This amputee yogi will change the way you see disability

Kat Hawkins is a force to be reckoned with.

The yoga community can sometimes seem like an elitist, excluding place.
Instagram is packed full of super-slim, bendy blondes dressed head-to-toe in designer sportswear, performing yoga positions in exotic locations.
But for many of us, we don’t fit into this category, but we still regard yoga as a way to unwind, strengthen our body and feel good about ourselves.
That’s why we’re loving seeing some alternative yogis emerging, from people with disabilities to those who don’t conform to the stereotypical body type.
Kat Hawkins is one of those people.
The 28-year-old Brit, who is a volleyball athlete and practices yoga too, lost both her legs below the knee after she contracted meningitis in 2008.
Despite this traumatic experience, four years ago Kat started practicing yoga in her bedroom to help her heal, and is now keen to show others about its holistic benefits.
We don’t know about you, but we find her completely inspiring. Take a look through some of her shots, and visit her Instagram page here.