Tara and I like to go for walks. We meet lots of people on the street, and lots of times they tell us they can’t go to yoga.
You’ve probably heard the reasons. At first, it’s often a simple “Oh I’m not flexible” or “I can’t do all that stuff.”
Talk a little longer, lots of people say “I’m embarrassed.”
And a little longer, “Yoga’s kind of weird!”
Tara and I often respond a little differently. For Tara, it’s pretty simple. Suddenly I hear her say
“You’re Perfect! It’s Fun!!”
Everyone is smiling. Yoga is suddenly on the good list.
For me, it depends. Sometimes I follow Tara’s good example. Sometimes I’m feeling a little more feisty.
“Oh right, we’ve been to that strange follow-your-guru, change-your-name, stuff-yourself-into-a-pose yoga too. This isn’t that!”
Whatever your response, we all have friends who think they can’t do yoga, who think they’ll get put down for not fitting into the rules, and who think it’s weird.
We can all respond. Yes there is that kind of yoga. But,
Yoga is what you make of it. It’s yours. It doesn’t matter what you can’t do or what you don’t have. Yoga is learning to work with what you’ve got. That’s enough. More than enough.
So there’s that kind of yoga too. It’s your kind, because you make it that way.
Spread the word.
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