Yoga: The True Purpose of Practice

If you feel like your current weight will stop you from enjoying the benefits of a yoga practice and you’re waiting to lose weight before you start, you should reconsider.

Laurel Dierking, MEd, NFPT writes for the Obesity Action Coalition:

Before you completely dismiss your own potential and deny yourself a rewarding opportunity, know that the true purpose of yoga stems far beyond the physicality of exercise or the way you look in a pose. Only you are in control of what you think you can or cannot do. Social norms and stigmas that display yoga as a “skinny person’s practice” often deter individuals from trying a class, because they do not “look the part.” The beauty of yoga is not in the accomplishments of the most challenging poses, but rather the process of developing a nurturing relationship with thy self.

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