What I love about yoga is that its purpose is not fitness or weight loss, it is simply to get your body into a pose and to breathe deeply. To challenge the mind and body and to remain calm throughout the practice, no matter how difficult it is.
Don’t waste your money on a gym that intimidates you, spend your fitness budget responsibly and focus on getting active. Resist the pressure to conform to a certain physical standard, just get sweating, get your heart pumping and smile.
This is the beginning of a discussion that I have a deep interest in, body image in today’s world. When I say body image, I am referring to the concept of self image, how people perceive the shapes of their bodies based on the information they receive through the media and other sources