“If not now, Tell me When”by Carrie Newcomer is one of my favorite songs. The song title says it all.
When people find out I am a yoga teacher, I somehow bring out the guilt in them and they share with me the reasons why they don’t do yoga, or at least .. not now. Here are the top 4 comments I hear:
- I’ll do Yoga when I Feel Better
- When my life slows down, I’ll come back to yoga
- I can’t touch my toes
- I have chronic “fill‐in‐the‐blank”…
What most people forget is that yoga is a Healing Modality. What does that mean? It means yoga is a remedy. If you are sick, you would take your medicine to get better, right? That is what Yoga does ‐ it helps you breathe through pain, calms you in stressful times, and especially if you have a chronic condition ‐ it helps you bear the weight of that heavy load. Remember, just a few yoga stretches and some deep breathing every day improves your health ‐ just like your daily vitamins!