The Answers You Need
DO I HAVE TO BE A ______ PERSON TO TRY YOGA?
You can pretty much fill in the blank with whatever you want here. Flexible, thin, young, a woman, experienced. Yes, I thought this as well when I first started as I was intimidated and new. However, this is not the case. Yoga is meant for anyone (CAYA- Come As You Are™) who is willing to show up and keep an open mind.
DO I HAVE TO BE A VEGETARIAN OR VEGAN?
This makes me laugh but is a serious misconception. Yes! I am vegetarian! However, one has nothing to do with the other. I know plenty of meat eating yogis! The idea is that you are mindful and aware, doing what is right for your body at the present moment. If a glass of wine is calling your name, have at it!
IS YOGA A FORM OF RELIGION?
I have been to a number of yoga studios where there is a large Buddha or where at the end of class there is chanting. I have come to learn it is a way to honor the origin of yoga, teachings that were passed down along the way. My religious beliefs have never been questioned in any yoga class or studio.
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