Author(s): Lauren Lipton
Yoga Bodies features more than 100 photographic portraits with profound, humorous and heartfelt stories from yoga practitioners (known and unknown) of all ages, skill levels, body types and backgrounds. Each portrait presents the yogi demonstrating a yoga pose, with an accompanying personal story of his or her experience of yoga. Story themes range from anecdotes (such as how the yogi first came to discover yoga) to the physical, emotional, or philosophical impacts yoga has had on their life. Together, the portrait and story represent each yogi's personal expression of their yoga practice; collectively, the entries celebrate the joyful 'Yoga for everyone!' message that's driving yoga's rampant popularity.
Lauren Lipton is an award-winning journalist who covers style, beauty, wellness and trends for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Allure, Self, Town & Country and Conde Nast Traveler, among other publications. She is based in New York, NY. Jaimie Baird is a fitness and lifestyle photographer based in New York City. His photogaphy has been featured in a variety of national magazines and publications, including Vogue, Self and Well+Good.