You realize that yoga really is for everyone
You may have heard a yoga teacher mention that “yoga is for everyone,” and after you take a few classes and find the style and instructor that fits your personality and goals, chances are you’ll agree. “So many people are afraid that they won’t be ‘good’ at yoga, whatever at means,” says Ali Valdez, owner of Sattva Yoga Studios in Redmond, Washington and Sattva Yoga Online. “Yoga is all about leaving ego at the door and most students discover that is yoga is for everybody.”
You start to see yoga as a legitimate workout
You expect to stretch and reduce stress when you sign up for you first yoga class but you probably don’t expect to be sore the next day. Although most instructors and studios don’t directly promote yoga for weight loss, that can be one of the benefits of yoga. Yoga instructor Heidi Keith says that most of her first-time students are surprised both by how relaxed and how challenged they feel after expecting a class to be easy. (Find out these secrets your yoga teacher will never tell you.)
You start to have #YogaGoals
You have goals for work, family, and maybe even weight-loss and fitness goals, but once you start getting into a yoga practice, you’ll notice that you start to set some yoga-specific goals. Much like how a runner sets distance or pace goals, Valdez says that it’s just like any other fitness objective. “The most popular ones seem to be able to touch one’s toes, or do a handstand,” she says, “It is a joy to students achieve their goals.” Here’s a 10-minute yoga workout you can do every day at home.