Wellness Wednesday: Terrible Reasons You Don’t Practice Yoga Yet! by Niomi Lindfors

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What is Yoga?

Yoga means union and I interpret this as a union of my mind, body and soul. I feel connected to my heart and my desires and as a result, I feel connected to everyone else. I feel at peace.

Yoga is just stretching or another form of exercise to many, and a trendy hobby to others.

For me, yoga is a way of life on and off the mat. Through a regular yoga practice I can bring that self awareness to  my life at any point, my turning towards my breath and getting in tune with my energetic body.

The yoga poses,(asana) is the most modern part of the yoga practice. Yoga is in fact a practice that originated in India more than 5000 years ago, with the focus then being on meditation, yoga philosophy and other similar disciplines.

Wellness Wednesday: Terrible Reasons You Don't Practice Yoga Yet! by Niomi Lindfors
Photo by Farsai Chaikulngamdee on Unsplash

How to get Started

  • Decide what type of yoga is best for you. Vinyasa, yin yoga, kundalini yoga….
  • Set an intention to try it for 30 days
  • Find a teacher
  • Find a class near you
  • Sign up for online classes
  • Get a mat, borrow one or buy one!
  • Don’t worry about what you look or sounds like!
  • Don’t compare yourself to others, just compare yourself to the former you!

65 Terrible Reasons You Don’t Practice Yoga Yet!

  1. You’re not spiritual and it is just for those zen people
  2. You don’t want to fart
  3. You don’t know the lingo: mantra, third eye, OM
  4. Yoga studios are intimidating
  5. It is just another trend that you will try and fail at
  6. You don’t want to ’ overstretch’
  7. You’re not skinny or super flexible
  8. You hate incense
  9. You don’t know all the types of yoga…Hatha? Hot? Partner?
  10. You’re pregnant and can’t walk downstairs let alone do downward dog
  11. There are too many mats to choose from
  12. Sun salutations look terrifying
  13. You can’t decide which leggings to buy and they are too expensive anyway
  14. You know you will start laughing if the teacher starts chanting
  15. Inhale, exhale instructions seem very difficult. You hate breathing
  16. You’re scared of trying handstands, wheel pose and ’inversions’
  17. Classes are expensive
  18. You can’t sit on the floor let alone lotus position
  19. Everyone else will be ’better’ than you
  20. You hate yoga music

Read More At: https://stellarwellness.se/65-terrible-reasons-you-dont-practice-yoga-yet/

THE LAST THING YOU NEED TO KNOW

yoga in front of ocean
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My biggest tip is to choose, learn and practice a specific 20 minute sequence and master that. You will gain confidence and then you can evaluate how you feel.

Breath awareness is a priority with the aim being to activate, circulate and sublimate energy and emotion around your body through yoga asana.

You don’t need to focus on leggings, but you do need to focus on your breath.

Yoga like all new challenges can be scary and bring up uncomfortable feelings. Be kind to yourself! I promise you, a regular yoga practice will change your life!

Good luck yogi! You can do it!

 About the Author:

Bio: Niomi is a mum of 4 little ones aged 3-7 with a 5th baby on the way. 
She is a British ex pat living in the Swedish Arctic where she runs her holistic wellness centre, Stellar Wellness offering massage, yoga, meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT.


 She recently started an online business to  have more freedom to work around her kids. Niomi provides online 1:1 women’s holistic intimacy and relationship coaching. She believes all women deserve to live a life full of passion, pleasure and purpose.


Her mission is to help women prioritize self care and self love.  She blogs about women’s wellness at stellarwellness.se/blog.
Niomi is launching an online course: CBT and Mindfulness for stress and anxiety. She hopes to support as many women as possible to encourage them to feel Stellar!

Niomi would love to share the following:

1. A free mindfulness checklist great for anxiety or stress. 

2. A free 30 min call for women looking to improve their relationships when you sign up to be part of the free friendly Stellar Wellness community. 

Do you have a Wellness Blog or Post You’d Like to Share?

If you have any #wellnesswednesday articles you’d like me to feature contact me at honeybunnytwee@gmail.com 

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Christina B
Christina B
11 months ago

Hm…maybe I just haven’t tried enough types of yoga to find the one I like!

everdaylivinghacks
everdaylivinghacks
11 months ago

YOGA IS HARD! Big props! Love it tho!

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saygoodbyecitylife
saygoodbyecitylife
11 months ago

I have not tried yoga. I think it looks like fun. Thank you for sharing.

daniella
daniella
11 months ago

Ok first, I didnt know there are different types of yoga and second yes I definitely dont want to fart lol! However, I am planning to do yoga someday

Crinkle Hub
Crinkle Hub
11 months ago

Gonna try yoga once in a while. Thanks for very informative post. More to come!

Vanessa Cast (@MomInBusiness_)
Vanessa Cast (@MomInBusiness_)
11 months ago

The “65 Terrible Reasons You Don’t Practice Yoga Yet!” are crazy! specially number 2 hehe really?

Sanjota Purohit
Sanjota Purohit
11 months ago

Great tips! Starting with Surya Namasakara in early morning is the great way to start Yoga.

beautybeyondphysique
beautybeyondphysique
11 months ago

Yoga is tricky, i admire people who do yoga but i don’t connect to it. I wish i did

TheKitchenDoc
TheKitchenDoc
11 months ago

I do not have a wellness blog but I do some yoga with my bootcamp friends

coollife
coollife
11 months ago

smile i can remember the last time i tried this i broken my waist it was painful.. i will try it again

Elizabeth O
Elizabeth O
11 months ago

I love yoga. Me and my friends bond greatly because we share the same love and dedication to it.

Neil Alvin Nicerio
Neil Alvin Nicerio
11 months ago

Great. Thanks for this very informative post.

Bindu Thomas
Bindu Thomas
11 months ago

Yoga is a very holistic way to keep your body fit. The problem is when people take short cuts to get maximum benefits. It doesnt work that way.

Mhmd Bilani
Mhmd Bilani
11 months ago

I never tried yoga tbh, but I think I’ll give it another thought after I’ve read this. Nice post btw!

Deborah
Deborah
11 months ago

Yes yes yes! I go to a yoga studio about 3-4 times a week! I’m a runner and yoga is a GREAT complement to it!

Marjie Mare
Marjie Mare
11 months ago

When I was in NJ, I used to practice yoga, since I moved to Tampa I am still looking for a good studio to resume the good habit.

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itsasweetsweetworld
11 months ago

Yoga is such a good form of exercise. It can help everyone, people with different fitness goals even. I practice yoga almost everyday.

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Ann
Ann
11 months ago

I am alloting 20 minutes of everyday for my yoga activity. Breathing exercise helps.

Samantha Flores
Samantha Flores
11 months ago

I recently started doing a Mommy and Me yoga class with my toddler. So far, we are loving it!