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?