Do I need to look like an Instagram picture to do Yoga?
Ok.. so I am just going to get this off my chest! Now I love Instagram and am on it every day posting and viewing all the lovely pictures BUT .. yes there is a but .. When it comes to Yoga on Instagram ..everyone is so beautiful and they are in poses wound up like a pretzel and if I didn't know better I would believe I cannot do Yoga as I cannot do those things with my body.. In fact most of the time I am nowhere near!
And by no means do I want to knock anyone as I find it fascinating and admirable what people can do with the human body, and am up for trying some myself, all I am saying to anyone who is thinking of doing yoga is this ...
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE TO DO YOGA!
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO LOOK A CERTAIN WAY TO DO YOGA
YOU JUST HAVE TO TURN UP AND BE YOU AND HAVE AN OPEN MIND
I receive many e-mails of people wishing to start Yoga and this is their main concern. In fact I have even been asked what my customers avatar is like in case they don't fit in.
So this is it .. Anyone can do Yoga. You don't have to look certain way or be super flexible and bendy. There is also so much more to Yoga than the physical side!
Check out these amazing Yogis ... I've watched many of their videos and they will openly say when they started Yoga they had to be patient and consistent, they fell out of poses, were not elegant and graceful .. Yes they are pretty bendy now BUT they didn't start that way ...
Yoga teaches you patience and good things come to those that have patiences and consistency.
You can follow both these ladies on Instagram and they are pretty inspiring
So roll out your mat.. and start!
Be kind to yourself , practice Ahimsa (Kindness)
And be you !
See you on the mat.