Don’t make excuses – make good. ~Elbert Hubbard
Many people talk themselves out of starting a yoga practice with a variety of excuses. It’s especially true for beginners who have never been to a class before and don’t really know where to begin. It can seem a bit intimidating at first. I know from experience — we all have a million excuses for avoiding a healthy lifestyle. Not enough time. No place to work out. Don’t know the poses. Too tired. Out of shape. Don’t have the money for classes. Body doesn’t look right or bend right. Lots of excuses. While I don’t blame anyone for making these excuses, because I made them myself, the truth is, most of our excuses are merely rationalizations so that we can continue to be lazy, tired, and out of shape.
But getting into the yoga habit isn’t nearly as hard as you may think. While it’s probably best for beginners to take a few classes to get the fundamentals down, the beauty of yoga is that it does not cost a lot of money, doesn’t [have to] take tons of time, only requires enough space for a yoga mat, and it rejuvenates the tired body and wandering mind. Once you get some of the basics down, yoga is a simple and effective tool for creating the healthy, happy, fulfilling lifestyle that we’re all seeking.
So, if you’re one of those people who would like to do yoga, but have been held back by lame excuses, now is your chance to take the initiative for your physical and mental well-being. Overcome fear of the unknown and enjoy this hour long yoga practice from Yoga Today, designed specifically as an introduction for beginners. No more excuses!! Make good. Make yoga!