While our culture has made great strides towards bringing yoga into the mainstream, in certain ways it almost feels like we’ve gone backwards in terms of how it’s perceived.
Over the years, the “image” of yoga has shifted from hippies and wise yoga “gurus” to young, fit, flexible, mostly white women.
Unfortunately, this means that a lot of people are either intimidated by the idea of going to a yoga class or they feel like they’re just not going to find “their kind of people” there.
One group that often feels ostracized from yoga is people with bigger bodies. Yoga teacher Amy Vaughn calls herself a FYT>200 which she translates as “Fat Yoga Teacher at over 200 pounds.” She’s clear yoga can benefit any body and has some fantastic tips for people with bigger bodies.
Click the link below to get what you need to know if you have (or are teaching people with) a bigger body.