12 Reasons To Get Back To Your Yoga Class.

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Sometimes we abandon our yoga mats and a little encouragement is needed to find our way back to a yoga class; a gentle push out of our comfort zone and into the wild, winter day.

I once heard that the hardest part of getting to yoga was getting to your car (or bike, for those of you that are working on your ecological footprint.)

Well, here’s some motivation for getting back to your class:

1. Your yoga mat is cold inside your car…it needs to be unrolled once in a while. (You might have even paid big bucks for it.) Your mat needs air time; it misses you and wonders if it has done something wrong.

2. Your yoga teacher has a complex. She depends on you to build her self-confidence. She is considering taking up a new career, like Roller Derby, and that could be dangerous. But ,if you come back to her class, she will stick to teaching yoga. Keep your yoga teacher confident and safe.

3. The people around you have noticed a change in your mood since you stopped attending yoga class. Dare I say they are all a little afraid?

4. You have road rage.

5. You are eating Cheetos and you don’t even like Cheetos; you are drinking large amounts of beer and you like beer. Lately, your go-to place is your couch.

6. Your body is pleading with you every day, “Remember when we used to go to yoga class? Remember how much better we felt? Now, something different hurts every day. Please go back…”

7. It’s your birthright to be in your body every day; to move, to breathe and even sweat.

8. A yogi strives to be in the mind of a beginner. Since you haven’t practiced in a while, this will come easy.

9. When you come back to the yoga mat, your body will remember more than you think.

10. The glorious wonderful feeling you get after just five minutes of savasana. Every class has savasana.

11. Because you have an inner superhero, wise sage or glittering unicorn longing to get out.

12. Because you deserve it.


“Yoga is almost like music in a way; there is no end to it.” ~ Sting



Ed: Bryonie Wise

Photo: Jared Sternberg, Gondwana Sustainable Travel Ecotours


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About Anne Falkowski

Anne Falkowski has been teaching and practicing yoga for over 15 years. Currently she is obsessed with Forrest Yoga and can't possibly relax her neck enough. She writes for her blog and owns a yoga studio in Connecticut. Contact her by email


12 Responses to “12 Reasons To Get Back To Your Yoga Class.”

  1. lisa says:

    another sweet post Anne!!

  2. So true! And I love my home practice, still love being in class.

  3. Beth says:

    Thank you Anne – the kick in the butt that I needed.

  4. Linda says:

    The Cheetos, beer and couch one totally resonates with me. That is reason enough!!!!!

  5. Elena G says:

    Funny and very true. Really like this one.

  6. Valerie says:

    Number eight made me laugh out loud! But, seriously, who doesn't like Cheetos?

  7. mat time says:

    sweet and funny! but so many typos … and the report a typo link doesn't work for me.

  8. Suzanne says:

    I'm running out of excuses… but the beer and road rage ring true! Thanks for the laugh – and the reminder that it is time!

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