overcome /ōvərˈkəm/

overcome
/ōvərˈkəm/

(v.) succeed in dealing with 

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I Was Nervous, Too

I can remember walking through the doors of my first yoga class feeling nervous and excited, thinking, “I am definitely not flexible.”

Fast forward 10 years, and walking into that yoga class was one of the best things I’ve done for myself. I found strength in my mind and body from practicing yoga that I didn't know was possible. Was I afraid? Yes. Do I still feel like I’m not ‘good’ or ‘flexible’ enough? Yes. Am I thankful and proud that I pushed past my fear? Yes!!!

The things in life that I was most fearful to try have been areas where I’ve grown the most.

Taking my first yoga class, signing up for yoga teaching training, teaching my first yoga class - I was scared of all three, but have grown because of overcoming these fear.

5 common Q&A’s to first time yogi’s:

  1. What if I’m not flexible? Then you’re in the right place! One of the goals of yoga is to create more space in the mind and body. Yoga meets you where you are.

  2. What should I wear? Something you’re comfortable in! No need to go out and buy something new. Dress comfortable so you can step out of your comfort zone.

  3. What if I feel intimidated? It’s easy to feel intimidated by people in a yoga class, but remember the yoga pose is not the goal. Everyone in a yoga class is working on something.

  4. Do I need to use the props, like a block or a strap? Props are always optional. Some teachers offer props as a way to deepen or modify a yoga pose. Try the props, why not?

  5. What if I can’t keep up with the class? Yoga teaches us to listen to our mind and body and to focus on our breathe. You can take a break at any time during class. Focus on your breath and meet back up when you’re ready.

Yoga has helped me in many areas of my life. If you’re considering trying your first yoga class or maybe trying out a different class at Muddy Waters Yoga I highly recommend you do. Muddy Waters Yoga Studio is more than a yoga studio, it’s a community where you will be welcomed just as you are.   

Namaste,

Marie Perry