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So you hate yoga? Big Deal.

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Everyone tells you you should love yoga, but you just don't. Here are some of the reasons why and how you might get past them.

Most people don't like doing things that make them feel stupid. Who can blame them? No one wants to feel stupid and yoga can do that to a person.

There's complicated language with weird sounding words that are thousands of years old. There are ways to move your body that, straight up, just don't make any sense.

It's something you need to approach with a sense of adventure and for those people who hate adventure and the unknown it can be a leap.

So you try it, feel embarrassed, you avoid it. Declare it is not for you.

I'll tell you the biggest secret - no one is looking. Everyone else in the room is so stuck in their own heads they won't notice if you wobble trying to stand still or put the wrong leg forward and simply it just doesn't matter. Who cares?

I suggest try it, hate it, try again. Start with a beginner class and get used to some of the language. Don't like the teacher? Find another one.

Embrace the awkward

So how do you get past feeling like a bit of a drip. You're up everyone else is down. Mortifying. It's a life skill. If you can do this you can put your two cents in a meeting, speak up when someone is being put down, assert your rights when someone asks something of you you don't want to give.