Monday, September 20, 2010

We're running out of excuses- Thank Goodness!!

A lot of times we have these beliefs of why we can't do yoga- it's for chicks, can't touch toes, not skinny, not vegan, and way too old. Most of us have fallen into one or all of these categories at some point in our lives. Luckily yoga is about letting go of these old, out-dated, and usually untrue beliefs about what yoga is and about who we should be. I'm happy to note that I have seen a pleasant shift in the average beginners yoga class- more men and a lot more seniors! People seem to be accepting that the benefits of yoga far out weigh the stereotypes.

An article by Holly St.Lyfer sums it up like this: Real Men do Yoga

Real people are doing yoga. No more half naked swami's floating above the ground in lotus pose glowing in enlightened yogic bliss. Now it's just the rest of us- chubby, stiff, older, wiser- making our own way to peace.

2 comments:

  1. Lol! I think we're on the same wavelength (see my latest post): http://www.bambooyogini.blogspot.com :-)

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