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'I thought I was too big to bend'

(Mail Online)    14:16, February 06, 2016

A plus-size yogi has revealed how the physical practice has helped her overcome years of binge eating and fad diets and finally learn to love her body and all of its strength.

When Dana Falsetti, 22, from New Hope, Pennsylvania, hit her heaviest weight of 300lbs while at college in New Orleans, she believed her unhappiness was the result of her size. However, after losing more than 70lbs, she realized she still felt miserable.

'After all those pounds went away, I was still me. I was still sad, feeling unworthy, feeling even more confused, and just lost,' the yoga teacher told Daily Mail Online. 'I went to yoga because it was something new to try during a time when I felt like giving up.

Strike a pose: Dana Falsetti is a plus-size yoga teacher who credits the practice for helping overcome a lifetime of binge-eating and feelings of unworthiness

 Life-changing moment: The 22-year-old, who was born in New Hope, Pennsylvania, said she turned to yoga after she shed more than 70lbs from 300lb frame

Needing confidence: Dana, who can now twist and contort her body with ease, admitted that she once believed she was too large to successfully master more complex yoga moves


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