My own yoga journey started with Youtube. I have never been flexible and strong and I didn’t like working out at all. As a teenager, I was diagnosed with scoliosis and many sports and physical activities became a no-go. I went to physical therapy for a few years and that was the most physical exercise I’ve done until my mid-20’s.
I tried to start working out as an adult but couldn’t find anything that I would enjoy. Yoga was something I wanted to try for a long time but I couldn’t find local classes that worked for my schedule and budget, so I kept putting it off. Finally one day I stopped making excuses, searched for “yoga for beginners” on Youtube, and started practicing at home. Best decision ever :)
Many poses were hard at first, I often struggled to follow along as a beginner, had to stop videos to take breaks, yet at the end of each practice I felt better than ever before. I finally found the joy of moving again. Seeing my body change on the outside was a nice bonus but the inner feeling of lightness, calm and peace was my biggest motivation to keep practicing. With yoga, I learned a more sustainable way to deal with stress and anxiety, make conscious choices, and be present in the moment.