5 Reasons to start a yoga practice
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Side effects may include:
- An after-class glow
- Boost in self-esteem
- Feeling accomplished
- Possible increase of strength and flexibility
- Learning a new asana (posture)
- Finding stillness
- Actually enjoying class
- Zen state of mind
Yoga is for everyone
Yoga is easily accessible
Of course there are also live classes and workshops at studios and gyms. I highly suggest taking one; it's always great to get professional feedback on how you’re doing and to make sure you're doing the poses correctly. If the prices are too steep for you, search for community or donation classes or opt for taking one at your local community center
Yoga is fun
Yoga is not a one-time thing
Remember, “Practice and all is coming.” – Pattabhi Jois
Yoga is much deeper than asanas
If you fully immerse yourself in a committed practice, you too will realize that there is more to yoga than asanas. I once heard that yoga is the journey through yourself to yourself
I want to encourage you to start today and begin to explore how your body feels. Don’t be afraid of the unknown or get frustrated by what you “can’t” do today. If you don’t put limits on yourself, you will begin to blossom and experience all of the sweet goodness that yoga has in store for you
Good luck on your journey! Namaste.