What Type of Yoga Inspires You?

Post Date: August 16, 2011

It’s a pretty common refrain: “I wish I loved yoga,” but…or “I’ve tried yoga a couple times, but it’s not for me. I’m too inflexible.” The list of reasons for not liking might sometimes appear to be long as the reasons for loving it (although that usually changes to the pro-yoga column over time), but sometimes, it just takes a little trial and error, a little exploration and experimentation.

Did you love yoga the first time you tried it? How many classes did you take before you were hooked? What did you think of all the Sanskrit words? What styles did you try? And what styles have you stuck with?

The author of an article in Bay Area Living had struggled to find the right class for her, until she experimented with five different classes one month, finding a couple along the way that she actually enjoyed. Many of the world’s yoga fanatics were once closer to foes – it’s different, involves special vocabulary, and, to some people’s surprise, it can be pretty hard.

But don’t give up – there truly is a style of yoga out there for everyone. What keeps you coming back to your mat?

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