At ‘Fat Yoga,’ Bucking Stigma And Embracing Body Positivity
A fat yoga class at New York City’s Buddha Body Yoga. (Photo: Facebook)
At its core, yoga is a practice that promotes acceptance and a mind-body connection. But for people of a certain size … it can be anything but.
Enter “fat yoga.” This new fitness movement involves yoga classes designed exclusively for people with larger bodies, and it’s growing — fat yoga studios have popped up everywhere from Portland to Nashville to Austin, Texas to New York City. And despite the stigma attached to the F-word, many studio owners and practitioners are embracing it. More….