Yoga is learning to come back to you. It’s finding your limits, expanding your boundaries, and being able to truly relax into who you are.
Continued practice of yoga brings medium to long term rewards for the body mind. Most practitioners start practice either in restless or hyperactive state of mind, or in a lazy – lethargic state, but by the end of practice they are bought towards an uplifted sattvic state -bringing a sense of expansion at all levels.
Asanas is to purify the body and as you work with the body it teaches you to gain better control over the mind. One reason people give up and dont continue for they feel “I am not flexible, I cannot do yoga”.
If you can breathe you can do yoga. Never worry about flexibility. You don’t need to start off flexible to become flexible. Stiffest of the stiff people become flexible in just few sessions and they are the one who notice the results first.
So let not a stiff body be an excuse for you not to practice and also never judge your practice only by how far you are able to stretch, practice spreading awareness to your whole body….best practice happens when you start extending it in your daily life, at work, personal front.
First it is a habit and then it becomes your lifestyle.
Hari OM Tat Sat