A common misconception about yoga is that you have to be flexible.
Flexibility is a benefit of doing yoga, not a prerequisite. In fact, being very flexible can actually increase risk of injury, especially without the strength + body awareness to support the wide range of motion.
Yoga not only helps physical flexibility, it also helps open + expand mental boundaries. What presents as stiffness in the body is often related to unresolved tension + dis-ease in the mind. Yoga is much more than a physical practice or just exercise.
There are many ways to practice yoga and everyone can benefit no matter their current level of ‘flexibility.’