Do I need flexibility to do Yoga?

Today at the gym change room, a Polish gentleman saw me with a Yoga mat, and remarked that I must be flexible [to do yogasanas]. After I realized what Eric was saying, my response was, “No, I am not flexible. Yoga is a consciousness discipline that can help improve flexibility. It takes practice, but anyone can do Yoga.”

He replied: “You must have started when you were young.” This is yet another myth.

I started practicing yogasanas when I was 32, unfit, unhealthy, with a bad posture.

I believe that anyone can begin practicing yogasanas, young or old, unfit or weak. Practicing the yogasanas will help to restore vitality and health to your body.

My question to you: Do you need flexibility to do Yoga?


Yoga for Ride to Conquer Cancer 2012

Thanks to the participants who raised $5.7 million for The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA.

I taught at Campden Park and I had a positive, rich experience over the weekend, volunteering as part of the crew for the Sunsuper Ride to Conquer Cancer. I led yoga classes with varied sequences, assisted yoga classes led by my colleagues, Susan and Maria, and provided individual physiotherapy treatments.

The individual and direct approach in communication is the most effective in educating students.