Maybe, you don’t feel able to be fully present for your family and your community. Or you want to improve your health and relax.
The only thing is, well, you’re a bit intimidated.
Don’t give up. It may take some time to find a teacher and environment you feel comfortable in. There are many styles of Yoga, teachers and atmospheres, from spa like Yoga Boutiques to community halls and church basements and everything in between.
There truly is something for everyone, it just takes some time to find the right fit. Ask around. Ask friends, neighbors, family or coworkers if they have recommendations for a teacher they adore.
Register for a beginner class. Dropping into a crowded class when you’re new can leave you feeling lost in the shuffle and feeling a bit deflated. In a beginner class everyone is new just like you and the teacher is more prepared to slow it down and start with a good foundation of alignment.
Congrats! You have signed up some beginner classes, but now what?
Photo (c) Nyk Danu, www.nykdanu.com, used with permission
You might think you aren’t good at Yoga because you’re not flexible.
Don't let this deter you. We practice Yoga to become more flexible. Be patient with your body and know that flexibility comes with time and practice.
Most of all, Yoga is not a competitive sport. We are not in a race to reach our feet, so relax take a deep breath and have fun.
There are a lot of messy moments on the way to grace in Yoga, so a sense of humor will do you well.
Nyk Danu, Creator of “Real Yoga For The Rest Of Us”, teaches Yoga in person in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and virtually on the internet. She is a self-professed Yoga geek, environmentalist, adventurer, green tea addict and dark chocolate lover. Find out more about Nyk & sign up for free Yoga videos www.nykdanu.com