People are being drawn more and more to yoga for different reasons. Everyone has their own personal limitations, goals and abilities and most of us practice yoga for various reasons. Whatever the reason is, the practice of yoga asana has become very popular and there are increasingly more advertisements of young, thin women doing poses that may be unrealistic for the average person or beginner. Without judging too much, it seems that these images portray a false sense of what yoga really is. This in turn, can be damaging to people who may be susceptible to body image disorders and who may be interested in starting a yoga practice. I believe that we can overcome these misconceptions through a balanced yoga practice that adheres to a few simple yogic principles.