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Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video

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According to popular workout apparel companies Lululemon, Alo Yoga and YOGASMOGA, this is what someone who does yoga looks like:

Source: Lululemon, Alo Yoga, Yogasmoga

In a Cody Facebook video posted Monday — which has been viewed over 4.9 million times — plus-size yoga teacher Dana Falsetti dispels the thin body that athleisure brands boast and proves that people of all sizes can master similar techniques if they try. 

Falsetti once believed she’d be happy if she lost weight.

Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video
Source: Facebook

When that didn’t help, she turned to yoga.

Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video
Source: Facebook

She began to reflect on things that she’d often avoided because of fear or self-doubt.

Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video
Source: Facebook

She wants to be the sort of example for others that she wishes she’d had when growing up.

Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video
Source: Facebook

Because just seeing someone relatable can encourage others to not be restricted by their bodies — no matter its shape or size.

Plus-Size Yoga Teacher Shatters Fit Body Stereotypes in Powerful Video

Source: Facebook

Watch the full video below:

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