Do I Need to Be Flexible to Do Yoga?
by Abbie Galvin

August 6th 2012

Actually students who are a bit stiff have an advantage over students with  loose limbs. Tight people tend to be more linear in their bodies and in their thinking. They understand neurologically how to embody a shape; so that teaching them how to orient themselves to hold the center is easy. People who have a lot of range (flexibility) in their joints tend to struggle with boundaries. Their tendency is to stretch themselves like taffy in order to feel something in their bodies that satisfies them. Tight people simply have to "open up" and they feel wonderful.