“I can’t do Yoga, can’t even reach my toes.” I often hear this or a similar reactions to my mentioning our yoga classes for all abilities and ages. The answer can come from 32, 65 or 85 year olds alike.
Hearing this is troubling because yoga seems to have a reputation to be only for the already fit, limber, slim and healthy. This is absolutely not the case. Yoga is an exercise routine that makes everyone feel better, as long as it is done with a good warm up and within your abilities.
Weight or inflexibility is not a problem, nor is it a problem if one can’t balance on one leg very well or even not at all. We have students in our classes with a variety of ailments, young, old and very old. Yoga makes them feel stronger, better and yoga lessens their pain.
When you come to a class, introduce yourself to the teacher, share your concerns, hear their feedback and enjoy the experience.