Oh the Irony!
This made me chuckle. It reminds me of the classic “I can’t do yoga because I’m not flexible enough”. It’s like a contradiction, right there!
It’s a bit like saying,
“I can’t eat because I’m too hungry” Or,
“I can’t put my coat on because it’s too cold”
If you have knee pain, back pain, shoulder issues or tight hips, you need to s-t-r-e-t-c-h those muscles. Regularly. Then you can be more flexible AND your aches and pains can magically heal and subside.
Yoga Changes Lives
Meditation has changed my life. When my practice suffers, so does my life. Noticeably.
My practice is usually short and sweet. But it is almost every day. I focus on the poses that stretch my body, where it’s stiff. There’s still a protocol – Centering, Breathing, Warming, Standing, Seated, Relaxing. Yes and I can get that in fifteen minutes if I have to. It’s enough.
On easier days, I get into a full practice and I realize that a little more time would help me to be more flexible. But that’s been my thought process my whole life…
“if I could just…then I’d…”
When to Start
The same goes for feeling ‘not enough’ in other ways – not slim enough, co-ordinated enough, spiritual enough, having the right clothes, hippy enough, etc.
You are enough to start. NOW! no matter what your age, knowledge, experience, size, shape, outfit, attitude or what you believe.
So if you’re holding back from a class, let that stuff go!
The gift of yoga and all of its benefits are yours for the practising…
I have a FREE – 54-week yoga asana program. It gives you a five-or-so minute practice each week for one beginner pose per week. That’s a whole year of yoga poses for FREE!
Try it HERE!
It’s not supposed to replace a class.
But it might just give you a little confidence and push to roll up your mat and join a group in your community. I’m sure they’ll welcome you with open arms!