Yoga is a journey in search of the self; it is a journey to learn to know and listen. You do not have to be either women or young people or athletes to start a yoga course ...
After a month from the beginning of my courses, I find myself in front of an infinite number of judgments and prejudices on yoga.
I would like to clarify the following:
There are those who believe that yoga consists in staring at nothing.
There are those who believe that yoga is a race vs those who can twist in many different ways, demonstrating (usually to others) any dowry of flexibility or strength.
There are those who believe that yoga is for fanatics, for people who hold their hands in their chests and, aloud, always repeat the same things.
There are those who believe that yoga is a stretching course.
There are those who see no difference from pilates.
There are, finally, those who believe it is a course for only women.
The reality (if there is one) is that yoga is all and nothing.
Those who practice yoga know that there are moments when you stay still and try to make space between your thoughts, you twist (or at least you try) or repeat the same words a lot of times, you do stretching and some exercises are similar to pilates and yes, the shala is crowded of women.
Yoga is a journey in search of the self; it is a journey to learn to know and listen. You do not have to be either women or young people or athletes to start a yoga course ... you just have to have the urge to challange the self and question what we think are our "limits" and let our mind and body surprise us.
Do good to yourself; let go of judgments, prejudices, anxieties, comparisons, manias.
Live the Present, with simplicity and listening.
As my teacher Marco says in Yoga Hari Om, "live with less."