You do not have to be skinny, flexible, into exercising or young to practice yoga. The way yoga is portrayed on social media is not a true representation of what it actually is.
The western world has taken yoga and made it into a physical practice, sometimes missing out on one of the main parts of yoga - pranayama.
Prana (breath/life force) + Ayama (extension/control)
Using the power of the breath can bring clarity to the mind and strength to the body; it provides the opportunity to be completely present and in the moment, switching off from anything that has happened and all that is to come. If you have a busy life and struggle to find time for yourself, an hour of yoga can leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and re-energised.
Remember there are different styles of yoga and teachers, with studios often offering workshops or classes dedicated to the breath. Once you harness the potential of using the breath it can change your life; helping you to respond differently to stressful situations, appreciate the body and take care of the mind.
More information on what yoga is and workshops etc that are available at my studio can be found at: