Yoga is becoming increasingly popular and is definitely way more talked about than perhaps just a few years ago. But still, there are so many misconceptions and generalisation of Yoga out there.
“Nah I’m not flexible enough for that.”
“Oh I’m not someone who can just sit down and om.”
“Isn’t it for girls?”
“It’s so slow and boring that’s not a work out.”
These could not be any more wrong. I’m a huge believer in – You don’t know until you try it. Like food (oh I love food), you’ll never really know whether you like it until you actually put it in your mouth and try it. As with Yoga, it is a journey. Try 1,2,3,4,5 classes, if it isn’t something you like (I doubt it) then that’s fine.
♡ You don’t have to be flexible to start yoga. You naturally become more flexible through yoga.
♡ “Om”-ing/chanting is a small branch of yoga. It is not an integral or the only part of yoga.
♡ This isn’t something like having menstrual cycles. Yoga can be practised by men, women, children, the elderly.
♡ Today, there are so many kinds of classes you can go for. If yin/backbends aren’t your thing, try going for ashtanga/hatha/vinyasa/core I’m pretty sure you’ll get a good work out in.
I’m not trying to promote anything, I’d just love for people to be more open to what Yoga is and can be for them. Everyone is going through a different journey in Yoga, the benefits it brings me might not be the same for someone else but rather something else.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” 💚 🌿