I love to encourage everybody to do yoga. Ask my friends and family, who will roll their eyes and politely sigh. I like to explain that yoga is more than a workout.
That can be a slippery slope when I really want people to try my classes because modern culture practically demands we be trim and fit. Yes, there are a plethora of yoga classes geared mostly toward the physical practice of yoga that will whip you into shape. That was my path to yoga many years ago but my teaching and practice have broadened since then. So I respect the fact that, regardless of how you come to find it and what type you practice, it is all good in the end.
Recently, I found this post titled 5 Ways Yoga Is Not Just For Fitness by Erica Rodefer on yogajournal.com. It really sums up nicely what yoga can do for you:
- Fitness is not the goal, but often a nice added benefit.
- Yoga helps you find balance, in more ways than one.
- Yoga invites you to understand and learn more about yourself.
- Yoga challenges you to become a better person.
- Yoga can change you and your world.
Yeah, I’d like to look great in a bikini too but that list above will do just fine for me!