Strong vs. Flexible!

Strong vs. Flexible!

It’s so easy to want to get more and more flexible, either because we think we should, or because we’re fixated on achieving a certain pose. But being flexible does not equal healthy! In fact, we often hold our particular tensions in order to protect our joints. We need strength to provide stability for our joints, which is of primary importance over flexibility. Of course, most of us do need to increase our flexibility but in balance with strength and stability.

And for those who are naturally bendy, enjoy it and maintain it, whilst protecting your joints. Finding balance also means accepting the body you have and appreciating what it can and can’t do! Practise with consistency and dedication in a balanced way and we see improvements physically and mentally, but let’s try to practise yoga without fixation or attachment to a certain outcome – especially if it’s more what we think we need, as opposed to what we actually need to be healthy.