I often hear women in the change rooms at the gym or in passing say “ I will never have a yoga body”. I recently read a post on facebook about the yoga body and it got me thinking. Where did this idea of “yoga body” come from? In fact, in true yoga practice the physical practice, the asanas have a very small part of what yoga actually is. The yoga body has been marketed and brain washed many into thinking that you have to have a small perfect body that fits into cool looking yoga tights and that can bend in all sorts of ways. This is not the yoga body. The yoga body is any body that does yoga. Any body that moves with their breath and becomes comfortable in that pose with practice. It is practice that we learn the physical path of yoga. It is with practice that we become comfortable in our own body, in our own movements, in our own self. It is this path of self actualization that opens the yoga body.