The Challenges and Problems my Yoga Students Face
Today I wanted to discuss more about the 'typical' problems and challenges that my yoga students face.
Often I will have a potential new student get in touch because they realise they are starting to get a little less flexible than they used to be.
Maybe starting to feel some pain through the body where they didn’t use to.
Getting stiffer and less flexible, perhaps from being more desk-bound than they ever imagined they would be.
And occasionally, it's somebody who has suffered an injury and they're struggling to get back up to fitness. 🔸 I know that's a tough journey! It was yoga that brought me back to fitness after a hit and run accident in London in 2012 left me with a life-changing injury.
But often it is us putting problems in our way of starting.
🔸Believing we are not the ‘perfect yoga body’ – that yoga is only for people that are incredibly lean, very bendy and gymnastic. That really is not the case. 🔸That it is only for women – no! It’s great for both men and women alike. 🔸Yoga is for everybody and that's why I love to do the beginners courses - so new students can come along and learn together. At the end of which, they have the confidence to enter a class.
Recovering from Injury
I've also been working recently with a client privately 1-2-1 in their home, very gradually building them back to fitness. Having suffered a calf tear injury, and as a result was getting quite a bit of sciatic pain.
I have worked out a bespoke package for her and gently week-on-week have been building up at her own pace, until week eight informed me she’d had a week of no pain! I was so delighted. I will be writing a blog specifically about this recovery – so please keep a look out for this.
So, if you are wondering if yoga is for you and how you can go ahead starting, then get in touch. I'd love to have a chat and guide you on the best class to join; or whether a beginners course may suit you better – of if you would prefer learning in the privacy of your own home.
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