The gym may not be for everyone. Lifting may not be for everyone. Running long or short distance may not be for everyone. Boxing or kickboxing may not be for everyone. Spin class or boot camp may not be for everyone. HIIT may not be for everyone. There is a type of excersie that is for everyone, however. I’ve named so many fitness activities, so which one is it, you may ask?
Well, if you couldn’t figure it out by the title or this post, it’s yoga. Yoga is for everyone, and if you are thinking to yourself right now – yoga isn’t for me, what’s this crazy chick talking about – then you’re wrong (unless you’re totally dead set on hating yoga, then you do you man).
I say yoga is for everyone because it’s not just a great activity that stretches your entire body, works on your balance, provides your muscles with strength, and teaches you endurance – but it sooooothes your soul. It’s also accesible to any age group, since you have the power to move at your own pace.
If you’re a bodybuilder, a football player, 70 year old woman, you can do yoga because there are various types of yoga. Some are intense and vigorous, and others are relaxing and meditative. So just because you aren’t flexible or your body can’t bend the way you see some people bending, you can, and should, still do yoga! And everyone needs to relax once in a while, don’t you think so?
You can practice yoga from the comfort of your own home, in a studio, at work, in a bathroom (if you please) – the point is, it’s easy to do it anywhere. And it’s non-judgmental, so as long as you aren’t hurting yourself, you really can’t do it wrong.
Coming from someone who thrives with gloves and a boxing bag, I enjoy yoga because it allows me to RELAX and take off some stress. And I’ll be honest, I’m on my phone a lot, so being able to detach myself from technology isn’t such a bad thing.
“Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.“ Bhagavad Gita.