Yoga Muscles

yoga art muscles reverse warrior

I like to celebrate all yoga in my photography. All ages, genders, body types and levels of practice. But every once in a while, the chiseled body with the great yoga practice grabs my eye. While it’s certainly part genetic lottery, it also speaks loudly to someone’s focus and dedication to a physical life. Rodney Yee said “A well trained body is a beautiful instrument on which to play the melody of the present moment.” These folks are playing symphonies.

yoga art muscles side plankSome of these I met when I practiced next to them and they caught my eye (or to be precise their build and practice caught my eye), and as soon as class was over, I said “Excuse me, we have to talk.”

Other times life just brought them in front of my lens, but as soon as the outer clothes came off and it was yoga clothes, I’m thinking “light it to bring out the muscles!” My friend yoga buddy JerriLu, who is a doc, calls them “human anatomy lessons.” Like I said, I celebrate all body types and practices, and the joy they bring to whoever is practicing. These just happen to be the theme of this post.

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3 thoughts on “Yoga Muscles

  1. Fantastic photos. I especially like photos of men…. of course the women too. It’s that I believe men are under represented in the practice. Again, great job!

    • Thanks Jose! I agree – I work hard at making images of male yogis, and I teach a men’s only class called “Tight Guy Yoga” to try and make yoga accessible to men.

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