…I’m not flexible enough.
…I’m not strong enough.
…I don’t have very good balance.
…I don’t look good in Spandex.
…yoga is for sissies.
…I’ll feel like a clumsy oaf in a room full of people who know what they’re doing.
Many of these concerns are real and can feel legitimate to the person experiencing them; however, I believe that they all ultimately come from the basic fear of being judged. By others, by the teacher, and most damagingly, by themselves. Let’s look more closely, shall we?