10 Women who prove yoga has no body type
When you picture the "typical" yoga girl, you probably think of someone who looks a bit like Brooklyn Decker — long, lean and svelte, posing perfectly with a Manduka yoga mat and an iced green tea. (P.S., She's also probably blonde and tan — like a surfer chick, but with a little more "Namaste" and a little less "hang 10.")
Well, snap out of your reverie and put your reality glasses on. There is no such thing as a "typical" yogi or "typical" yoga body. Yoga does wonders for balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and even inner peace... and in my case, it saves my back from fits of spasms.
In other words, yoga is good for everyone — no matter her size, shape or proclivity for fitness. These 10 amazing women are living proof that it doesn't take a size 2 to nail a Pigeon pose. Get down with your curvy self and proudly share your own yoga poses with hashtags like #curvyyoga and #curvyyogagirl.
1. Inspiration comes in every size
Jessamyn Stanley inspires more than 70,000 Instagram followers and has even been featured on Good Morning America.
2. Anyone can be bendy
Truly, I can't even.
3. Yoga, check. Bikini, check.
There's no such thing as a "yoga body," just like there's no such thing as a "bikini body." If you have a body, you have a yoga body. If you have a bikini, you have a bikini body. This chick has both and she's rockin' both.
4. Damn, look at those legs
Seriously, who wouldn't want those legs? #curvyisbeautiful
5. The prettiest part of this rainbow
Backbends come in every size.
6. New accomplishments are the best
"Today I did my first hands-off-hips ustrasana! It might not look like much but this is huge for me!!" — Erin Marie (@erinaree)
Rock on, girl!
7. The sweet spot
The surf, the breeze and the beauty of body confidence.
8. I didn't even know this was possible
How is she doing this? Sign this chick up for AcroYoga, stat.
9. Street-style yoga
'Cause size shouldn't determine who does yoga on the street, amiright?
10. Pets interrupting (or enhancing?) yoga
Because we all deserve to be thrown off balance by a curious cat in the middle of a One-Legged Down Dog.