Why not look at your own social determinants of physical activity- conditions in which you were born, grow, live, work and age. How about your culture, gender, social support and previous experience. Examine how far you have to go to exercise; is it affordable, is it inclusive? Does it require fancy matching clothing or special equipment?
If you were born without a natural sense of balance or graceful movements- I relate to you. If your knees had perpetual scabs on them for the first 13 years of your life- we are band aid kin.
Fifteen years ago friends suggested I try yoga. I sputtered, "yea right, I've never touched my toes let alone balanced on one leg."
My Barrier- a negative personal attitude about my ability to do something physical successfully. Never stopped me before- judge and refuse.
My Incentive- I was fiftyfiveish, anxious, not sleeping well and tired of arguing with friends about trying yoga.
I read about yoga, found a six week class and went. Here is what I knew about me. If I pay to go to six classes, I will go to all six classes. Being a cheap skate sometimes is a good thing.
At my first class, when the yoga teacher called for a forward fold with fingertips to the mat I protested, "I have never been able to do that" He gentle prompted, "bend you knees"
So I modified, adapted and became aware of a new freedom, I could move with balance and grace. That teacher showed me HOW to do it.
Look at your social determinants. Your barriers. Your long held biases.
Yoga is simply three things: breathing with movement, then rest.
If you have a skeleton and at least one lung- you are perfect for yoga!
Find a teacher- in person or online. Learn how to breathe. How to move. How to Rest.