It’s easy to say “there’s no reason to feel self-conscious” but it’s a lot harder to internalize it. Let’s face it, all of us have things we’d like to change about our bodies: our flexibility, our real or imagined flaws, our strength, our balance. Those who have embraced yoga realize that one gift of the practice is the ability to work to change many of the features that cause us frustration. Yogacorefit wants to give that gift to as many lives as possible, which is why we offer a full complement of yoga classes, along with barre program classes and pilates. But before you can start to create the changes you wish to see in your body, you have to be comfortable enough to take the first steps, which often involves setting aside feelings of insecurity or embarrassment.
There Is No Reason to be Self-Conscious in Yoga Class
Look, we get it. Even our most experienced instructors were beginners at one time. Plenty of our most dedicated students joined up with us with the single goal of making changes to their body, before realizing that the benefits of practicing yoga extend far beyond simple exercise and improved flexibility. The truth is, no one is looking at you in judgment – most of us are far too wound up in judging ourselves! If you are nervous because you feel you struggle to achieve proper positions, it’s more likely that the classmates to your right and left do not even notice – and if they do, it’s because they’re impressed that you are taking dedicated control of your own body in an attempt to give yourself the gift of wellness. The longer you stay in class, the more familiar you’ll become with your body, the more connected you will be to your center, and the more easily you will be able to work on desired changes throughout your body’s temple.
It’s very likely you’ll come to realize this yourself simply from attending a few classes at our Vacaville, CA studio – but it’s been backed up by plenty of scientific research! A recent study surveying yoga participants at varying levels of experience indicated that “yoga was perceived as having a positive impact on body image via perceived physical changes, gratitude for one’s body, a sense of accomplishment within one’s yoga practice, self-confidence, and witnessing different types of bodies practicing yoga.”
Fight Negative Body Image On The Path To Wellness
Yoga classes will help you feel more confident in your abilities and about your body. Continued participation in classes will allow you to recognize the relationship between inner harmony and external circumstances. In learning the tenets of yoga (peace, self-compassion, and self-acceptance) you will learn to observe – yourself and others – without judging, and celebrate the beauty of possibility instead of focusing on limitations. It may be helpful to start out by studying our video yoga library and familiarizing yourself with the basic motions so that you can enter class with greater confidence.
Check out our schedule and get excited about getting to know and improve your body at your own pace!