Yoga is a gift from the ancient Vedic people who used it to keep the balance of their soul and their body. It helps to not just keep you physically fit but also allows you to expand your spiritual horizons.

In this article, we’ll look at many myths about yoga and we’ll debunk them using facts.

Myth- You don’t have to be flexible to do Yoga

Some people think that owning a yoga mat makes them eligible to do all sorts of yoga!!

Fact- Yoga will help you gradually improve your flexibility and thus you can move to advanced versions of yoga.

Also, learning to twist in a certain shape is not the aim of yoga. Yoga is much more than physical exercise. Its main focus is to create a balance between the body and the soul.

Myth- There is only one correct way to approach yoga.

Some people lose their interest because of one bad class. Do not give up on this beautiful practice; it can be done in many ways.

Fact- There are different types of yoga

Different types of yoga are designed for different purposes. And you can customize it for your own personal needs as well. Yoga in itself is very flexible.

Some types of yoga are:
  • Anusara
  • ASHTANGA
  • BIKRAM
  • Hatha
  • Iyengar
  • Restorative

There are many other forms of yoga as well.

Myth- Some people are just good at yoga

Putting a tag of good or bad on someone’s practice of yoga undermines the act.

Fact- Yoga is subjective

It is all in the mind of the trainee. If you feel good in your mind, body and soul then you are doing good yoga.

Myth- Only specific types of people do yoga

Yoga is not for some specific age group, nor does it require some special skill set.

Fact- Yoga is for Everyone

Regardless of your gender, class, creed etc. Yoga gives a platform for everyone to explore themselves.

What do you think about yoga? Are you aware of any other yoga myths? Share your views with us.

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