I hear so many things about the practice of yoga from friends and people I meet that just aren’t true, or accurate. Do any of these sound familiar?
I DON’T HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE!
The practice itself doesn’t have to take much time! Practicing at home just a little every day can change your body and mind! (Make sure you are on my mailing list to hear more about my home practice offerings coming soon!)
I’M AFRAID I WON’T BE DOING THE POSTURES RIGHT!
Yoga is a process: over time we learn the postures, become familiar with the language, and connect to ourselves on a deep level. During the first few classes you might find yourself looking around a lot, but soon you will be familiar with the names of the postures and where the class is going.
CAN I PRACTICE WITH BACK PAIN (OR AN OLD INJURY)?
Yes! In fact, yoga can help you heal old injuries, and re-pattern the way the body holds onto the injury. Regular yoga practice also helps us build strength and flexibility so that we are injured less in other sports and in our lives. Yoga is adaptable, can can be modified to suit your needs.
I WOULD LOVE TO PRACTICE YOGA, BUT I AM TOO STRESSED OUT, AND MY MIND WON’T STOP SPINNING!
Then it is the perfect practice for you! Yoga transforms stress, tension, anxiety and restlessness. Part of the practice is also observing the way our minds work— we get to see this unruly “monkey mind” in action, and over time yoga helps to calm the reactivity of the mind. We find less stress and more joy through yoga!
I’M NOT FLEXIBLE AT ALL!
Well, then you are at the right place. Yoga practice isn’t for flexible people, it is for all people. Yoga will bring a flexibility of body and mind as you practice, and you will literally watch your body (and your mind) transform. Few of us come to the practice with flexible bodies, and the flexibility and strength you gain will prevent injury in other areas of your life. So, what are you waiting for?