Why Practice Yoga
For many, the idea of practicing yoga may seem daunting and intimidating, especially because there is a lot of confusion surrounding what yoga actually is. It’s a myth that you need to be flexible to to practice yoga, that’s a bit like saying you can’t start swimming lessons because you don’t know how to swim! The study of yoga asana is not about mastering the postures, but about using each posture as a tool to understand and accept ourselves as we are. Yoga focuses on raising our awareness and in helping us to establish a more intimate relationship with ourselves. It teaches us to be present and to embrace each moment exactly as it is without judgement or expectation. It is not about being the best, but about doing our best. Increased flexibility along with the numerous other physical, mental and energetic benefits are just pleasant side effects of a traditional practice.