Day 23 of #SizeDoesntMatter is #Bakasana prep (#crowpose prep). Um, y’all don’t understand- I practice bakasana so infrequently that my progress with this prep pose today literally made me giddy with excitement. I found the video my co-host @yoga_davina posted for today’s post to be EXTREMELY helpful with my progress today- check it out on her IG feed if you need guidance. I was feeling a little anxiety going into my bakasana prep and now I’m so excited to work on the full pose tomorrow. That feeling of discovery is what this challenge is all about for me- bathing and luxuriating in the itchy, addictive excitement which accompanies childhood discovery. That feeling of practicing something completely NEW in pursuit of experiencing unexpected and unparalleled rewards.

To participate:
1. Follow me, @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

Tonight, my dear friend @suzamama and I stole away to capture fall’s first sunset on the shores of Jordan Lake- here’s a sneak peak of the footage. I loved working with Suzanne today, and I’m so excited for y’all to see the other shots we took. Also, this sunset is reason #987293710 why I love #NorthCarolina.

Photo by @suzamama
#natarajasana #dancerpose #kingdancerpose

Day 22 of #SizeDoesntMatter is #forwardfold- I love this “hand under foot” variation so much.

I received a highly amusing tumblr message the other day asking “if you do so much yoga, shouldn’t your extra weight be melting off?” While my knee jerk reaction to this query was somewhere between ‘jaw scraping the ground’ and ‘angry white woman with an incorrect Starbucks order’, I’ll try to manage a response that avoids both of those extremes. So….here’s the thing- Yoga is not a weight-loss magical solution. Practicing frequently is not the solo key to massive weight loss. For the record, I have actually lost a substantial amount of weight since I began practicing regularly- it came off very gradually, and I’ve experienced more toning, strength conditioning, and muscle definition than anything else. However, it’s kind of impossible to lose weight (IN A HEALTHY WAY) without regulating your diet to some extent. And therein lies the key difference- I don’t regulate my diet. I mean, I definitely actively avoid “non-food”- sodas, most snack-y processed foods. But if I feel like eating a bacon wrapped @KrispyKreme doughnut, I’m going to eat it. Because… (pause for dramatic effect) I DON’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT. It’s not important to me. Being thin is not one of my life priorities. I don’t think it will make me a funnier, smarter, more interesting creature. My practice fulfills me in a way losing weight never has- and THAT’S why I do it. So if you’re out there thinking “Damn, how does that fat girl keep the pounds on when she maintains a regular #yoga practice?”- now you have your answer. Because I like being fat. Case closed.

To participate:
1. Follow me, @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

Day 21 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Agnistambhasana (Double Pigeon Pose)
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I love this pose so much, y’all- I like to chill here for ~2-3 min toward the end of my home practice. Especially after a long practice with backbends and hip openers, this pose feels excellent. I always let my head rest on a block because it helps take the strain out of my neck and allows me to relax for long periods of time. 
I’m getting really excited about the forward folds and inversions my co-host @Yoga_Davina has planned for this week- be sure to check her instagram for alignment tips throughout the week!

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.) Day 21 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Agnistambhasana (Double Pigeon Pose)
Want a little more guidance? Click here.
I love this pose so much, y’all- I like to chill here for ~2-3 min toward the end of my home practice. Especially after a long practice with backbends and hip openers, this pose feels excellent. I always let my head rest on a block because it helps take the strain out of my neck and allows me to relax for long periods of time. 
I’m getting really excited about the forward folds and inversions my co-host @Yoga_Davina has planned for this week- be sure to check her instagram for alignment tips throughout the week!

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)

Day 21 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Agnistambhasana (Double Pigeon Pose)

Want a little more guidance? Click here.

I love this pose so much, y’all- I like to chill here for ~2-3 min toward the end of my home practice. Especially after a long practice with backbends and hip openers, this pose feels excellent. I always let my head rest on a block because it helps take the strain out of my neck and allows me to relax for long periods of time. 

I’m getting really excited about the forward folds and inversions my co-host @Yoga_Davina has planned for this week- be sure to check her instagram for alignment tips throughout the week!

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!

Want To Participate?

1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)

(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)

Day 20 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)
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I recorded a short video of this pose- Check it out on my Youtube Channel.

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.) Day 20 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)
Want a little more guidance? Click here.
I recorded a short video of this pose- Check it out on my Youtube Channel.

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.) Day 20 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)
Want a little more guidance? Click here.
I recorded a short video of this pose- Check it out on my Youtube Channel.

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)

Day 20 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Hanumanasana (Monkey Pose)

Want a little more guidance? Click here.

I recorded a short video of this pose- Check it out on my Youtube Channel.

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!

Want To Participate?

1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)

(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)

This pose is really a variation on Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana- the video shows a series of transitions from variations of Low Lunge Pose, Lizard Pose, & Virasana with the knee pressed against the wall, before going into the full expression. I like to hold each of the warm-up poses for ~5-10 breaths. Song is Caravan Palace “Violente Valse”. You can also modify the pose by sliding your knee ~6-8” away from the wall.

Yesterday’s #SizeDoesntMatter Challenge Pose (Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana) is one of my favorite poses and I couldn’t resist shooting a little video of my favorite variation (Mermaid Pose) and the pose’s full expression.

This video (sped up 2x) includes a traditional pose, mermaid variation, and the full expression. Song is Zero 7 “This World”.

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Day 18 of #SizeDoesntMatter is #Anjaneyasana (#lowlungepose). I almost always use blocks to help modify this pose. Mostly because I always need alignment help. This is definitely a “cheater-cheater pumpkin eater pose”- the sort of pose where you can just sort of slump your way through it without noticing. I mean, it’s hard work keeping your pelvis square while you’re bending deeply into your hips and knee (and while keeping your knee over your ankle), amirght?

To participate:
1. Follow me, @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

Yeah, that’s me- in all my striped @americaneagle panty glory. Drawing by my tumblr love @divinaegorda- you can’t possibly know how charmed I am that you were inspiried by my curves :) To see even more lovely drawings of beautiful curvy bodies, check out representatividarte.tumblr.com!

#invertyoself #invertyocurves #pinchamayurasana #forearmstand #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards

Day 17 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (Single Pigeon Pose)
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It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
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1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.) Day 17 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (Single Pigeon Pose)
Want a little more guidance? Click here.
It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!
Want To Participate?
1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.
2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.
3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!
(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)
(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)

Day 17 of September’s #SizeDoesn’tMatter Yoga Challenge: Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (Single Pigeon Pose)

Want a little more guidance? Click here.

It’s not too late to participate in this month’s challenge- you can check out my instagram, youtube, facebook, & blog for videos, photos, and other resources!

Want To Participate?

1. Follow me (@mynameisjessamyn), @yoga_davina & our lovely sponsors (@yogiblissbox, @buddha_pants, & @invertyoselfclothing) on Instagram.

2. Post a pic of yourself in the pose of the day- check @yoga_davina & I for daily pose updates. Tag us & hashtag #sizedoesntmatter.

3. At the end of the month we’ll select a few of you to receive goodies from our generous sponsors- don’t forget to tag all your pictures w/ #sizedoesntmatter!

(BTW, if you’re participating via tumblr, just tag your posts #sizedoesntmatter!)

(You can also subscribe to My Youtube Channel. You know, if you want.)