Yoga Bodies: Rejecting Society's Idealized Images

April 10, 2015 12:49 PM

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Yoga, very literally, saved me. For a long time the yoga mat was the only place I felt not only alive, but also willing do what I needed to do to keep living. As my body got stronger, and my mind clearer, I could, for the first time in my life hear the whispers of a calling that had previously eluded me. I knew that I had to share the healing power of yoga with others like me. So, I studied, I practiced, and I began to answer the call.

I became aware of the full spectrum of people who can benefit from yoga well before I'd ever opened a studio, and before I'd experienced the huge physical transformation of pregnancy and childbirth. While practicing one day at a studio in Tacoma, WA, I looked around the room and was struck by the va...

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