To all the yoga newbies out there, there are a couple of things I really want to tell you…..
keep coming to class,
keep trying new things,
keep practicing (remember we call it yoga practice not yoga perfect)
and the next time you are in class look around (and yes, even up front at the teacher) everybody started right where you are right now…Everybody!! Talk to the folks that are doing ‘stuff’ in class you think you could never do, I bet you’ll find out they haven’t been doing this yoga thing very long. Learning Yoga, is about learning to express yourself, learning yoga is learning understanding, about who you are and where you’re going. This is Yoga. A never-ending journey to be who we are right now. It is not now, nor has it ever been about trying to put your foot behind your ear, Let me say that again! Yoga is not about tying yourself in a knot, that’s gymnastics not Yoga, but hey if you can that’s Great! ’cause I sure as hell can’t. Baby I don’t bend that way!
So when you take a Yoga class, remember, that practice is an opportunity to wake up our body, shake loose the stiffness and dump that junk we carry. And it’s never too late to wake your body and when the body is awake the Spirit very quickly follows and when the Spirit is awake there isn’t anything you can’t do.