How to be an Average Girl and Still Enjoy Yoga

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Do Yoga For You

Your yoga journey is just that: yours. It isn’t about how close you are to touching your toes compared to others in the class, it isn’t about how you’ll look after doing a few months of yoga. It’s about how you feel, your connection to your body and breath, and not pushing yourself too far beyond your limits.

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Try At-Home Yoga

If like me, you have a hard time not comparing yourself to others while doing anything, it might be worthwhile to try doing yoga at home. There are plenty of videos on Youtube and programs around the internet that can get beginners started.

Find the Joy

There are some days where nothing will be going right. A few days ago, something in my practice was just off. My hands and feet were weirdly sweaty and sticking or sliding around on my mat, my transitions were sloppy, and I felt like I couldn’t do any of the poses the way I used to. Some days will be like that because that’s life.

The “Yoga Body” is a Lie

Some people will try to tell you that if you don’t have a “yoga body” you’re doing yoga wrong. Those people would be wrong. The itty-bitty Instagram yoga girls don’t look that way because they are just doing yoga. They are also dieting and doing other workouts. Some ways to achieve that look aren’t healthy.

Lululemon is a Lie

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Writer || INFJ || Wellness junkie and chronic oversharer. jgoldsmithwrites.com/

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