Are You A Yoga Skeptic? This Could Be The Answer.
Book Yoga Retreats.com asked me to write a blog post for them on how I got my very skeptical flat mate to give yoga a go for the first time. And let me tell you, she was not an easy convert.
“I’m not flexible enough.”
“I am not fit enough.”
“I’ll look silly.”
These are just some of the excuses my flat mate threw my way when I tried to convince her to give yoga a go.
All the standard go-to responses we have heard before. She was very used to seeing me bend and contour my body into shapes and poses that she described as “Alien S***.” Saying she was skeptical would be an understatement.
In reality, her hesitations came from her perceptions of yoga that are so commonly seen in the media. A cult of meditating hippies listening to Enya while they breathe through life’s problems and bending their bodies into pretzels. This has never been my idea of yoga by the way, and I can’t stand Enya. Just stop, please.
You can read the full post here on you can ease your way or your Yoga Skeptic's into this amazing practice that will help to increase your flexibility, but also to practice mindfulness. Being present in the current moment is so important for practicing gratitude, and practicing gratitude helps to keep your mind focused and moving towards a more positive mindset. These have chain reactions that can help to morph your whole life into a shape you never thought possible.
Over all well-being has a fundamental effect on your self confidence and self love, and if making your body look like a pretzel can help do this, well then sign me the hell up!