I Would Never Consider Doing Yoga a Few Years Back
I find it quite funny to look back at my less-open self and have a chuckle. A number of years ago I would never even have considered doing yoga. I did martial arts and weight lifting and yoga was just something goofy middle-aged women did.
Well, here I am, 36 year old male, and I LOVE YOGA. I plan to do it for the rest of my life. I find it incredibly rewarding. It gives an amazing workout (I do Vinyasa and Power yoga mostly) while still leaving you relaxed and refreshed rather than exhausted like most of my former favorite forms of exercise.
It is a solid system based on the observation of true masters over 3000+ years. I recommend it to people all the time. I am an acupuncturist and I consantly recommend it to patients.
It is a simple, unfortunate and unavoidable fact that as we age we get stiffer and less limber. Each year, to stay flexible we actually need to stretch more and more, just to keep up with good old aging. Yoga can definately slow that stiffening process. I highly recommend it and I thoroughly enjoy it. 3 cheers for Yoga.