Why choose yoga over other forms of fitness training? There is a plethora of options and more arriving on the scene every couple of months to keep us in good shape. We give a tip of the hat to any form of exercise that limbers up the body and keeps a person healthy and strong. So why yoga?
A recent real life example of ‘why’ took place last Tuesday afternoon when Jonah and I called a roofing contractor to take a look at the roof at the studio. Barry the contractor, a man in his early thirties, came off the roof stiff and ridged. It occurred to me after watching him move around that he was somewhat unsafe because of his lack of flexibility. While observing him on the roof and then witnessing his stressed movements coming down the ladder, it appeared to me that he was actually putting himself in danger. His risk of falling because he was not more limber must be increased by big margins. I started a conversation with him.