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From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

DJ Townsel

Nominated in Health & Wellness

About DJ Townsel

Towards the end of his NFL career, as a wide receiver for the Houston Texans, DJ Townsel started getting into yoga to help keep him from getting any serious injuries. But he fell in love with the spiritual side of the ancient practice, deciding to become a yoga instructor after he retired from professional sports. Now DJ is Instagram’s #RastaYogi, building up a following of over 80K people on his @dade2shelby account by posting his many impressive feats of flexibility. With dreadlocks flowing, the Miami native spreads his message of peace, tranquility, and radical self-acceptance with each and every post. As he has come to understand, “Happiness resides where there is peace.”

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