Why Try Yoga—Now More Than Ever
Updated: Dec 28, 2020
It’s not the first time you’ve heard it—‘You should try yoga.’ Sounds great—but you know you’re not flexible. You haven’t tried to touch your toes in a while and you’re not really sure you still could. Your body isn’t where it once was and being seen in public trying yoga is not high on your list of feel good activities. Yes, your back aches and stress has definitely taken its toll on your wellbeing lately, but you don’t know if yoga is for you.
Think again—yoga is for everybody. The only requirement to practice yoga is to have a body. No matter who you are, what your age is, or what your current health situation is, you can fulfill that one requirement. And, what yoga can do in even its most gentle forms, will astound you and make your body and mind feel better.
Like all physical pursuits, you can find different types of yoga at different intensities. There are certainly intense power classes and types of yoga that endeavor to ‘build the fire’ and have their yogis end class joyfully covered in sweat. On the opposite end of the spectrum you can find restorative yoga classes where you may use blankets to cover the body to keep you warm as you hold seated or supine poses gently supported by yoga props.
Using yoga props is the best method to modify the poses to individualize the practice to your needs. Most yoga studios have props for student can borrow or rent. At Jai Dee Yoga & Wellness, we sanitize each borrowed prop before the next use. Some students prefer to bring their own props to the studio. If you're practicing yoga at home, you can substitute many household items for yoga props such as using the belt off your robe for a yoga strap.