Yoga is for Everyone

Today I was reminded of something very important. Yoga is for everyone. Not every style is for everyone. Not every teacher is for everyone. Yoga, however, is for everyone. While in class today I noticed a man who looked like he was emphatically talking to himself. At first I thought he was just giving himself a pep talk, but then I realized he was not fully in control of his head ticks and facial movements. My mind raced through a list of educated guesses as to what condition he might have. Then I realized it didn’t matter what his story was. What mattered was that he was fully engaging in his yoga practice. I also noticed a woman who looked to be in her mid-60′s sandwiched between scantily clad 20-somethings. She too was fully engaging in her yoga practice despite an aging body. So if you, or someone you know is about to try yoga for the first time or after a long break, remember, yoga is for everyone. If the class you take does not feel right for you try another style or another teacher. Be brave enough to keep trying new things until you find what works for you.


About DjunaPassman

I practice and teach yoga. I attempt to carry what I learn on my mat and through my students into the real world. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am grumpy and less than kind. I started life as a dancer, moved on to choreographing, worked as a dance/movement therapist, then realized the wonders of a regular yoga practice. I am a realist - whether the glass is half full or half empty you are bound to spill its contents if you are wearing white (this is why I wear black so often). I am not an expert on yoga, life, or anything else for that matter. I do my best to keep my mind and my heart open every day (some days are better than others).
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