It works. Yoga is a path of sorts. Walk far enough and the thought of turning around vanishes.
Yoga comes up a lot in my life.(I’m teaching a friend in about ten minutes.) Word gets out I practice and then the questions come. Or someone says “You look like you are in good shape.” “Do you workout?” When I reply “No,” they get confused. “Well, I do yoga,” I add. Normally what happens is one of two things. First, they ask “What kind?” Thus begins good yoga talk. The other response I get is “Oh, I can’t do yoga.” “Why?” I ask. Most frequent answers. “I’m not flexible.” “It’s boring.” “I like a more active workout.”
I always say “Well, we each have to find what works for us.” It’s not my job or goal to tell you what to do. Do yoga, or don’t. Has nothing to do with me. I will say that humans have been doing versions of yoga for centuries. I can’t say the same for step class, powerbooty or spin although they are all great forms of movement. Yoga for me is way beyond any form of movement I’ve ever done. I rode almost one hundred miles in the last three days, so I love the bike, but if I had to choose between yoga and ANYTHING else, I’d take yoga one hundred percent of the time.
Just throwing it out there. If you do it then you know. If you don’t do it, that’s okay too. It might perfect for you or the last thing you would ever do. Both are valid.