When I tell people I’m a yoga teacher, I usually get one of two reactions: lots of excitement from the people who practice, and looks of sheepishness from the ones that don’t. Folks in the latter camp usually tell me they’ve been wanting to try it but they aren’t flexible. Or they don’t know how to make the time. Or they have injuries that preclude them from trying. Or they want a hard workout.
I 1000% respect that yoga is not for everyone. Not everyone likes it. Not everyone is interested in it. But for the person who is interested but thinks yoga isn’t for them — well, that’s someone I want to talk to.
A few things I’ve learned in my 12 years of teaching and 17 years of practicing: