Yoga has branched to all corners of the world, with more and more people realizing its advantages as well as its necessity in life. The balance it helps creates can streamline anyone’s life into positivity. However, yoga can be both intimidating and less-known because of some of the myths surrounding it. Let us help bust some of them for you –
1. Yoga means to perform unrealistic poses with the body
True, yoga is about asanas, among other things. But the end result is always a culmination of careful guru-instructed guidance, teaching, a number of hours of practice and most importantly, dedication from your end. Yoga is also more about the awareness of the body, mind and soul, and asanas are just an effective means of getting there.
2. Yoga requires me to be very fit already
The entire purpose of practicing yoga is to make one fit and healthy, physically, mentally and spiritually. You can be a complete beginner and still with practice and purpose driven dedication, get to a teaching level yourself within a few months. However, a certain amount of willpower, mental strength and finesse is required to commit oneself to yoga.
3. Yoga does not make anyone sweat, therefore I cannot be fit
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, both Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga are considered to be the topmost intense forms of yoga to have existed for thousands of years. Ashtanga Yoga literally means to ombine the sequence of intense body movements and breathing techniques to create an overall session that will leave you huffing and puffing at the end of it. Not to mention, satisfied.
These are just a few common myths that surrounds yoga; however, if you have any further questions or enquiries, feel free to reach out to us at the Contact Us section and we will be happy to debunk any doubts you might have!