I was, too 🙋🏻♀️. Honestly though, how often are we “good” at something we try for the first time? Of course it can be a little confusing, intimidating and frustrating when you are you doing something you haven’t done before. But you know what helps? Coming back.
Not flexible? Who cares!
Can’t touch your toes? No worries!
Maybe you’ll get there, maybe you won’t.
I very much dislike the idea of someone being “good at yoga”, reason being that most people think if you look strong in a pose or can do a cool backbend or funky arm balance, that makes you “good”. Truth is, the times I feel closest to “good” at yoga is when I am able to stay mindful of my breath, move at my own pace, and honour the way I am feeling in my body and mind (recognising if I need to rest throughout class, or push myself a little more). If I’m not conscious of my breath and what’s going on in my inner world, and I’m just flinging my body about into shapes that I think look cool, I’m bound to come out feeling rubbish. Well, maybe not rubbish, but not feeling good!
If I can encourage you to simply be a little more mindful of your breath and your body - even if just for 60 mins - then I feel like I have done my job. Please reach out if you want to try yoga with me. I teach in-person classes, and I've got a wide range of classes online (check them out here).
I promise you won’t regret it, and it’s not as scary as you think!