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If Not Now” by Carrie Newcomer is one of my favorite songs. Throughout the song, this phrase repeats: if not now, tell me when. Many of us have the problem of procrastinating and not doing what is good for us. Sometimes we need a gentle reminder to get started and take a step in the right direction.

Excuses, excuses, excuses…

When people find out I am a Yoga Teacher, they somehow feel guilty and then share with me the reasons why they don’t do Yoga. Or at least they tell me why they’re not doing it at the moment. This is what I hear most often:

  • I’ll do Yoga when I feel better
  • I’ll come back to Yoga when my life slows down
  • I can’t do Yoga because I’m not flexible; I can’t touch my toes!
  • Yoga won’t help me because I have chronic _________ (fill in the blank)

Yoga can be your Medicine

What most people forget is that Yoga is a Healing Modality. What does that mean? It means Yoga is a remedy. When you are sick, you take medicine to get better, right? Sometimes, Yoga can be the medicine you need. Yoga can help you breathe through pain and give you calm in stressful times. It can get you moving to bring circulation and healing to stiff joints. Yoga can also improve your strength, balance and coordination. But, most importantly, if you have a chronic condition, it can help you bear the weight of that heavy load. Remember, just a few Yoga stretches and some deep breathing every day can improve your health… just like your daily vitamins!

Why Everyone Can Do Yoga … No Excuses accepted with Becky Barnes, Chair Yoga Teacher

This is an excerpt from Becky’s intro to her teachback class. She’s a Hoot! In this excerpt, she describes the typical excuses people give for not doing Yoga. If you happen to have some excuses too, it’s time to let them go! The sooner you get started doing Yoga, the sooner you’ll start feeling better – mentally and physically!

Take the first step!

Get rid of the list of excuses on why you’re not doing Yoga and get started today. Whether you’re New to Yoga, have been away for a while, or want to make Yoga a part of your daily routine, Yoga Vista is here for you. We offer many videos that will help you do something good for your mind, body, and spirit every day. We are your cheerleaders and your companions. Start with the suggested videos below or dive into our 7-day challenge Get off the Couch! Kickstart Chair Yoga Therapy Series or check out our Essential Programs that focus on areas you may want to improve.

Let’s help each other take a step in the right direction,
Sherry

 

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CREDITS:  Author, Sherry Zak Morris, Certified Yoga Therapist

Editor, Maria Perez, Certified Yoga & Group Fitness Instructor