The first thing people say to me when they discover I teach yoga is,
‘I am not flexible enough for yoga’.
I often tell them , ‘That is why the rest of us do it!’
Don’t let a stiff body be an excuse never to start yoga .
You should just start practicing from wherever you are right now. Don’t judge your practice by how far you can’t stretch.Never feel inadequate because you can’t hold a pose for long, or because it doesn’t perfectly mirror the pose in the picture.Practice spreading your awareness through your whole body. More than poise in your posture,seek grace in your breathing.Just start the journey.You never know where it might take you.
Yoga needs to be experienced and the benefits will be immediate.
Yoga is learning to come back to yourself.It’s finding your limits,expanding your boundaries, and being able to relax into who you are.It’s about taking time to remember who you are but have forgotten while being caught up in the whirlwind of a fast-paced life.On a physical level,as in life,being off balance doesn’t feel good.Feeling as though you might topple over at any time is neither safe nor comfortable. One of the reasons yoga has grown drastically in popularity is that it helps you to feel harmonious,integrated ,and complete.As you learn about your center in a yoga pose,you practice finding your center in other areas of your life.In fact dealing with a posture can train you to deal better with life events.