Big Gal teaches Self Love through Yoga

Valerie ofΒ Big Gal YogaΒ teaches us to love ourselves physically and mentally through yoga. She also shows that with determination and patience, anyone can do yoga. Her blog embraces body-confidence by showing the lumps, rolls, scars, dark spots, uneven skin, stretch marks and fat on her body. It doesn’t enforce a change in body image but encourages acceptance.

Sept 5th – Day 27 of the #FlexinASweat Yoga Wheel challenge with @gypsetcity and @biggalyoga Sponsors: @breakin_a_sweat @fractal.9 @laviebohemeyoga Happy that I actually got up on the wheel without holding onto anything! All that slacklining has helped me with my balancing! Wish I could have gotten my leg fully straight, but it was still slightly terrifying balancing on the wheel. πŸ˜… How to join in: ● Follow hosts @gypsetcity and @biggalyoga and sponsors @breakin_a_sweat @fractal.9 @laviebohemeyoga ● Share flyer to help promote! ● Post a photo or video of yourself in the daily pose (With or without a yoga wheel). ● Tag #FlexinASweat in your post as well as the hosts and sponsors! Yoga Wheel by @breakin_a_sweat 12" wheelπŸ”˜ Mat by @laviebohemeyoga 🌼 Bralette by Torrid 🌹 Capris by @abombapparel πŸŒ‘ #BASyogawheel #breakinasweat #yogachallenge

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Aug 26th – Day 17 of the #FlexinASweat Yoga Wheel challenge with @gypsetcity and @biggalyoga Sponsors: @breakin_a_sweat @fractal.9 @laviebohemeyoga I cropped it out, but I definitely could only get on the wheel using my chair as support of my hands. Stood on one foot, and brought the other foot onto the wheel. Then I could Squat down into Malasana. How to join in: ● Follow hosts @gypsetcity and @biggalyoga and sponsors @breakin_a_sweat @fractal.9 @laviebohemeyoga ● Share flyer to help promote! ● Post a photo or video of yourself in the daily pose (With or without a yoga wheel). ● Tag #FlexinASweat in your post as well as the hosts and sponsors! Yoga Wheel by @breakin_a_sweat 12" wheelπŸ”˜ Top from Target Mat by @laviebohemeyoga 🌼 Leggings by @rainbeaucurves 🌈 #BASyogawheel #breakinasweat #yogachallenge

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Oh, hello all you new followers! πŸ˜™ A lot of people have been asking where you can start your own yoga practice. If you go to my website (www.biggalyoga.com direct link in description) under the FAQ there is a link called 'Getting Into Yoga' where I have made a blog post for anyone wanting some tips on how to start. This is the only way I have started so those are the only tips for now that I can offer. I'll update it soon and look for more videos and recommendations. Some have asked as well if I have a Youtube with videos. Yes I do have a YouTube, but no I don't have videos to practice. Since I am not yoga teacher trained I don't feel comfortable yet setting up videos for people to practice yet. Next year I will definitely start to work with videos there. As for Yoga Teacher Training, I'm looking up places to do my training. If there are any yogis who are yoga teacher trained, and have any recommendations on places to get certified, I would love to know! There was a place in Arizona, that I was thinking of, but I'd love to know more that I can't find on the internet! Comment here for details or email me at biggalyoga@gmail.com with details. Hopefully trainings that will start the beginning of next year, from 2 weeks – 3 months time frame. Trying to get trained soon so I can start teaching! Thank you all again for the heart warming comments, and touching words! β€πŸ˜™β€

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Day 19 Eka Pada Rajakapotasana / Mermaid Pose of the July Yoga Challenge #GlowYourHips with @yogipeach and @biggalyoga Sponsors: @samudrakala @samastah @wearyourvoicemag @rainbeaucurves Coming from a downward dog or tabletop pose. Bring the left knee to the left wrist and left ankle to the right front hip. Drop the hips down to the floor. If you need to prop yourself up use a block or bolster under the left hip to elevate. On the right side bend the knee and grab the foot. Walk the right forarm on the foot to hook the pit part of the elbow. Inhale and bring the left arm up to the sky, and drop it behind the head to grab onto the right hand. Hold for 5-10 breaths and come back out of the pose to switch sides. You can also use a strap to connect the hands together. How to participate: ● Follow @yogipeach and myself @biggalyoga as well as our sponsors @samastah @rainbeaucurves @wearyourvoicemag @samudrakala ● Take a photo or video of yourself in the daily pose and tag #GlowYourHips (Make sure your profile in public so we can see all of you lovely yogis!) Everyone is welcome to join. You can use any variation or modification, and we will have details on how to get into each pose of the day! Top by @seasenoritastudios ❀ Shorts by @abombapparel 🌼

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