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Body Positivity, Acceptance, Larger Bodies, Body Dysmorphia

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore non-judgment, body acceptance and other aspects of having a body positive experience.

Objective

Be aware of perspectives and actions that can help to support students in having a body positive experience.

Description

Discuss the intention of setting a space of non-judgment and body acceptance. Consider how a teacher can authentically model body positivity, self-love and acceptance, and the opportunity that yoga provides to develop a healthy relationship with body and mind. Explore how to foster a safe, noncompetitive environment and the role of community. Understand how trauma-sensitive teaching supports body acceptance. Explore considerations related to attention and touch with students who have larger bodies. Define body dysmorphia and describe characteristic beliefs and behaviors.

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