‘You’re too fat for yoga’, ‘You’ll look silly’, ‘Your body won’t let you get into a yoga pose’, ‘Yoga is for skinny people’, ‘You won’t find yoga trousers in your size’. Ever looked in the mirror and told yourself any of the above? Well, we are here to tell you that it’s lies…yes, ALL of it.
First, let’s clarify something… we don’t blame you for thinking this.
Visit any of the most popular yoga inspiration accounts on Instagram and you will be forgiven for thinking that practicing yoga is only
for a select few. Type in #yogisofinstagram and you will be greeted with any number of yoga poses, but most of them will be demonstrated
by the tanned, lean limbs of beach babes.
Thankfully there are a few who are working hard to dispel these myths. We have selected a few to show you just how
accessible yoga is for women of all sizes. You can follow all of these yogis on Instagram:
@mynameisjessamyn: “I’m Jessamyn. I’m a fat femme. I fucking love yoga.”
@plusyogamelbourne: “Because we are so focused on getting into the pose and making it work for our
body and keeping our balance, all other thoughts get pushed aside and we can just be in the moment. “
@finding_torikins: “It’s important for me to share my practice even more now so plus size mommies know
that they aren’t alone.”
@journey2antoinette: “I am Antoinette (she/her) and I am a yoga practitioner, a published yoga
model and I am on the road to becoming an instructor.“