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Yoga Myths Busted



Myth 1: Physical flexibility is the keyword for practicing yoga

Practicing yoga asanas on a regular basis in fact, helps in attaining better flexibility. When compared to other forms of fitness routines, this science helps even those who have never exercised throughout their lives.

Myth 2: Yoga begets you a six-pack abs

While this art does offer you physical benefits yoga offers you a chance to undergo complete transformation – physically, physiologically and psychologically. Thus, it transforms your lifestyle as well as your view towards life. The six-pack is the bonus.

Myth 3: Hot yoga is the best way to go from flab to fab

Yes, there are countless people running after this Yoga form who are in the wagon to lose weight. Pick any Yoga form, if and when practiced on a regular basis with utmost dedication offers you the desired results.

Myth 4: Tantra yoga is sex uninhibited

Tantra Yoga is a divinely beautiful experience that celebrates the union of male and female – but it is Shiva and Shakti. Read a book, take a class, educate yourself about every “kind” of yoga.

Myth 5: Pregnant women should refrain from practicing yoga

This myth is completely incongruous. Yoga aids in keeping your body and mind completely relaxed when you are pregnant. Various asanas have exclusively been designed keeping in mind the condition of a pregnant woman.

Myth 6: Practice yoga outdoors for better results

Yoga when performed in serenity, offers ideal results. However, it can be practiced anywhere. How do these silly myths get started anyway?

Myth 7: Yoga cannot be personalized

Oh so wrong… Each body is different, so are the needs of every individual. All the asanas can be modified.

Myth 9: Yoga is Hinduism

This is perhaps, one of the most common misconceptions about yoga. This is a form which transforms you as a whole individual and has no strings attached to any religion. You just need to be a human being to practice yoga.

Namaste ~ Stephanie

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ daydreamasana = you have the skills, talent & heart. yoga happens in the everyday moments.



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