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AboutErica Bornstein is a yoga teacher, dancer, and lover of all movement. Erica believes that yoga can be an embodied art form, a stimulated workout, a lifestyle, a tool for therapeutic relaxation, or a form of spirituality. Overall, yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the mind and body and the willingness to cherish your own breath. Erica also believes that you only live once and you shouldn't torture yourself with workouts you don't enjoy!
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I talk to a lot of people who tell me that they are too intimidated to take a yoga class. They come up with all sorts of reasons why they don't want to try it. This is completely understandable, as the stereotypical picture most people have of yoga is a bunch of skinny contortionists in a room doing some crazy "legs around the head" poses.
This, however, is a misconception. The average yogi, that I have met, is not at this stage in their practice. They are more at the place where their fingers don't quite reach their toes - and that is perfectly fine. The goal of yoga is not to get into every pose perfectly or even to get into every pose at all.
My favorite thing about yoga is that anyone can do it and benefit from it. It is a different experience for everyone and there are so many reasons people try and stick with yoga. Therefore, the goal and the experience is unique to everyone, and it can be whatever you make of it.
Some people are interested in finding a way to get grounded after a hectic day, some wish to build strength in their body, for some the benefit is to relieve back pain, for some people the benefit is spiritual, for many people the benefit is all the above and more.
I would like to identify some common yoga myths:
1. You have to be flexible to do yoga
2. You have to be injury-free to do yoga
3. Yoga is for people who meditate
4. You have to be fit to do yoga
The list could go on forever. All of these are FALSE.
TRUTH: Whoever you are and whatever the condition of your mind, body and spirit ... Continue
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