“I don’t do yoga because I’m not flexible” is probably one of the most ignorant excuses not to start a consistent stretching routine that will eventually lead to an actual yoga and mindfulness practice.
Yoga, which has been around well before us and will be around well after our physical existence, is about improving quality of life in some form or another. The lack of mobility in our society is astonishing. Marry that aspect along with unhealthy food choices and this is becoming the norm ultimately leading to turbulent thoughts and storms of the mind. “I” can’t do this or that for fear of failure, fear of change, fear of true happiness.
We do yoga to get that flexibility back. We were all more flexible in our youth and it is possible to regain this range of motion and improve our overall health. Invest the time to balance your exercise regime with recovery and proper nutrition. It is the attachment to the ego and over identification of the mind that stops us from bringing ourselves back to balance.
Let go of focusing and becoming over attached to the sensations that the mind translates into pain or suffering. Flow your thoughts to and from these occurrences and allow for change to happen. By focusing on letting go and not resisting our minds become less demanding of your immediate attention thus leading you to a more flexible mind and body.