Yoga is one of the most talked about practice today the world over. And not without a reason. We lead a pressure cooker life today. The everyday life stress is tiring us and draining us both physically and emotionally. The good thing is that there is a lot of awareness about this physical, mental and emotional wear and tear each one of us undergo. Many of us also look around for keeping us in better physical and mental mould. Jogging, gym, dieting, meditation- the list we try is endless.
Amidst the various practices we try, Yoga enjoys a special place and is popular world wide. What makes Yoga special? It is a full body exercise that doesn’t exhaust you quickly but promotes your physical and mental wellness. Irrespective of age and gender, Yoga is loved by everyone. With online and social media platforms influencing our everyday life, Yoga is also taught online by these Yoga practitioners aka Yogis. They not only teach Yoga, but keep the followers engaged with every tips and guidance. These Yogis who are influencers use social media platforms to share their journeys and promote healthy living.
However, the dilemma is that there are thousands of such Yogis working hard to be popular influencers and how do you know who to choose. Who are to trust, follow and draw inspiration from?
With millions of accounts and a lot of them working hard to become influencers, it can be difficult to find a suitable source of inspiration. But, you don’t have to spend hours searching for best Yoga accounts on Instagram to follow. Here are the 12 best Yoga Instagrammers who serves you with inspiration, technique and pretty photographs.
Deepika Mehta had a near death experience over two decades ago and Yoga brought her back to life. Doctors said that she would never walk again after the rock climbing accident. But, today, she is a Yoga trainer and an expert of Ashtanga Yoga. She learned her first lessons at the Sivananda Yoga Kendra in Kerala. She met her Guru Shri K Pattabhi Jois in 2002. Today, she has a TV show to her name and is training many celebrities. In 2014, she was chosen by Vogue as one of the three women who are redefining beauty ideals in India. Her Instagram account, @deepikamehtayoga, one that has the power to transform you into a magical world has 184k followers.
Rachel Brathen is one of the most successful Instagram influencers. In 2017, she made it to the Forbes' list of 'The most important social media influencers'. She could get Rs 17,29,112 per post at the time. Rachel is a Swedish Yoga teacher who moved to Costa Rica to pursue a career as a Yoga instructor. She has embraced life in Aruba and even speaks the local language -Papiamento. Her Instagram account, @yoga_ girl has 2.1 million followers. Her book, Yoga Girl was a New York Times bestseller. Following her success as an Instagram influencer, she founded a Yoga studio called Island Yoga Aruba and a video service company called oneOeight.
Laura Kasperzak is one of the healthy moms who doesn’t shy away from posting what happens before and after the pretty pictures. She has been doing Yoga for almost 20 years. Her Instagram account, @laurasykora which is full poses that requires tons of practice has 1.2 million followers. Her young daughter also makes occasional appearances on her page. Laura is no stranger to the world of fitness. she has a background in gymnastics and cheerleading. She founded Two Fit Moms with her best friend Mausmin Goldman.
Kino MacGregor is one of those who found their calling in the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga. She is one of the youngest to attain the qualification to teach this modern form of Yoga from the founder K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. She started pursuing Yoga at the age of 19. Today, at the age of 42, she is an international Yoga teacher, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and author of four books. She owns an online Yoga and holistic platform and a Yoga studio in Miami. Her Instagram account @Kinoyoga has 1.1 million followers.
Ishwari Patil was one of those teenagers who loved junk foods and turned to Yoga to stay fit. Today, she is one of the most popular Yoga icons among Indian youngsters. Her Instagram account, @_ishwari_ has 534k followers. She is fond of weight training and martial arts too. Her goal is to build a community of fitness lovers that inspire each other.
Natasha Noel is a dancer turned yogini who has left behind the trauma of the past. She is one of the most popular body positivity activists in India. Natasha has never been hesitant talking about the troubling experiences of her past. At the age of three, she watched her mother committing suicide by setting herself on fire. She was raped by a male servant at the age of seven. Her uncles and cousins abused her until the age of 15. She was fond of dancing but injured her legs at the age of 17. After that, in an attempt to regain the strength of her muscles, Natasha Noel found Yoga. Today, her Instagram account, @natashanoel001 has 235k followers. She uses her platform to talk about abuse, depression, anxiety and body shaming too.
Martina Sergi is a Yoga trainer from Milan. Her goal is to guide people who don’t have a teacher to learn and practice Yoga. Her ‘yogawithmarti’ programme has made her one of the most popular Insta yogis. She believes that there is no one typical way to do a pose. It can vary from person to person. But, it is important that beginners get some guidelines. Her Instagram account, @martina_sergi has 447k followers.
Caitlin Turner is a dancer turned Yoga trainer who travels around the world. It is one of the most impressive Yoga accounts you will find on Instagram. Growing up as a gymnast, once she discovered the world of Yoga, she was immediately hooked as it is a combination of everything she loves. She conducts workshops and retreats all over the world. Her Instagram account, @gypsetgoddess has 351k followers.
Apoorva Jayarajan is one of the contemporary Yoginis on Instagram. Her love for fitness, dance, and sarees are evident on her Instagram page. She is an AcroYoga practitioner and combines fitness routines with Yoga. She believes that the only thing that matters while practising Yoga is to listen to your body. There is no other rule essential to the success it. Apoorva is fond of nature too. Her love for plants is also easily understood from her Instagram account as many photos are clicked on her balcony full of plants. Her Instagram page, @apoorvajayarajan has 131k followers.
Radhika Bose is known as Yogasini among her fans. Fitness has always been a part of her life. But, she started practising Yoga during her college years. Radhika is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer too. She practised Yoga relentlessly for 10 long years before pursuing a full-fledged career in it. Her Instagram account, @yogasini has 108k followers.
Martina Rando is another Milan based Yoga practitioner. Yes. Milan has two Yoginis named Martina. She started her journey only four years ago in an attempt to revitalise her lifestyle. Today, she is a qualified trainer. She swears by Yoga as a method to revive physical and mental health. Her Instagram page is full of videos in which she is demonstrating various poses. She is not afraid of posting not-so-perfect videos as well. Her Instagram account, @martina_rando has 339k followers.
Nidhi Mohan Kamal has the perfect Instagram page for those who are looking for a transformation in life. She is a nutritionist who has been practising veganism and yoga as part of her lifestyle. She is the founder of NidSun Wellness, and her podcast DesiMiscles is focused on weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Her Instagram account, @nidhimohankamal has 60.5k followers.