I’ve never considered myself a yogi. I can barely do crow pose. I cannot do a handstand or any crazy inversions for that matter. I’m flexible but not flexible enough to touch my torso to my thighs in a forward fold. Yet I show up for class with an open heart, willingness to learn and I do the best that I can.
I kept coming back to yoga because it helped me better cope with my emotions and feelings. I learned how to properly breathe, the 360-degree breath made my entire body relax and my mind stopped racing. I enjoyed the challenge of holding poses for an extended period of time and stretching my entire body felt like one big sigh.
I became a certified yoga teacher because I want yoga to be accessible for all. I want to show others that you don’t have to be super flexible or have a perfect handstand to take a yoga class. If you have a body, you can do yoga. The lessons learned on the yoga mat can be applied to life outside of the yoga mat too, like breathing deeply and intentionally. Yoga shouldn’t be serious, it should be fun and approachable.