Am I too stiff for Yoga?

Am I too stiff for Yoga?


One of the biggest misconceptions about Yoga is that you need to be flexible to do it. This is like thinking that you need to be fit to start Jiu Jitsu or strong to start lifting weights. Here are some common questions about what to do if you are as stiff as a rock!

Where do I start?

With the smallest and simplest possible movement you can do. When you imagine the hypermobile, stereotypical Yoga practitioner…and then you…there might be a stark difference, but! have to learn to walk before you can run and in some cases crawl before you can walk. Here’s where we can help! Let’s teach you how to crawl, on a yoga mat.

But I’m as stiff as a rock…

If you’re really stiff, the prospect of improving your mobility may seem like a big mountain to climb but remember, all you are trying to do is to make yourself slightly more mobile than you were yesterday.

What can I actually do?

I could spend ages listing out the benefits of better mobility but you probably know most of them or are heavily aware of the lack thereof but who cares, let’s just work on a practical and tenable solution to your stiffness right now.

It’s one very small step at a time. One of the beautiful things about Jiu Jitsu is the perspective it gives you on learning. If you compare your skills to those of yourself a few short months ago I’m sure you could kick previous you’s ass! When you started out though, think about how daunting of a prospect it could be to make any progress while trying to get a handle on your chaotic flailing limbs right before getting tapped. We’ve all been there…

Why should I sign up for a subscription?

Understandably, I’m sure you’re weary of the claims that we can make stiff old you more mobile. The idea of committing to a subscription based website where most of the content isn’t yet suitable for you might not be very compelling.

Not to worry though as we have released our ‘Yoga for Rocks’ program as a digital download. It is a once off payment with no monthly fee and will give you a great insight into how you can get started on your Yoga journey.