The fuss is because it's amazing with amazing benefits! Yoga, which literally means to add,join or unite breath and movement, is for everyone. You may be thinking, yeah right, she's just saying that because she loves to practice.. I am actually speaking from experience. See, I almost got kicked out of my very first yoga class because my friends and I were laughing so hard. As we lay there in savasana the instructor was talking about light radiating from our fingertips all I could think about was my favorite movie from my childhood ET......Mindy phone home..... I did not go back to another yoga class for many years as I just knew it was not for me. Fast forward a few years and as a personal trainer I could feel my body becoming stiff and tired from hours of training and running all over the place every day. So I decided to give it another go and this time it felt good, really really gooooooooooood. SO blah blah blah I fell in love with the practice of yoga, all different kinds and even started researching the ancient discipline.
There are so many different ways to practice yoga and some of them you don't even need to move (sa-weet). What I want to break is the barrier that most people put up against yoga. I'm not flexible enough, I need a better workout than that, yoga is for hippies and tree huggers, I'm not really into chanting. See the beauty is that by practicing yoga you will become more flexible, you will realize it is an amazing workout when the correct principles are applied, you might start to notice the environment and take care of it and you may just find the high after a great OHM.