To which I sometimes reply, “Bend your knees.”
I’ve grown numb to the excuses, but thought it would be fun to suggest a style of yoga for a few of the more popular ones.
– “I’m not flexible enough.”
You just proved your own point. Isn’t that exactly why you should go to yoga? To gain more flexibility? Beginners can try anything labeled hatha, gentle or slow flow. You’ll spend a little more time holding each posture and, before you know it, you’ll be showing off your toe-touching skill at family picnics this summer.
– “But everybody will see me! I’ll look so dumb.”
To put it nicely, please get over yourself. Nobody is watching you except the teacher. And she or he is only making sure you don’t hurt yourself or develop bad alignment habits. Otherwise, everybody in class is too busy holding his or her own warrior posture and trying to not topple out of tree pose to give you much notice. Continue reading >>