Updated: Mar 5, 2022
I'm sure you've been told by many people 'you should do yoga.' And each time you've thought, should I? Why? Well, I'm not here to tell you that you should. I don't think that anyone should tell us what we ought to do, or not. So no, I don't think you 'should' practise yoga.
I think you can practise yoga, if you want to.
The reason so many people have told you that you 'should' is because they've done it, they've felt the effects of it and they want to share it. I can't lie, I was one of those people at the beginning. I was telling everybody I knew that they should practise yoga, especially if they had any problems.
Maybe a few of them did come, but I it didn't really stick. The reason for this is that yoga, like everything in life, will arrive at the time that's it's meant to, when it's meant to.
We can't force ourselves to do anything, whether it's giving up smoking, going to bed early, spending less time on our phone, or meditating, unless we really want to. When we naturally feel the time is right for us to make these changes and we embark upon them wholeheartedly, that is when the magic happens.
So again, I'm not here to tell you, or anyone, that you should do yoga, or do anything for that matter. But if you do think that it might be the time for you to give yoga a try, I am here to tell you that you will always be welcome in any yoga class, on any yoga mat. Yoga is an inclusive experience that welcomes anyone, at any time.
So whether it's now or in a few years time, yoga will always be there. Try for yourself, see why it is that people may have been saying that you 'should' have been doing this already. See if it is the right time for you, and maybe if you start experiencing some of the benefits, you'll understand why everyone was going on about it so much before.