At a lanky 6’1, weighing in at 165lbs, I am one of the stiffest guys I know; always have been. I know guys a lot bigger than me that are far more flexible; Big John comes springs to mind. He is near 6’6 and has about 4x the amount of muscle I do, yet can kick himself in the face. I guess some people are naturally pliable…I am not one of those people.
I have toyed with the idea of doing Yoga for years, but always come up with some excuse to put it off. My most recent reason resolves around the fact that Yoga classes in Japan are, #1) expensive and #2) taught in Japanese, which, heaven forbid, might force me to think a little. Luckily, I put all of that to rest when I started doing some “research” (wasting time) on the internet and stumbled across a number of websites devoted to self-practice, so I’m going to give it a go and see if it doesn’t help alleviate some of the little aches and pains I’ve accumulated from sports. Wish me luck!