Absolute Beginner Series: Meditation for Body Connection

Helen Camisa
Instructor Helen Camisa
Average: 5 (17 votes)
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This class offers you the chance to simply be still. Take a few minutes to get grounded and connected to your big beautiful bod. This class can be done as a stand-alone session, or you can follow it with Absolute Beginner Series: From Sitting to Standing.

Equipment: Bolster
Style: Gentle Yoga, Guided Meditation, Hatha Yoga, Plus Size Yoga


sng4ever 9 months ago

I liked Helen's meditation however she spoke a lot so maybe it could have been a bit longer in between her talking parts to allow meditation?

Reddtrie 1 year ago

I really love all of your videos Helen. I am so grateful that they offer a class like yours. I feel so comfortable when you talk. I feel like I am safe to take up more space, that it is OK to lift my belly or even to have a hanging belly, it is OK to use props, it is OK to not be as advanced and flexible as the other people I compare myself to in the advanced yoga class of my mind. Your reminders to continue to be grateful for the body I am in and that it is OK to be comfortable, are such an encouragement to me as I continue to accept myself and change my attitudes. Thank you.

Helen Camisa 1 year ago

Thank you so much for this! I'm very happy to teach what I teach, and I'm so glad to hear that it's helping you to feel comfortable and supported in your practice and your body. We all deserve to feel that. Sounds like you are on your way, and I'm so so happy to be a part of your journey! :)

dukegal1213 1 year ago

I’m just starting yoga. I had gastric bypass surgery last October, and although I’ve lost a lot of weight, I still find the plus-size yoga videos so wonderful and relatable. This meditation is truly centering and calming. Thank you!

Helen Camisa 1 year ago

I'm so glad that this meditation feels good for you! I'm happy that you are exploring yoga as it is such a great way to keep checking in with our bodies and to cultivate that relationship. If you have any questions, holler at me. Thank you for taking the time to comment! :)

kavitadrake 2 years ago

I've done random yoga videos here and there, and even the introduction sequence on this main site. However, I haven't ever started from the ground up in terms of learning about my body and my practice. This class had tears coming down my cheeks. Helen's instructions, and getting grounded with my breath, felt like an invitation to further myself on a journey of being who I really want to be. A voice inside me tried to criticize me for letting a simple yoga video move me like that, but I thanked it for its true message (keeping me protected) and asked it to go away. I'm so jazzed to keep going with my day now. Thank you!

Helen Camisa 2 years ago

I always have tears streaming down my face (so much so that when my friends cry, they lovingly call it "pulling a Helen"!) so you are in good company. For many years, I prided myself on not showing emotions because I thought it was weak to have all those deep feelings about sometimes what seemed like tiny things. But I have discovered that it takes a lot of strength and courage to be soft. It's a hard world and sometimes we are the hardest on ourselves, so being soft and kind is absolute magic and we need more of it. Keep acknowledging and then sending away those negative voices (I often tell my students to think about that Ariana Grande song "Thank u next" when crappy voice chimes in) and allow yourself to let in all the good things. Thank you so much for taking the time to sit and do this meditation, and then for commenting too. It means so much to me to know that this work is making a difference. I'm excited for you to step in to who you truly want to be! xo

NellieBleu 2 years ago

I'm 82 (today actually) and out of shape, lots of health issues, and use the wheelchair most of the time. 30 years ago, (thin and healthy) I practiced some yoga and loved it. Never thought I would "find" a teacher who could help me begin again. Thank you. PS. checked out your blog, etc - love your humor! :)