As a Yoga Teacher, one of the most common reasons I hear why people can’t do yoga is because they’re too unfit (also too fat, inflexible and male).
A fear of being seen, judged or not accepted stops you from making it to class.
Whilst yoga can help improve fitness, flexibility and… well no it won’t make you a female! There are more reasons to come: to relax, de-stress, help reduce pain and build self-compassion and love, which you cannot experience if you don’t give it a go.
There’s nothing you need to do to prepare for a yoga class, except get your doctor’s permission and be willing. No designer outfits to buy, treadmills to hit or weight to lose. It’s OK that you can’t touch your toes.
Come as you are! That’s great. Allow yourself the chance and space to really see this.