What Is Body Neutrality and the Power Behind It With Helen Phelan

Examining how body neutrality and body positivity intersect (and how they differ) can leave you feeling empowered and realigned within yourself.

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Episode 57 | September 8th, 2020

What’s new this week

What does it mean to approach yourself in a ‘body neutral’ way and how does that apply to how you move your body? Helen Phelan shares her insight and knowledge on the topic in this week’s episode.

In addition to examining what body neutrality is, Helen and I chat about struggles during quarantine, pre-and postpartum strength and fitness, and more specifically about diastasis recti.

About Helen

Helen Phelan is body neutral pilates instructor, intuitive eating coach, reiki practitioner, prenatal/postpartum corrective exercise specialist, eating disorder survivor and creator of Helen Phelan Studio, a virtual pilates studio and community for womxn craving movement that feels amazing, minus the body shaming.  She’s been featured in/contributed to Well+ Good, Huffington Post, Bustle, InStyle, and more on the topics of body neutrality and body shaming in the fitness world. 

Topics Covered

Body Neutrality vs Body Positivity | 2:18

Body Neutral Way of Thinking | 5:49

Body App | 10:45

Body Neutral Workout | 14:07

DR/Mom Belly | 22:38

Are You Experiencing DR? | 29:50

The Importance of Touch | 38:21

Final Questions | 41:41

Additional Resources

Free 5 Step Guide to Stop Using Exercise as Punishment and Learn To Love Your Movement Practice

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