I have been practicing yoga for the past 5 months, and it is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. Seriously. The practice of yoga, which means “union,” first began thousands of years ago in Africa. It is a total workout for your mind, body and soul. I find it very calming for my mind and emotions. I have also lost a lot of weight since starting. This surprised me, because yoga doesn’t seem as vigorous as say running. It’s a more subtle workout, yet very effective.
However, one of the things that disturbs me about the current yoga community is the lack of diversity. Most yogis in the United States are white individuals with high disposable income. I hate how everyone acts like white people invented yoga in the last 30 years. Wrong!
I am here to say that yoga is for EVERYONE. The benefits are wonderful, and it’s a shame more people aren’t participating, especially Black people. We need this more than anyone.