Why can’t I get into certain poses?

Have you ever found yourself wondering why you just can’t seem to get certain yoga poses? I know I have and wasn’t until recently I realised why this could be happening. 


Recently I have been working on wheel pose, I mean really working to move further into the pose. Sweating, muscle soreness working hard and yet I can’t seem to get to the next stage of the pose. I am currently just able to lift to the crown of my head and finding it hard to lift all the way up into wheel.


At first I was really hard on myself, allowing doubt to creep in. Thinking things like why can’t I do this , I’m no good as a teacher if I can’t do this, I’m too big, not strong enough , to scared, the list goes on and on. Then I moved to I won’t let this beat me (ego) and kept pushing and trying ways to get into this pose. I mean I have seen it on social media and it looks so easy, but not for me, I’m a failure. 


While contemplating this in my mind I came across an article talking about the same issue and it allowed me to be OK with where I am at with my practice and even my teaching right now. 



There are things you can do right now, there are things that you will be able to do in time, and there are things that you will never be able to do but you need to be OK with this to move forward.


“This doesn’t make you

Unfit or unyogic,

It makes you human”


 It doesn’t mean I have given up it just means I am in no hurry putting myself into poses that I struggle with right now knowing that maybe , just maybe one day I may get into The full pose or I may never get into, but it is OK.


You can read more of this topic in the article I read from Yoga Journal:  https://www.yogajournal.com/teach/why-inflexibility-may-not-be-whats-stopping-you-from-doing-that-pose