8 Curvy Yogis Changing the Perception of What a Yoga Body Looks Like.

Curvy Women Doing Yoga

There’s nothing worse than walking into a gym or studio class and feeling body-shamed. No one wants to feel judged for their body, especially if you’re in the process of taking steps to improve their health!

Years ago, when I first considered getting into yoga, it felt as if everyone who practiced was rail-thin. There’s no shame in being skinny – get it, girl! But as a new practitioner, I would have preferred to see women of all different shapes and sizes (and colors) getting their “downward dog” on. Fortunately, yogis of color and curvy yogis are using sites like Instagram and Facebook to change the stereotype around yoga. More women (and men) are helping to break the notion that the yoga practitioner looks a certain way. And these eight curvy yogis are proving yoga is truly for EVERY body.

8 Curvy Yogis Changing the Perception of What a Yoga Body Looks Like

VIDEO: Watch ‘The Science Behind Yoga’.

Watch the new UPLIFT film ‘The Science behind Yoga’. Featuring Bruce Lipton Ph.D, Sat Bir Khalsa Ph.D, Dr. Mithu Storoni, and many other experts on the scientific research behind the benefits of Yoga.




Yoga and meditation can be used as a healthcare tool for healthy living. You have heard that yoga meditation is helpful or good for health. But how it is good for health or it works really? There are also many controversial stories about yoga. So, you should know scientifically about yoga meditation. There are a lot of studies shows you the proof behind the every benefits of yoga meditation. These are the 100 benefits based on the available researches.


Posted on 3/8/2017 by Jiten Kr

Yoga research update

by dr. ray sahelian m.d
Practice Yoga | What is Yoga? | | New Style 
Yoga improves stamina better than regular exercise.
There have been quite a number of studies that show regular exercise improves stamina, but hardly any that evaluate the effect of yoga on stamina (perceived physical exertion). In a research project conducted at the Defense Institute of Physiology in Delhi, India, the effect of training in Hatha yogic exercises on aerobic capacity and stamina was performed on 40 young men who were recruited in the Indian army.

These soldiers, whose ages ranged from 19 to 23, initially worked out to maximal exercise capacity on a bicycle ergometer. The oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide output, pulmonary ventilation, respiratory rate, heart rate etc., at maximal exertion were immediately thereafter recorded. The subjects were then divided into two equal groups. One group practiced Hatha yogic exercises for 1 h every morning (6 days in a week) for six months.

The other group underwent conventional physical exercise training during the same period common to what many soldiers are required to do. In the 7th month, tests for perceived physical exertion were repeated on both groups of subjects. The results showed that those who engaged in daily yoga practice noticed that they did not get as tired after heavy physical exertion as those who just did regular exercises.