"Yoga's not all about super skinny, beautiful blonde women bending their legs behind their ears. That image is enough to put the rest of us mere mortals off altogether. Don't let it, as yoga is for everyone. The British Wheel of Yoga estimates more than 2 million people in the UK do some form of yoga and they aren't all supple, supermodels! "The beauty about yoga is that it is available to anyone, regardless of their age, gender, or physical limitations," says yoga teacher Sue Hastings-Barnes. "It's a practice without judgement of any kind, and without competition." You can be overweight, inflexible and have limited mobility and still do yoga.
Michele Pernetta runs the Fierce Grace chain of yoga studios in London. She says: "It does not matter if you're old, fat, inflexible or injured you are [still] the type of person I want in my class." Michele even runs a specific yoga class called 'Stiff, Old and Broken'!"
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