Top Four Most Common Yoga Meditation Excuses Debunked

Let’s face it, there are plenty of excuses not to try yoga meditation. In fact, there are plenty of excuses not to do anything that’s good for you but isn’t easy. Here’s an article I ran across that takes what are probably the four most commonly heard excuses not to start a yoga routine and soundly debunks them. Now, the submitting author is Fit Bottomed Girls (no, I didn’t make that up) and the blog is Opposing Views. Enjoy!

Top Four Most Common Yoga Meditation Excuses Debunked

When non-yogis find out we’re in the yoga business, they immediately give us excuses as to why they’re not doing yoga. They also

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look guilty, or slightly ashamed while doing it, as if admitting that they watch a lot of reality TV or don’t recycle. Anecdotal evidence, but proof nonetheless that everyone knows that yoga is good for them and that they should be doing it. Yet, they’re not. The excuses for not doing yoga usually run along these lines…

“Yoga is weird. And the people who do yoga are weird.”

This article is not long enough to deal with the whys and wherefores of this topic. Suffice to say that yoga has its share of weirdos. As does bodybuilding. Or running. Or any activity. Plenty of normal people do yoga, too. In fact, 15 million Americans do yoga and are willing to admit to it in a survey. That means there’ll be more normal people than weird people in most* yoga classes. So, there’s nothing to worry about. If there’s a fight, the normals will win. (*We say “most” because, let’s face it, some forms of yoga are a bit weird.)

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So there you have it: Yoga meditation truly is for anyone and there are no excuses not to start. So get going and have fun. You’ll enjoy it and the longer you practice the easier it will get. That is, until you work up to a higher level of challenge. But after all, isn’t that what life’s all about anyway?

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Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.       — Indra Devi

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