This Yoga Teacher Is Changing Beauty Standards One Pose at a Time

Jun 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm |

Yogi Jessamyn Stanley could care less if she fits into your beauty standards – this ‘fat femme’ would rather make her own.

Day 14 of #SizeDoesntMatter is #ParivrttaParsvakonasana (#RevolvedSideAnglePose). This pose is pretty brutal for me- is it just me, or has this week of standing twists been wicked intense? Poses like this one & #RevolvedTrianglePose are some of my favorite undercover difficult poses, and I'm so thankful for them- my body is nearly always full of stuff that needs to be thoroughly wrung out. Tomorrow will begin a week of #hipopeners, and I'm so excited to share some of my favorite poses with you guys. I'll post the list of poses later tonight, but in the mean time check out my co-host @yoga_davina for some sick variations on today's pose! 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!

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If you’ve ever walked into Lululemon and immediately been intimidated by the taut booties floating around the storefront asking which lycra casing you’d like to squeeze your thighs into, yogi Jessamyn Stanley understands your plight and she’s prepared to offer you the best solution possible — give less f*cks.

The self-proclaimed “yoga enthusiast and fat femme,” has become an Instagram sensation through her unique approach to her practice and life. With over 500 picture-perfect poses posted to her account, including instructional videos explaining how to perfect your posture (accompanied by inspirational and hilarious comments,) she’s the perfect yogi to brighten your mood as you swipe through your day. But more impressive than her postures is her undeniably infectious sense of self-love and positive body image – not to mention, she’s got the mouth of a sailor.

For example, one captioned photo on her IG reads: “In this life, I’m usually not learning anything unless my tits are hanging out and I’m one errant exhale from falling flat on my ass. #effyourbeautystandards #honoryourcurves”

GET IT GIRL! This woman is a breath of fresh air.