Myths about Yoga

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Myths about Yoga

Yoga is one of the most divine experiences that anyone could have. The way it contributes to our health and fitness is something that cannot be explained in words. It is a known fact that yoga has gained a global reach. As the popularity of yoga increased so did other things. There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about yoga. Here are some of the biggest myths about yoga.

You have to be flexible to do yoga

Flexibility is one of the biggest myths that is surrounding yoga. The first thing that people should know is that yoga makes people flexible. It is not necessary that people should be flexible to do yoga. If you are not flexible yoga improves your flexibility.


Yoga is expensive

Yoga is not expensive. The yoga studios offer the same price as the gyms. Most of the yoga studios have student offers and so on. Now there are YouTube channels through you can learn yoga free of cost.

It is more like a religion

We accept that there is a bit of spirituality involved in yoga. But that does not mean that it is more like a religion. It is not a religion, and it does not insist on being religious. All it emphasizes is to be pure and healthy.

Yoga is a workout procedure

Practicing yoga has a lot of positive effects on one’s fitness. But that not make it a workout procedure. Yoga not just contributes to the physical fitness of a person; it also contributes to the mental fitness of a person. So yoga is definitely more than just a fitness procedure.

Yoga has age restrictions

When it comes to yoga, there are no age restrictions. There are certain asanas that the aged might find it difficult to do. But they can practice simple asanas that will help them improve their fitness, health, and flexibility.

It is very time-consuming

When it comes to this myth, I personally feel that people who are lazy to practice yoga every day made it up. Yoga is not a time-consuming process. Even if you do yoga for 20 minutes on a daily basis, it has a lot of positive effects on mind and body.


It is only for the fit and thin

Many have this misconception that if the yoga poses are not perfect as instructed in the scripts, then it is of no use. So to have these perfect poses, it is necessary to be fit and thin. But the fact is even if the poses are not proper they have a lot of good effects on our body. So being thin and fit is not necessary to do yoga. The benefits from yoga is not from the perfect posture but from you showing up at your yoga mat doing best you can.

Yoga is not for injury prone

Understand the fact that yoga is a step by step process. To do complex poses, it requires a lot of practice. If you are expecting everything to happen in day one, then obviously there are good possibilities that you might lose balance fall and get injured.

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