The Myth Of The "Yoga Body"

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So this feature was nearly finished, with a completely different lede, when a woman I had just met at a party asked what I did for a living. I explained that I taught yoga and worked as a writer. "Ah," she said, nodding and looking me up and down. "So you have no fat on your body." It wasn’t a question; it was a statement. And as a yoga teacher, I'm often on the receiving end of statements like this one. (For the record: Like any living, breathing human, I do have fat on my body.) But...


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