Here are a few things that kept me and what I hear from others, from taking a yoga class...maybe one of these resonates with you!
- I'm not flexible or fit enough
Yoga isn't about being flexible or fit, can it improve those things? Sure but most of us aren't stretching our muscles all day long and no expects you to be. There are props and modifications available, know your body, don't force it and remember it's a practice so enjoy the journey!
- I don't know all the poses or Sanskrit
Me neither! Even after years of practicing yoga, I don't know ALL the poses nor can I get into them and to be totally honest, my Sanskrit isn't the best...this is where cueing comes in! Allow yourself to be a beginner, you didn't know how to walk or talk straight out the womb and look at you now! The more you practice, the more you learn.
- It's too hard & I can't breathe
This is completely normal! So let's take a deep breath together & release. Knowing how to regulate your breathing is a big reason why I created this program. Your breath is life and if you're not breathing then well...let's get you breathing! Hydration is also a factor, if you're dehydrated everything is going to feel hard. Another reason why it might feel hard is because your body isn't use to moving this way.
Again, yoga is a practice. You're not going to be perfect in your first or even 100th class or you may even surprise yourself! You'll never know if you don't start though so meet me on the mat and find your flow!