Most people equate yoga with a stretching class.
Seeing the stereotypical tall and slender woman walking with her yoga mat might not necessarily get your butt to a yoga class.
Seeing a husband and wife come to class with their high school football star son on Saturday might stir some curiosity.
Seeing the neighbor down the street lose 20lbs might get you to walk through the door and try it at least once!
On Monday I wrote about Yoga being good for athletes. While all this is true, think about how those same benefits could affect you in your normal life. Maybe you don’t make quick change of directions on a soccer field, but you still carry your lunch, labtop, to-go coffee mug, and briefcase to the car every morning while talking on your cell phone. Some mornings it might even be rainy or even worse icy. As we age situations like this begin to get worse and worse. Strengthening your body through yoga, will give you the strength and balance to better handle these situations that are part of normal living.
Why Try Yoga you ask. You should try Yoga to tackle and conquer your daily tasks!
If you have been hesitant to give yoga a try, check out the video below for reasons why yoga might be a better workout than you think:
So give it a try. I recommend Bikram. I challenge you to make it through a class and still tell me yoga isn’t a good enough workout. For those who fear the hot room, remember it’s also not as scary as you think. If an 80 year old woman can take class you can too! It might just be the yoga that keeps those 80 year olds going!
What’s yoga posture challenges you the most? It is probably the one you need. Tell me which one you hate below and why. I’ll let you know why you might need it!
Separate leg Head to Knee with Final Stretching is my least favorite pose, but doing it strong each class and working to engage my quadricep has helped me improve my Standing Head to Knee Pose!