Dispelling MYTH 8 of 8: Yoga is Expensive
And finally, this has to be your last excuse …
Flying back from the USA to Switzerland last weekend I read an article that claimed there were as many 280 different styles of yoga! Who knew? This seems a far cry from the teachings that can be traced back roughly 5,000 years.
Yoga has become a massive, thriving multi-billion dollar industry. US practitioners spend more than $16 billion on yoga clothing, equipment, classes, accessories a year. (According to the 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance.) So yes, if you get caught up in the latest trends/studios/styles/fashion then yoga is likely to ‘cost you an arm and leg.’
BUT, it doesn’t have to. We’re all familiar with the numerous health benefits of the practice but REAL yoga ultimately has one single aim, and that is, to still the thoughts of the mind in order to experience one’s true self. So all you need to start with is your body and an open mind.
I personally love a good yoga mat, but the first commercial one wasn’t even manufactured in the 1990’s. Before then, people practised on whatever ground, towel or rug was available.
You don’t need a whole new wardrobe to start your practice.
A pair of leggings, shorts and a T-Shirt are just fine (clothes that will stay in place as you move and are comfortable). You can always treat yourself to a little something (a quality item or prop) as your practice progresses.
If you want to start yoga, then investing a small amount in a beginner course is hugely beneficial and one that specifically develops a self-practice is a massive bonus. A self-practice is completely free, one you can do at home or take with you wherever you go.
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