Yoga for Everyone
It doesn’t take more than a glance over Google image search results for the term “yoga” to start questioning your ambitions and suitability for yoga. Although very inclusive as a practice itself, the way yoga is represented in the Western world can lead to wrong conclusions that it is only for flexible, fit, white women.
At the very beginning, yoga used to be an all-male practice but today it is completely the opposite – yoga classes are dominated by women, and men don’t generally consider yoga as their go-to exercise. In fact, Better data suggests that only one fifth of those attending yoga classes at Better centres across all age groups in the UK are men.
To debunk stereotypes around yoga practice and challenge Google’s current image search results for the term “yoga”, we interviewed yoga teachers of different ages, backgrounds and genders and asked them to share their yoga story with us.
It’s time to meet the real yogis.
Practice yoga on a daily basis
Yoga helps manage stress
Yoga truly welcomes everyone
Forget preconceptions and assumptions
Find a style and teacher that you like
Improve your fitness with yoga
Yoga can completely change your life
You can practice yoga anywhere
There is no pre-requisite for doing yoga
By now, we hope you see that in the yoga world, there really is something for everyone in spite of how it’s portrayed by the media and more. Young, old, curvy, skinny, flexible or not-flexible…there are no labels when it comes to yoga. The only thing these yogis encourage you to do is to give it a try and find what works best for your body and fitness goals. So, what are you waiting for? Give yoga a go today.
Join us in demonstrating that yoga is truly inclusive by sharing your yoga experience with us by using hashtag #BetterYoga.