If you build your core within, who cares what others think, you can shine inside out and slowly but surely heal and recover. You can even inspire others or give them a lesson of life.
If you try yoga and you feel it is not for you yet do not hesitate to do walks. It is one of the best exercises, too often ignored, and it has the advantage to be more gentle while bringing a good, calm state of mind. Then when you feel ready you can go for something more stretchy. Or if you feel ready for yoga now just go for it and do not hesitate to speak with your teacher and get advice to make it work for you. I suppose you can even do a consultation if you are not sure. Only you can tell. Just keep your objectives in mind and work towards them consistently. Have a plan that is balanced enough, listen to your body and identify your own needs. Rome was not built in one day. And remember you do it for you, not for anybody watching. Most people are insecure, including very slim people. Work towards your own happiness, it starts with yourself and then that's the best thing you can share with the world. X