It will hurt… Truth about yoga

Blissful Betty

Whenever I meet someone who has never done yoga before, I seem to get the question “… But does it hurt?” The lead into that is sometimes, “I know yoga is good for you” or ” I have heard yoga is like stretching”. Neither of which statement is without fault, but to ask if yoga hurts is tricky. Mostly because the answer is YES.

Yoga can and will most likely “hurt you” at some point, not like a lover leaving you or a car accident (although trust me when I say, the quickest way to LEARN to be IN you body is to do yoga, inevitably you’ll get cocky about rocking a “tough” pose and hurt yourself. Sad, but yoga didn’t actually hurt,YOU hurt you.) kind of hurt. There can be general soreness in muscles that haven’t been used in a long time (long time defined as months or years)…

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