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About Big Yoga

After teaching Yoga for about 25 years, my body began to change, and so did my Yoga practice.  With more curves to accomodate, and belly and boobs getting in the way, 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”.

My new book, Big Yoga:  A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies, was published in spring of 2010, from Square One Publishers.  The new DVD, Big Yoga Flex-Ability,  was released a few weeks later.  It focuses on toning the muscles that support the joints, and freeing the joints of the toxins that make us stiff.  It’s ideal for anyone  who is healing the body from injuries, or folks who are challenged by extra weight, stiffness, or coach-potato-ism.

Meera's new book

Reviews are available online at

Big Yoga’s main mission is promote the idea that:  You don’t have to be thin to enjoy

the benefits of Yoga!

    coming soon!


9 Comments leave one →
  1. November 14, 2009 4:47 am

    I’m so excited to check out Big Yoga: A Simple Guide for Bigger Bodies!! At my new studio, Big Yoga Yoga (in Portland, Oregon), I welcome people of all body types, but also really reach out to people with bigger bodies, older bodies & bodies experiencing chronic pain.

    I’m trying to subscribe to your newsletter, but having trouble. If you can subscribe me, that’d be great:

    Love & Light,

  2. Maryann Nolan permalink
    November 17, 2010 8:50 am

    am looking for the DVD and book!

  3. December 7, 2010 12:59 am

    Love this Big Yoga page, Meera. I particularly like your recommendations of books, dvds, and music. I’m still searching for your facebook ‘Big Yoga’ fan page. Should we just search by your name?

    Om Shanthi,

    • December 8, 2010 2:33 pm

      Thanks for checking out my blog. I updated my fan page, and it’s now called Meera’s Big Yoga. I hope you check it out and hit the like button!
      Om and Prem

  4. redtearsblackwings permalink
    September 21, 2013 10:45 am

    I can’t thank you enough for showing me that there are people out there who understand what it’s like to do yoga with a bigger body. I stopped going to classes for two reasons, I was running out of money and I wasn’t confident because I was the only person in class who needed props and modifications to poses. In fact the only yoga class I ever felt comfortable in was the one I did when in physical rehab, everyone had some kind of injury and so everyone needed modifications and props (unfortunately once you’re better you can’t go to classes as an out patient). Again thank you!

    • October 27, 2013 9:15 pm

      We are all injured in some way or another! Keep enjoying your practice anyway by staying comfortable in every pose and don’t forget to do deep relaxation at the end and some pranayama too! Om and Prem

  5. LaToya permalink
    April 19, 2014 5:34 am

    Hi Meera. I just purchased the Flex-ability download. I’m not sure that I have an entire hour to devote at one time. Can you give me some ideas on how to separate my yoga sessions to best utilize all that is offered? Looking forward to reaping the benefits!!

    • April 19, 2014 7:19 pm

      Hi LaToya,
      Great to hear from you. You can start with the felxibility sequence–that’s about a half hour. Then next time you have some time, do the next segment, the chair sequence. If you come home after work and are exhausted go directly to the deep relaxation. If you need a boost of energy, go to the section on pranayama. And if you like to sing and feel like chanting,go to the last “bonus” segment, and sing your heart out! Enjoy–don’t make it a “should do” kind of thing. Yoga is like a dessert. So delicious!

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