Flexibility is not the goal of Yoga

This reflection is from our friend and teacher Samantha

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape." A common misconception about yoga is that its main goal is to make you flexible, or that you have to be flexible to do it. Yoga teaches people to connect to their bodies, to use breathing, meditation, and asana to check in. It teaches flexibility of the mind. It allows us to train our minds to control our bodies and check in with our thoughts. It prepares us for life, teaching us to respond and not to react to whatever we encounter on our journey.