In my Yoga class, some participants asks: “Mam, I am very stout, will I be able to do asanas? Is this the reason, why I am not able to breathe properly? Will I ever become slim at all? I feel shy when comparing with others? Shall I practice other form of exercises in addition to practicing yoga? ……”
Just stop please. See, you have come here to get peace, become calm, to become stress-free, to become anxiety-free, is it not? Then why you worry about your physical appearance?
In certain schools, they give admission only to ‘bright’ students and so called ‘dull’ students are denied admission for some reason or other. But it is not so as far as yoga is concerned.
Moreover, our height and weight are basically inherent in nature. Our up-bringing, how nutritiously we are fed with, how brisk/lazy we are, how fast/slow we work/play ….each and everything matters.
Genetic factors, the race we belong to-influences our height, weight, color. We can try to keep ourselves healthy and lead a contented life. YOGA paves the way.
Let you be fatty or slim, dark colored or fair, beautiful or otherwise, tall or short, well educated or illiterate, rich or poor-these factors has no connection with yoga.
If you really want to practice yoga and get benefited, you should have a passion for Yoga. Perseverance is a must. “BELIEF” - does magic. Come with an open mind, observe the class, understand and learn properly, get your doubts clarified.
“Perfection”- is yet to be reached, it is true for all of us. We all are marching towards perfection.
But one thing I can assure you is that, whatever ever very little you do, there will definitely be considerable benefits. Every effort you put in activating your limbs, every effort you put for inhaling to your lung capacity and a complete exhalation, has its own significant benefits.
Keep aside all your superiority/inferiority complexes.
Please remove your shoes/chappals before entering the Yoga Hall.
Do not forget to keep aside your ‘shy factor’.
YOGA IS A MUST FOR THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE, HOW MANY CRORES BE IT IS. INTERNET MADE “GLOBAL VILLAGE” POSSIBLE AND THROUGH YOGA IS POSSIBLE –A HEALTHY HUMAN RACE--!