Some people believe that yoga is both physically and mentally demanding, but many yoga instructors dispel that, stating that each person goes at his or her own pace. “If you can breathe, you can do/practice yoga” is a popular saying. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1973 and is of unknown authorship.
30 December 1973, Anderson (IN) Sunday Herald, “Yoga Blends Self-Awareness WIth Physical Health” by Toni L. Apgar, pg. 11, col. 5:
Suzi Adams says, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”
29 October 1975, Anderson (IN) Herald “Places & Faces” by Holly Miller, pg. 6, col. 1:
“If you can breathe, you can do Yoga.”
(Betty Sims, of the Self Awareness Yoga Center.—ed.)
Google News Archive
24 January 1991, Idahonian (Moscow, ID), “Yoga: uniting body and mind,” pg. 1B, col. 1:
The requirements for yoga are few. If you can breathe, you can do it.
Google News Archive
4 September 2003, Gainesville (FL) Sun, “Yoga: Harn offers free week of classes,” pg. 2D, col. 3:
On their advertisements, they claim if you can breathe, you can do yoga.
Yoga of Heart:
The Healing Power of Intimate Connection
By Mark Whitw
New York, NY: Lantern Books
If you can breathe, you can do yoga!
Beth Shaw’s YogaFit-2nd Edition
By Beth Shaw
Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics
As Beth Shaw says, “If you can breathe, you can do yoga.”
Simple Routines to Conquer More Than 50 Common Ailments and Live Pain-Free
By Tara Stiles
New York, NY: Three Rivers Press
If you can breathe, you can do yoga.
Modo Yoga Las Vegas
Yoga is for EVERYONE. If you can breathe, you can yoga. The people who think they don’t need yoga are the ones… http://fb.me/3WFZNn9XZ
3:49 PM - 14 Aug 2015
You don’t need to be flexible to practice yoga. If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. http://www.simplemindfulness.com/2015/08/13/restoring-the-mind-and-body-with-yoga-the-yapana-way/ … via @paigeburkes
8:18 PM - 16 Aug 2015
New York City • Exercise/Running/Health Clubs • Friday, August 21, 2015 • Permalink