Not everything you see or hear about yoga is actually the real yoga. For years now a lot of myths have been going around undermining the importance or role yoga can play in our lives. So before you give up and shut the door on yoga as an exercise form for a good healthy lifestyle make sure it’s not one these 5 myths that’s the reason driving you.
Yoga poses = Mission impossible
Most people either never enter a yoga class or never go back in is because they find the poses extremely hard but yoga isn’t limited to just that. It is also about helping you connect with your inner self.
Poses and exercises are only a small part of yoga and while you may suck at them for the first couple of weeks so will you at the gym too. Smart thing would be to make most of the time and money you’ve put in and hang on in there a tad longer.
Yoga is a morning thing
One of the most common things you’ll hear the skeptics say is that it is a morning thing. Yes there are certain moves that are morning or evening oriented but considering it a completely morning or evening thing is wrong.
When done right and seriously it can become a part and parcel of your life. Physical attributes of yoga aside you’d also get a sound sleep, manage stress better at work, home etc. (often the reason most women turn to it).
For 8 packs I’ll start yoga
Is yoga your plan for rock hard abs? You’ve got it wrong dude. Yoga isn’t the hard hitting gym exercise you’d need, there are other angles to it you’re missing out on. Muscle growth requires high tension workout whereas yoga is something that’s done in a calm and relaxing manner.
Don’t get me wrong, you’d still be equally strong and even more flexible and though not bulked up, you’d enjoy the stress free and serene lifestyle. For packs, try this.
I can learn it using a book
Who’s your yoga guide? Have you signed up for any special studio or a personalized trainer or is it a book or online blog that you’ve turned to? Although there are a lot of well written books you’d come across, yoga isn’t something you learn in a month or week.
It’s a risk not worth taking. Yes it seems pretty easy but it’s the small subtle differences that a book wouldn’t mention. Use it as an inspiration but not as your teacher.
Yoga needs music
High beat music and exercise go hand in hand only in the gym, when doing yoga keep the mirrors and music away. You need to connect your body with your mind and focus better on each move only then it’s worth the effort. Foolishness will cost you dearly, avoid it.