yoga studio in Portland, Oregon, is busting stereotypes by catering to people who are pretty much the opposite of the typical, lululemon-and-lycra-wearing crowd.A
Anna Ipox named her studio Fat Yoga, and she's not shy about why.
“I say I’m fat cause, guess what, I know I’m fat,” Ipox told KPTV. “Our American script says, ‘No, you’re not fat, just some other euphemism, thick, fluffy, big-boned, portly, whatever.’”
"Fat is simply a descriptive word," she explained on her company's website. "We believe that a person should not be judged by the amount of fat they have, and that there is no “right” amount of fat. A person’s physical health cannot be determined from simply looking at their shape or weight."
Ipox, who has practiced yoga since 2011, said that some traditional poses are too difficult for fat people to manage.
“Child’s pose is impossible of you have belly fat or thick thighs,” she said. But most yoga instructors "just have no idea what it is to have a big body."
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