Diversity in yoga

A photograph of two people practicing yoga, both in a Warrior 1 pose. The photograph shows diversity in body type and skin colour.

When setting up this account and brand, I struggled to find images of people practicing yoga that weren’t thin, white, young, cisgender passing and incredibly flexible and strong.

The majority of images portrayed handstands or arm balances. Is it any wonder that yoga is seen as something so exclusive, and so many people are scared to try it?

Luckily, I found some stunning images on https://burst.shopify.com by Sarah Pflug and Matthew Henry which show diversity, or, what yoga actually looks like!

Search #Yoga on your social media pages and look through the top posts which come up – do you see yourself represented there? Remember, you are in control of what you see on your feed – support accounts which promote diversity and acceptance.

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