Q&A: How can yoga help me with my depression?
Answer by Juli Fitz
By saying you are out of shape, I’m taking a guess that you might be a little overweight (although those aren’t always synonymous). If that is the case, I would recommend anything by Megan Garcia. She has a book titled “MegaYoga” and I think her DVD is “Just My Size” or it’s been repackaged as “MegaYoga”. Anyway, she’s studied at Kripalu, is a plus-size model, and has modifications to traditional poses that are a little difficult for beginners to do. I’m about her size and found her material to be great when I started yoga a few years ago. Rodney Yee has some good DVD’s as well. He’s pretty much the “guru of yoga” and a great teacher, but his work can be a little intimidating to those totally new to yoga. You might want to check amazon.com for reviews of any suggested yoga DVD’s. That way, you can get a more balanced view prior to purchasing! Namaste!