Do you know Jessamyn Stanley?
If not, you sure should.
Her Instagram feed is filled with photos of her practicing yoga and posing in a mission to remind people that yoga is for every-body. Only when Jessamyn began documenting her yoga practice on Instagram did she start to see the light inside herself.
Recently, she decided to further her mission by introducing a digital fitness app.
In her mission to create an inclusive place for her community to come together to practice yoga, she launched the Underbelly – an invite to step into a process that uses yoga as a way to spend time with yourself and become aware of/appreciate how you fit in your own story and prioritize yourself in it: “when you leave, you can take with you tools like grounded-ness, breath, and self-love to get you through. The more you practice, you’ll evolve your awareness and connection.”
When you’re ready, put on clothes that let you move your body or sit still comfortably. Grab a yoga mat. Have a seat. Let Jessamyn talk you through more than physical movements before diving into the videos.
Nothing has been about just pure, straight-up body-pos wellness. Not about, what is your body going to look like at the end of this process, but what’s going to happen to you on the inside.
“I wanted to make a space that was totally different from all other digital yoga offerings because I felt like everything up to this point was just so fitness-based,” Stanley told Well+Good “Nothing has been about just pure, straight-up body-pos wellness. Not about, what is your body going to look like at the end of this process, but what’s going to happen to you on the inside.”
You can now download the Underbelly app or take it to social media using the #ubyoga hashtag.