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Awesome Plus-Sized Yogi Fights to Change The “Typical Yoga Body”

Jessamyn Stanley shows there’s more than just one kind of person who practices yoga—and thank god.

image via Jessamyn Stanley's Facebook page

Say the word “yoga” and you might think: skinny arms, tragic juice cleanses, Gwyneth Paltrow. But Jessamyn Stanley, who identifies as a queer fat femme and yoga instructor, believes the practice should belong to everyone. Her Instagram account, which features images of her performing a various array of easy-to-almost-impossible yoga poses, is now home to 55,000 followers. As Stanley explains it, there is no typical yoga body—nor should there ever be.

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