Hello, my yogi babes! I’m excited, because I’m able to continue coming back with videos for people who may not be “yogis”. Yes, those who say “I don’t do yoga because I’m not flexible”.
*Do people still say that?*
I love to keep coming back to this because I WAS THAT INFLEXIBLE PERSON. I’m still slightly that inflexible person – working on it and getting better. I can’t do the splits, don’t have very deep backbends and do yoga to feel good.
Simple. Easy. Just the way I like it.
There is NO reason to make things overly complicated for yourself. And where that gets you? You become that person who says “I don’t do yoga because I’m not flexible”. 🙂
And guess what’s not a big deal? BEING INFLEXIBLE. Having mobility and proper range of motion is important, but being able to do the splits? Not so much.
If you’re that person, here are more ways for how you can make yoga work for YOU.
Slow and steady…
If you find yourself rushing through each pose and your practice, I challenge you to hold each pose for three breaths before moving on. Use your entire inhale and exhale to move you through transitions. By giving yourself this time to pause in each pose and transition, you’re able to better release tension in tight areas of the body.
One of the biggest keys to increasing flexibility is to be consistent. Five minutes every day is likely going to serve you better than just going to a yoga class twice a month.
Be real about how much time you’re putting into this and see if you need to make space for a bit more. If you don’t have room for five minutes, do you even have a life? 😉
Keep it simple…
There’s no need to do anything fancy here. Find poses you like (or may avoid and maybe should do) and that work for you, then find your time to work with those. Don’t underestimate a simple forward fold, pigeon pose or low lunge. Becoming more flexible doesn’t require touching your feet to your head, okay?
THANK YOU, as always for being here and showing up for YOU. If you liked this post and video, be sure to subscribe to the MWY email community by filling out the form below. I send out content every Sunday (and no, I don’t spam)!