Yoga reduces chronic pain.
Yoga lowers blood pressure.
Yoga promotes weight loss
Yoga makes you taller.
Yoga strengthens bones.
Yoga reduces anxiety.
Yoga improves your balance.
Yoga conditions your
Yoga improves strength.
Yoga helps you manage life’s
Yoga increases flexibility and range
Yoga improves your breathing.
Yoga improves your sleep.
Yoga eases neck pain.
Yoga helps heal injuries.
Yoga builds a stronger core.
Yoga helps you make friends.
Yoga is accessible to everyone.
Yoga reduces arthritis pain.
Yoga heals back pain.
Yoga improves brain function.
Yoga helps you manage PMS.
Yoga eases prenatal discomfort.
Yoga helps with birth and delivery.
Yoga helps you manage menopause gracefully.
Yoga improves your sex life.
Yoga relaxes your nervous system.
Yoga lowers the levels of the stress
Yoga lowers blood sugar.
Yoga feels good.
10 bad reasons not to practice yoga
I’ve heard each of these from someone over the years.
1. I can’t touch my toes.
Yoga has nothing to do with touching your toes. You might eventually; you
might not. It’s all about the journey.
2. I can’t find a class that works in my schedule.
There are classes in Corvallis as early as 6am and as late as 7pm and nearly
every hour in between.
3. I can’t afford it.
Most studios offer a low cost or free community class weekly. Many gyms
include yoga classes as part of their membership.
4. I don’t know where to begin.
Look for a class labeled: beginner, gentle, restorative, or level 1. All studio’s
5. It’s too woo woo for me.
Very few yoga classes include esoteric teachings. If you stumble into a class
that does, try a different one.
6. I’m a Christian.
So are many yoga teachers. Yoga and Christianity are very compatible.
7. It’s too hot (too cold) in there.
If you don’t like it hot, stay out of the Bikram Studio. If you do, head right on
8. I don’t have the right clothing.
All you need is something comfortable that you can move in. Old sweats,
shorts, a t-shirt. No fancy gear required.
9. I might get hurt.
Ah yes, you read that article in the New York Times last year. Yes, you might get hurt. But in my experience yoga injuries are much less common than injuries from other sports. If you practice with a good teacher and don’t let your ego push you too fast, you are unlikely to injure yourself.
10. I’m scared.
Us yogis are pretty likable and welcoming people. We especially like newcomers. Come on into the studio and give it a try! You’ll feel better for it.
Yoga • Pilates • Dance
Lisa co-owns Live Well Studio in Corvallis. She has been practicing yoga for 25 years and teaching for 13. She has used yoga to heal from a major back injury, to help with 2 pregnancies and deliveries,
to pass through menopause, to move across the country, to lose her dream job and create a new dream job, and to stay sane and healthy in a tumultuous world.
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