Why Do You Do Yoga?
I was recently watching Yoga Journal's latest DVD: Yoga For Strength
and Toning with Flow teacher Stephanie Snyder. (Full disclosure:
Stephanie is my main teacher so I am thrilled that she just released
this brand new DVD.) Strength and toning seems like a great reason to do yoga but it got me thinking: I wonder how many different reasons there are that people practice yoga?
Some super-busy students of mine do yoga to de-stress; others to stay in shape. Some sporty students do yoga to stretch out after their workout. I do yoga for different reasons on different days but mostly because it makes me feel good: mind, body, and soul. (And sometimes I joke that I do yoga because it makes me a little bit less crazy.)
I know my students do yoga for some many reasons. What are those reasons for you? What brings you to the mat?