These fierce females have become Insta-famous in their own right, practically teaching yoga classes lensed through their favorite filter. On the flip side, us followers are benefiting. Can't get off work in time to make your 5:30 p.m. yoga class? Have a party to go to but only 30 minutes to work out? Maybe you just want to practice more challenging poses in private, so you're only falling on your face in front of yourself. Whatever your reason, these ladies have you covered.
Calling All Fierce Moms: @laurasykora
Not only does this yogi mom have a ponytail to die for, she has real woman curves and an awesome workout wardrobe. With over 1.1 million followers, Laura posts daily poses - most of the time with a description on how to perform them yourself. Disclaimer: that doesn't mean you'll actually be able to do them on the first try. I mean ...
Yes, that song was Eve's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind." If anything, follow this account for the soundtrack.
Classic Yogi: @kinoyoga
Kino MacGregor has been practicing yoga for a while and picked up on the trend to take her sutras to Instagram. Like @laurasykora, Kino posts daily challenges, but she includes detailed descriptions with each post on how to nail the pose, along with a yoga sutra. If you're a true yogi who loves to get into the science of it, Kino is your gal.
Day 18 #yogagivesbackchallenge is Krounchasana, Heron Pose. Both hips internally rotate to give you access to the inner space of the pelvis. Avoid rounding the back or jutting the chin forward in an effort to touch the shin. Instead focus on elongating the back muscles and dropping the head of the femur into the socket to deepen the pose. Check my YouTube channel for lots of tutorials. Check @beachyogagirl for another option. Outfit by @aloyoga Video by @ifilmyoga Each post raises money for @yogagivesback so please keep posting!!!!
Also, that video was taken at Fontainebleau Miami Hotel, which is the trendiest of all party hotels. I wouldn't be surprised if she was actually teaching a class to Taylor and Selena at the same time this video was taken.
Mermaid Queen: @practiceindie
Shannon, owner of Practice Indie Yoga, spins her practice with a "you do you" philosophy, challenging followers to reflect on what makes them happy and to get out there and do it - all while holding a half moon pose. Follow her account for daily poses and weekly challenges, all with easy instructions. Oh yeah, and she calls her students, "yogi mermaids," because, why not? Mermaids are awesome.
Our pose focus for the week: half moon pose featuring the lovely owner, creator and crafter of @puregoodfoods Rachel! There's always challenges when we try to balance multiple things at one time- shift your perspective and look for solutions. #practiceindie #namaste #yoga #indianapolis #indyyoga #naptown #loveindy
Cali Livin': @beachyogagirl
Along with her unique online yoga subscription business, this classic Cali beauty features daily poses. Not only that, but she highlights a charity in almost every post she does, and who doesn't love that?
Day 16 #yogagivesbackchallenge #Shalabhasana This is a great posture for strengthening the QL, triceps, core, glutes, and hamstrings. The more you do it the more you will notice your flexibility and strength improve. Many options so do what works best for your body. Check @kinoyoga for her option. Raising money for @yogagivesback charity! Every post counts! Outfit by @Aloyoga 😊 #yogachallenge PS: Keep posting PLEASE! We are at 50k posts and we need your help!!
For the Ambitious: @robinmartinyoga
There are yogis who like to drink wine and do a downward dog or two, then there's this chick. Robin's also an acro yogi (Cirque du Solei type stuff), but posts traditional poses on her account daily. She spices things up, too, by practicing outside of the yoga studio.
Do more with your Instagram account other than checking out your favorite celeb's newest tattoo, and get in shape this summer. Happy posing!