Type the word “yoga” into Instagram’s search bar and up will spring thousands of photos of women and men twisting their bodies into seemingly impossible positions. Some are in peaceful yoga studios; others in front of backdrops of sunsets, mountains or beaches.
Among the things those contortionists often have in common is not just the ability to pop a headstand or scorpion pose as if it were no big deal. They also are typically in possession of rather lean, supple and toned physiques.
But there’s one woman who stands out as having a body quite different from the typical yoga instructor type – Dana Falsetti. And she’s proving quite the inspiration – for showing that yoga can be mastered at any size, and for the body-positive message she spreads with it.