I truly believe that a positive attitude and a love of self and life can change your world.
Have you ever said to yourself...."I can't take a yoga class I am (fill in the blank)...."not limber" - "not flexible" - "too tired" - "too old" - "not able to touch my toes" - "too fat" - "too short" - "not able to give up an hour of my day".....I could go on and on. I have heard every excuse and reason for people to not take a yoga class. How about thinking about the reasons you should take a yoga class.
Yoga can be done by people of all ages, shapes and sizes. You don't have to be limber at all, you don't have to touch your toes, you don't have to twist into a pretzle or stand on your head. What you do need to do is care enough about yourself to give you one hour to start a routine that could change your life.
We all have body issues. Yoga can truly do a body good. I believe with a gentle approach, an open heart and mind, and determination to have a happy healthy life that anyone...and I do mean ANYONE can do yoga.
So before you completely write off yoga, give it a try. Don't let your ego get in the way, start with a gentle class and if you are up for more then move up as your body shows improvements. On the other hand there is no reason why Gentle Yoga can't be all you need. Find a class you love and a teacher that really makes you feel comfortable. Find a place that makes your heart, your mind, your body and your spirit feel at home. And then enjoy every moment of it....because you ARE worth it.
The next time you say you are too old or not flexible enough, come to one of my classes and let me introduce you to one of my favorite students. she is 87 years old, with arthritic hands that challenge the simple task of bringing her palms together, and a low back that doesn't allow her to stand for more than a minute or two. She makes it through every class, start to finish. She tells new students in our classes...."Honey, if I can do it....I KNOW you can too".
Be patient with your body...listen to your body....Practice Aloha and enjoy every minute of every day.
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Yoga with Betsy classes are in the cities of Duarte and Monrovia, California. For more information go to our "Class Schedule" page... you can send an email to the address below, or find BetsyYoga on facebook.