The benefit of yoga is real folks

yoga pose

Being so flexible


We all know that yoga is beneficial for your body; in fact I can tell you that the benefit is real folks!

I have just returned from my class, a 90 minute restorative yoga class that I think I have spoken of before. The instructor , Karen, has been away for several weeks attending to an ailing parent. As the regular “crew” came together we were elated to have her back , if only for a day. We clearly have missed her style, the lovely location of the studio and the fact that we are all quite similar.  We do our own thing, get to the pose if we can and pass no judgement on others who can’t quite get there. It has evolved over the years into a supportive group that ebbs and flows during the seasons.

I have another teacher that I can relate to – I have never had the pleasure of a face to face, but have listened to his soothing voice and gentle way to ease into a nice yoga practice. Rodney Yee

Working with my grandchildren has been fun too- they have their own mats and can, at a snap, move into a yoga pose when asked. They know how to take the deep breath needed to relax when they are excited and how to stretch when needed. They have been to formal classes and we have worked on it together from time to time. They even have a yoga board game.

It would seem that your teacher is very personal to you and your particular style- you need to find the right fit to reach the full benefit of the practice. I am sorry to say that  many things around me prevent me from fully practicing on my own at home. It might be that I need to dedicate a specific time each and every day to do at least 15 minutes, because, like I mentioned earlier, the benefits are real!

Yoga for kids