There’s nothing worse than walking into a gym or studio class and feeling body-shamed. No one wants to feel judged for their body, especially if you’re in the process of taking steps to improve your health!
Years ago, when I first considered getting into yoga, it felt as if everyone who practiced was rail-thin. There’s no shame in being skinny – get it girl! But as a new practitioner, I would have preferred to see women of all different shapes and sizes (and colors) getting their “downward dog” on. Fortunately, yogis of color and curvy yogis are using social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook to change the stereotype around yoga. More women (and men) are helping to break the notion that a yoga practitioner looks a very specific way. And these eight curvy yogis are proving yoga is truly for EVERY body.
Yogis come in all shapes and sizes.
When you believe in yourself, anything is possible.
There’s no one way to be a yogi.
Working on that balance in half-moon pose.
Your body is powerful and capable.
Warning: Don’t try this at home, unless you’re a badass yogi like this gal!
You don’t have to be frail thin to pull a move like this, clearly.
Not only is her inversion impressive, but these peacock-inspired yoga pants are too cute!
Warrior Two is achievable for every body.
One fabulous warrior woman working on her warrior two.
Moms are about the yoga life too.
Props to this queen for setting an awesome example for her babies.
Curvy girls are all about yoga.
Let’s be real: Yoga props are every yogis best friend!
Get it girl!
In each of us is the woman we know we are, it’s up to us to unlock our true potential.