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shannon rose

Women in the US have a pretty schizo relationship with their bodies.. for many reasons; entire industries depend upon our image our ourselves as physically flawed/unattractive.
Yoga here in the US is primarily practiced by skinny athletic white women. There is a lot of talk about the inclusiveness and availability of yoga to all, but reality doesn't reflect this. I can only say that if one can access it, practice consistently, read and study on your own yoga can be the means to developing a positve relationship with your body

Amber Steele M.F.A., RYT 500

THIS is the best article Yoga Journal has published in the two-plus years I've been reading. It touches on the spiritual while returning to science, it rejoices in ritual while healing practically. What a great balance!

Kudos to Dorothy Foltz-Gray for finding balance and a great gift of wisdom in this awesome article.

Iefan

Yoga is not about self-esteem, it is about meditation and destruction of the ego.

Janet

You have to be happy in your own skin no matter what. I do yoga, aerobics, weight lifting, step, pilates, and free style exercises with my ipod. I do not have the perfect body and am not aiming for it. Your body is your temple. Keep that in mind and you will be happy in your own skin.

Veena Grover,RYT

I had written few times to yoga journal editorial dept.Yoga journal's top cover poses & presentation is for models & skinny people.I have been teaching long time at LNRC.Some of the ladies are hesitant to attend yoga classes, because they are not flexible or skinny.I keep reminding them, you don't have to be pretzel to attend yoga class.Yoga is union with yourself, Involves breath & inner balance.
I am born in India,Where most of the time woman has to be little heavier, to look like a mother, wife or authority figure.Being healthy is more imp.than skinny.I am extremely happy to read the above article & will be glad to pass on the prints to my students. Blessings.

ELAINE

I totally agree. I love the Yoga Journal articles but I am always disappointed when I see the pictures of the perfect scuplted models. I can honestly say there is no one in my yoga classes that look like these models but there are many beautiful, strong, healthy people...I would love to see some of those people in your shots.

Lisa

Couldn't agree more.....when will yoga magazines begin to represent "true" yoga. I teach a teenage girls class and they are very confused by the conflicting messages.....the ones from the philosophy of yoga and those from glossy yoga mags...how many times....I've heard girls say "I can't do yoga I'm not skinny" or "I'm not flexible enough"....

Lisa

Couldn't agree more.....when will yoga magazines begin to represent "true" yoga. I teach a teenage girls class and they are very confused by the conflicting messages.....the ones from the philosophy of yoga and those from glossy yoga mags...how many times....I've heard girls say "I can't do yoga I'm not skinny" or "I'm not flexible enough"....

Anonymous

Yoga Journal....clean up your act and practice what you preach!

Christine

Personallly I would like to see more older women of all shapes and sizes featured in the Yoga Journal. I think we the public should force advertisers to 'get real' and inclusive. I am sick of the 'Stepford' models that we are encouraged to emulate. Give me Qeen Latifah in a flattering yoga outfit!

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