Beginning your yoga journey
If you’re starting out, find a class; perhaps a friend will recommend a teacher. If not, find someone with whom you feel comfortable. Your teacher will be open and friendly, answer your questions and work with you as you are. There are lots of different styles of yoga, so try out a few and find one that fits with you.
Yoga is holistic
Yoga is holistic and seeks to improve overall health and flexibility in body and mind in a balanced and harmonious way. There is no competition in yoga and the principle of non-harming (ahimsa) is central to yoga. We listen to our body and go only as far as we are able, which is why yoga is for all.
Yoga is for everyone
Everyone can practise yoga and enjoy its benefits. We “practise yoga”, because that is what it is, practice. It’s not about perfection, so please forget any concerns that you don’t have the perfect body or that you’re not flexible enough.
If you know anything about yoga already, you probably realise how it can enhance your life. In case you’re not sure, it may be helpful to dispel a few myths: yoga isn’t a gimmick, nor is it a religion nor just an exercise programme.
Yoga’s simply yoga. It’s about being you.
Yoga has been practised for thousands of years because it works.