Is there hope for Yoga achievement for a 6'2 310 lbs. man?
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:54 PM
I eventually lost about 80 lbs thru diet and excercise and I can do yoga much better now. So there is hope. There is always hope my friend.
Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:13 PM
Remember, it's not a competition, Royal! It's about your relationship with your own body, not trying to match the person next to you. Always honor your own body and what it's telling you. I had a yoga teacher who always reminded us, "If it hurts, you're doing it wrong." Never go past "the edge".
Try picking up some props like yoga blocks, strap, and zafu cushion to help you hold poses comfortably. (You're still in the Capital Region, right? Last I looked, Ocean State Job Lot had some great prices on yoga equipment.)
Have you checked out myyogaonline.com? I love it for getting in quickie yoga sessions when you don't have time to commit to a full class. Although as a beginner, I would highly recommend taking live classes, too, so you have an instructor to check your form and give you pointers.