The amazing thing about yoga is that it’s for anyone, not making any discrimination when it comes to size, flexibility, type and gender!
Of course, depending on the size and age, you have to work a bit harder than the others, but this is quite entertaining. Not everybody is flexible, some of us being born with natural balance while others are more stiff.
But, in the end, everyone can do some yoga poses to clear their minds and bodies from all sorts of “impurities”.
Take a look over the following gallery and try these yoga poses perfect for plus size women:
This is a great one for the booty! Begin by laying flat on your back with your knees bent and your heels just behind your butt. As you lift up, focus on engaging your core muscles and lifting up with your core rather than your hands.
Cat pose begins in the same position as Cow pose. As you exhale, arch your back. Focus on pushing the butt out and the shoulders back to intensify the stretch in the back.
Cow pose is usually performed as a flow or “vinyasa” with Cat pose, below. They are great poses to start with to warm up the body. Begin on your and knees, with your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees hip-width apart. As you inhale, round your back as much as you can. Tighten the abdominals, and imagine that there is a rope around your belly, pulling it up towards the ceiling. Breathe in deeply and as you exhale.
Half Lord of the Fishes
As you exhale, twist your body to the right. You can increase the stretch further by putting your left elbow on the outside of your knee and pressing against it as you twist. Make sure you turn your head in the direction that you are stretching so that you don’t put any strain on the neck. Make sure to repeat on both sides.
Pigeon pose is a great hip opener. The muscles in our hips usually stay pretty tightened because of our mostly sedentary lifestyle of sitting down on couches and computer chairs all day long. This pose will help you increase the flexibility in your hips, which will also perform many yoga poses better, including backbends, triangle pose, side angle pose, or anything else that requires a lot of work in the hips.
Begin with your feet shoulder-width apart and your hands together at your heart. Note that this pose can also be done with the arms straight up in the air, but keeping the hands at your heart helps with balance. Bend one knee, and use your hand to help prop your foot up on your standing leg. When you feel stable enough, try lifting your hands straight up in the air for an extra challenge. You can also try closing your eyes because it will also challenge your balance even more.
This pose is great for toning up your legs. The front foot should be pointed forward, and the back foot should be at a 90-degree angle. Try to work towards getting your bent knee at a 90-degree angle. If you hold the pose here, you will feel it working your quadriceps. Try to keep the hips squared and facing the same direction as your back foot.