“YOU WONDER” – I have always been as stiff as cement, so I can’t do yoga.
“WE SAY” – Unless you are a ballet dancer or gymnast, it’s very normal if you feel tight, so don’t worry if touching your toes seems impossible. The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is extremely effective at improving flexibility.
“YOU WONDER” – I already work out at the gym, I don’t need yoga too.
“WE SAY” – Although many forms of exercise provide a wonderful physical workout, only yoga can also claim to be a therapeutic system that helps heal injuries, improve chronic illness, and balance mental stress.
“YOU WONDER” – Yoga is just for girls.
“WE SAY” – While it is true that certain things are just for girls, yoga is not one of them. Historically, some of the greatest yoga teachers for over 2000 years have been men.
“YOU WONDER” – I tried yoga class once, but it’s (insert something you didn’t like here).
“WE SAY” – Some styles of yoga may not agree with some people, we encourage you to continue to investigate the classes until you find exactly what it is that you are looking for.
“YOU WONDER” – I’m afraid that taking yoga will force me to adopt a religion.
“WE SAY” – Yoga is not a religion, it’s a technique of physical movements leading to improved health. If yoga has a belief system, it’s simply to become more connected to your body.
“YOU WONDER” – I don’t want to just sit and meditate for an hour and a half.
“WE SAY” – There will be classes designated for just meditation alone. All other classes will integrate movement, postures, meditation, philosophy, alignment, and even humor!