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I am not flexible. Do you think I can still do yoga? I'm a runner, but I hear yoga is a great way to work on endurance! Adam (@adamgiers - question received via twitter)

a yogi answers

Dear Adam,

Absolutely! You are a perfect candidate for yoga. Many people think that they need to be flexible to begin yoga, but that's a little bit like thinking that you need to be able to play tennis in order to take tennis lessons. Come as you are and you will find that a yoga practice will help you become more flexible. It will also greatly increase your lung capacity.

Running can create many imbalances due to repetitive motion, and yoga is ideal for helping to find a balance.

- Grace, lululemon Queen St. ambassador
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I live in the country about 40+ miles from the nearest yoga class. What is the best technique for practicing at home/alone (videos/magazines/books)?

Comment by Jamie — June 14, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

Jamie, that is a great question. Tomorrow’s “Ask a Yogi” question & answer is about developing your home practice – hopefully it will give you some tips to get started! :)

Comment by Facebook User — June 15, 2010 @ 10:13 am

Flexibility could be attained through beginner yoga classes, there are many levels as you’ll soon experience. The best thing to do is start from square one…always

Comment by Raf Kev — January 10, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

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