Most people start taking yoga because they want to be more flexible, but come away with other benefits, too, she said. Whether practitioners are young or middle-aged, and whether they want a spiritual experience or only a physical one, yoga welcomes all, with many different forms and levels of difficulty.
“In a nutshell, I think my practice of yoga makes me deeply grateful for the body I have,” said Macy, who has been practicing for 20 years. Some forms of yoga that are popular today don’t appeal to her at all, she said, but there’s room for many styles.
“It’s a big tent,” she said.
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