You have read all of those wonderful things about yoga, the scientific facts about why its important, and the beautiful blessings it brings. Did that make you go to class? Probably not. Have you wondered why people pay to torture themselves? This is what makes me go to class and keep this practice in my life.
I'm over 40. I don't want to look or feel over the hill. This has nothing to do with the opinion of anyone else. It's me. If you don't want to look your age, you have to actually do something about it.
I don't like feeling lazy. It annoys me. I like to feel motivated and engaged in life. When I do yoga, I create an energy within myself that makes me want to participate in life, appreciate and be happy.
I've accomplished many things in my life and I enjoy looking back and feeling content with my progress. I have realized that I need to do something to keep myself moving forward. I don't want to look back and say “I killed it at Netflix watching”. Yoga doesn't let you fall down and stay down.
Wonderful, interesting, genuine, growth seeking people go to yoga and I like to surround myself with those types of people. I also know that if I was at home doing yoga in my living room, I would not push myself or enjoy the experience as much as being part of a group. Plus, they make that room so hot, that you can walk out of class in the middle of winter and make it all the way home before you get cold again. Bonus.
I have three beautiful children that I love with every ounce of my soul, but they can be ridiculously challenging and exhausting. Yoga is more challenging and exhausting than three children, so by the time the kids get a stab at me, I'm thinking..... “I've got this”.
Expensive yoga outfits
I am a minimalist, and I don't enjoy many materialistic things, but I love my costly yoga wear. It fits perfectly, lasts a very long time and I probably wear it more often than what is socially acceptable. I don't care. I don't need a bra with that top. Sold.