Whether we admit it or not, we all want to feel included.
We crave that sense of belonging, and that’s totally normal since we are social creatures.
To trigger this sense of being part of something bigger, all we need, is to find ourselves in a welcoming spacewhere everyone feels valued and connected. The psychology behind it is simple yet profound – when we experience inclusion, our mental and emotional well-being flourish.
So why looking for inclusion in yoga?
Yoga is for everyone, whatever your beliefs, whatever your age, wherever your path is leading you!– Yoga Loves UK
Yoga classes provide an excellent avenue to address inclusion.
Just picture this: a diverse group of people coming together, supporting one another, and embracing their individuality. It’s a beautiful sight.
And what if you are an introvert? How do you satisfy that sense of inclusion?
Simple, you go to yoga class!
Yoga provides a unique space where introverts can feel comfortable and accepted. Unlike other social settings that might feel overwhelming, yoga classes have a peaceful and non-judgmental atmosphere. It’s a place where you can retreat into your own inner world while still being part of a supportive group.
While practicing yoga at a studio, there’s no pressure to engage in small talk or navigate large social interactions. Instead, you’re encouraged to turn inward, focus on your breath, and connect with your body. It’s a personal journey within a collective setting, where introverts can find solace in the shared experience without sacrificing their need for quiet reflection.
Slowly but surely, through yoga, we break down barriers, celebrate differences, and create a supportive network. It’s about fostering connections, understanding, and personal growth.
Yoga teaches us to be present, listen, and honour our bodies & emotional needs. It’s quite magical when all sort of people, backgrounds and different levels of skills and abilities can find a sense of belonging in one welcoming place.
You can decide how much you interact with your teacher and with those around you. Yet, you can feel it in your soul that you are all connected through the practice, even if it means totally different things for each person.
You are there, flowing together.
People bond over shared goals, experiences, and the collective pursuit of inner peace. It’s an opportunity to forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals who understand and appreciate the value of introspection.
Allow yourself to be enveloped in a space that nurtures both your inner world and your desire for connection. You’ll discover that yoga can be a sanctuary where anyone, introverts included, can thrive, find their tribe, and create lasting bonds while staying true to their authentic selves.
Just remember, inclusion in yoga isn’t about changing who you are; it’s about embracing your unique qualities and finding belonging in a community that celebrates diversity.
And if you want to be part of a supporting community, join our free Facebook group! We would love to have you there!
Love & light,