Category: Yoga Articles

8 Yoga Lies Exposed

Excuses to not do yoga are some of the most creative I’ve ever heard.

I’m too clumsy. I’m too stiff. I’m too busy. I’m overweight. I’m too scared. I’m not “that” kind of person. I’m too (fill in the blank). People tend to have a good case of the “I’m too”s when it comes to yoga.

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Why Yoga Is For You

I think I’ve heard every reason in the book as to why yoga is not for someone. I’m too old, I’m too stiff, I’m not in shape, I’m not spiritual, I’m too energetic, I can’t shut off my mind, and so on. I could go on for an hour I’m sure of it. I was there once too.

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What Is Yoga?

Now there’s a loaded question if I’ve ever seen one! Before I get started on this post, I want to remind you that this is my interpretation of what yoga is, my experience with it, and how it has changed my life.

There are so many styles, interpretations, and ways that people achieve the goal of yoga, and I’m not here to judge any of them. Everyone’s yoga journey is different. This is mine. 🙂

The yoga of today can be a far cry from the yoga that originated in India thousands of years ago and in my opinion, that’s okay! When we look at the media, yoga is portrayed mostly as a fitness modality these days, but in reality, it can be so much more.

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How I Became A Yoga Teacher

Let’s Get This Straight – I’m Not The “Yogi Type”

If you told me 15 years ago that I would be a yoga teacher today, I’d probably laugh for a very long time! I have done bodybuilding, cycling, running, hiking trips, rollerblading, squash and anything that is high energy and faster paced. (ps… I still do these) Close your eyes and think of a yogi. What comes to mind? Here’s a list of a few stereotypical yogi traits:

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