|Struggle-bug w/ that gangsta lean|
Sometimes they'll take me up on the offer, sometimes they smile condescendingly as they shove another cookie in their mouth. Ohh well. But what I really want to say, is that yoga isn't about flexibility. Yoga isn't a religious cult following. I promise that you'll sweat if you come to my class, it IS a real workout No, I won't judge you when you "can't touch your toes" or if you accidentally fart in your downdog. Ok, maybe I will silently judge a rancid fart, I'm human & I have a super human sense of smell, thanks to my kids. Side note, you should have a light snack before class, say a piece of fruit... not a Big Mac. You'll thank me.
I also want to tell you that while I'm small, there are certain limits to my range of motion from injuries, and there are some things that I'll never be able to do in my practice, and I'm OK with that. I'm also 35 and forget my left from right at least 15 times during class. Our bodies are all different. Our practice is all different. There is a reason why it's called Yoga Practice & not Yoga Perfect. No one, I repeat NO ONE, is perfect. Along those same lines, your practice from day to day, will not be the same. Your body is not symmetrical, there are imbalances. I can almost guarantee that the person next to you has those same thoughts and concerns. Once you roll out that mat, whether its from Lululemon or Walmart, you're in a safe space. The only person that I'm judging, if I'm being 100% honest, is the person that complains that they want to come to a class to try yoga, but never do and truly have no intention to do so. They are no closer to reaching their toes than the day before. Maybe one day.
Part of my journey, is acknowledging my insecurities, and embracing them. I've come a long way in my journey, but I'm still learning & trying to improve. While I may be leading your class as the teacher, I'm still a student and have so much to learn.