Not only is it possible to be fat and do yoga, it’s possible to master and teach it.
In the various yoga classes I’ve attended, I’m usually the biggest body. It’s not unexpected.
Even though yoga is an ancient Indian practice, it’s become heavily appropriated in the Western world as a wellness trend. Most of the images of yoga in ads and on social media are of thin, white women in expensive athletic gear.
If you don’t fit into those characteristics, it can be a mental battle to sign up in the first place. When I first stepped into a yoga studio, I questioned whether I’d be able to do it at all.
It’s not for people like me, I thought.
Still, something told me to do it anyway. Why shouldn’t I have a chance to experience the physical and mental benefits of yoga, just like everyone else?
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