The simplest daily activities requires your muscles to move properly – to be supple at the right times. Moving your body in its full range of motion is deemed essential to live a full and active life. Regular stretching can maintain your normal function of both muscles and joints.
I see it often in the yoga classes that I teach. Men and women who have concentrated their physical activities in running or cycling are sitting very uncomfortably in a cross-legged position on the floor. Their hips are so tight that their knees are high up their chest instead of close to the floor. Even their walk is tight.
When I meet such people, they say “Yoga is not for me – I am not flexible.” On the contrary, your inflexibility is exactly why you need yoga. It is certain that it will take time to gain flexibility. It is a…
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