We’ve all seen (and even posted) super-posed yoga shots. You know the ones: Perhaps you’re meditating on your Airbnb’s impossibly plush rug (when really, you meditated in bed and staged that photo), or you’re effortlessly holding Mermaid in front of the Caribbean sea (even though it took you 10 minutes and three people to help you into the posture).
These shots are gorgeous. We all love them. But for most of us, they bear little resemblance to what our practice really looks like. Which, let’s be honest, is more hot and sweaty than sultry, and usually involves us still in pajamas with a toddler or pet trying to get in on the yoga fun.
With this in mind, we asked top yoga teachers to share photos of what their “real” home practice looks like when they’re not on a set with a professional photographer, or taking time to stage a picture-perfect shot, then asking their Instagram husband to take 37 options. Turns out what they delivered shows us their practice is actually a lot like ours: kids and dogs included.
What does your home yoga practice REALLY look like? Please share your pics @yogajournal using the hashtag #NoFilterYoga.
About the Author
Jennifer D’Angelo Friedman is a freelance writer and editor based in NYC. She has been a contributor to YogaJournal.com since 2013.