Meera

Yoga is for Every Body

After teaching Yoga for about 25 years, my body began to change, and so did my Yoga practice. With more curves to accomodate,  I began to adapt classical Yoga postures for my comfort. I was inspired to share what I was learning about my body with others like me, who may not look like the standard Yoga model, but who are interested in staying fit and healthy regardless of their size. The result was my first DVD, Big Yoga Hatha 1, a 60 minute practice that Dr. Dean Ornish has called “invigorating and restorative”.

Products

Big Yoga - Flex-Ability DVD

This DVD focuses more on creating more flexibility in the body, to make a more challenging Yoga practice comfortable for those with weight issues, stiffness, or injury.  Includes 25 minutes of flexibility practice, 3 rounds of an easy chair sun salute, a restorative guided relaxation.

Big Yoga Hatha 1 DVD

The first in the Big Yoga series, Beginners Hatha One is a program for the plus-size yogi who is basically fit, but may not want to go to a regular class in public. A 60 minute traditional Yoga practice, adapted for the larger body, including asana, pranayama, and deep relaxation.

Big Yoga: A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies

Meeras definitive book on the history, benefits and techniques of Yoga for the plus-size body. Includes images of Meera demonstrating over 40 asanas. Deep breathing techniques, a guided relaxation, and a section on resources.

Big Yoga Blog

Pranayama

Prana is more than breath, it literally means the life force of the universe

Top Ten Favorite Yoga Books

Books, books, and more books! In the New Year I like to cull some of my library, but it's really hard! I have so many books on Yoga, and I may not look at a book for several years, but when I need to look something up for reference, or revisit a concept I'd like to...

Jyanthi

The Guru is not just one man in a robe, a beard, and sandals. The Guru is a lineage that spills all pervading Grace down the centuries through embodied channels, where it can flow in a more concentrated form, and pour into your heart. That stream of Grace ignites the...

What is Big Yoga?

Using a Chair for Yoga Meera Kerr: It is the Integral Yoga Hatha I class adapted to the needs of larger people. As I got older I noticed my body was changing. I saw a need for an adaptation to serve those who want to do Yoga but can't do what thinner people are doing....

How I Quit Smoking

The way I quit smoking was through the use of pranayama (see my recent post on that.) I had been studying yoga seriously for about a year.  My band Ira Gobu was going on the road, so we bought a juicer and brought it along. We had heard of the benefits of...