The Biggest Myths and Advice About Yoga “No, I can’t do yoga; I’m not flexible!” This may be the number one reason people do not attend or attempt a yoga class, and truly, it’s the biggest reason why they should! Yoga is not at all about being flexible; rather, increased flexibility is just one of the many benefits of regular yoga. Yoga is all about going with the flow and embracing the challenges your own body can provide you and get you through. While it may sound goofy, to truly practice yoga is to find peace in your mind through the use of your own body and breath . Yoga allows you to use your own body weight to strengthen and stretch your muscles, all the while paying close attention to your breath moving through your body. Learning to be flexible and allow the thoughts in your mind as well as your yoga postures to flow and change is the true “flexibility” required to practice. Whether or not you can touch your toes is completely irrelevant! “Yoga is like walking down a city street – we’re all going different places but we’re doing it together.” Whether you are the most experienced and flexible person in the class or trying it for the first time, you’re going through the same poses and motions as the person next to you. What you gain from the class may be completely different from the person next to you, and that is the beauty of the practice. So, without stressing about how good you are at touching your toes or folding into funky postures, step onto your mat and take each movement breath by breath. Chances are you will be able to step away from worry, stress, or anxiety, sweat a bit, and gain back some flexibility. Other benefits of yoga , include; increased strength, improved posture, improved flexibility, improved bone and joint health, boosted immunity, cardiovascular exercise, decreased blood pressure, regulated blood sugar, improved focus and stress relief. With so many benefits, it is definitely worth a try. Who knows, after a few months of regularly practicing yoga, you may very well be touching your toes with ease! About the Author: FHMatch, all-in-one `Business in a Box’! If you're a professional this is for you, it’s always FREE to showcase your profile on FHMatch! Empowering professionals to engage, manage and grow their client base - everything you need to get started in 3 min or less. |Merchant Payments| Unlimited - No Fee Booking, Invoicing & Messaging| Showcase Photos & Videos, Subsidized Insurance|