Yoga and Instagram go together like meatless ham and dairy-free cheese. While a lot of us think “real” yoga happens offline, the yoga community on Instagram looks like it’s here to stay. And in many ways, that’s a great thing! Social media is a great place to connect with other yogis and get inspired.

For some of us, Instagram yoga is everything though.Β Like the tree falling in a forest theory, if you practice a difficult yoga pose and don’t post it, did it actually happen? An Instagram yoga picture is worth a thousand om mantras. We all know nothing says meditation better than a crescent lunge on the beach garnished by a stunning sunset background, right?

Yet rarely, if ever, do we see the true geniuses behind many of these photos. They capture us in our perfect yogi moments. The ones before we fall out of inversions or start to wobble in balances. Today, join me in recognizing and celebrating the other third eye, the one behind the camera– the Instagram yoga husband, spouse, significant other, child, pet, or tripod– the ones who truly make our content worthy of our followers’ likes.

Thanks to all our Instagram yoga partners who make us look great in front of the camera!

How about you, yogis? Are you an Instagram yogi or is your practice totally offline? Who helps you look great and track your progress for photos?

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