Yoga For Beginners - Five Myths About Yoga Dispelled



Have you ever thought about doing yoga but felt too fat, stiff, or too old to start a lesson? You may be pregnant and want to take a yoga class, but you fear the class will be too difficult for you.

There are many myths and previous beliefs about yoga. As a yoga teacher, I get a lot of requests from new students to express their concerns and concerns about yoga.



This article is designed to help clear up some of the most common misconceptions I have. Find out how many of the five myths below you may know.

Five popular myths about yoga

Myth 1: Yoga is only for people with extreme flexibility.

No matter how inflexible, stiff, or nervous you are, yoga can help you become more flexible and open. Yoga for everyone. Yoga encourages you to accept your body and come to each yoga class as if it were your first class. Some days you may feel tight in your hips, other days you may be more open and relaxed. It doesn't matter how flexible you are. The most important thing is to show up and practice regularly.

Myth 2: yoga is another kind of practice

The sum is more than 5,000 years old. Its roots go back to the ancient history of the Indus Valley civilization. Yoga is more than just another exercise class. Traditionally, yoga has been practiced as a form of spiritual devotion and meditation to allow the individual to experience oneness and oneness with the deity.

In essence, yoga offers the philosophy of living in harmony with everyone. It emphasizes the need to live a healthy and normal life and see the good and the beautiful in everything. Today many people, especially in the Western world, view yoga as a form of relaxation and exercise.

Myth 3: yoga is not very difficult and suitable for people over 50

Regardless of your age, you can practice yoga. An experienced yoga teacher can adjust the postures and exercises to suit your individual needs. There are different types and schools of yoga, from very gentle lessons to more dynamic lessons.

Today, many health problems, such as indigestion, arthritis, and high blood pressure, are due to a sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and shallow breathing. For example, yoga with an emphasis on health. Helpful natural foods, proper breathing, comfort, and positive thinking are ideal factors for all seniors. As they say, "you are older for the age you feel". My oldest student is 92 years old and practices yoga in a wheelchair.

Myth 4: You have to be a vegetarian to do yoga.
Many people who practice yoga eat meat and fish.

The foods you eat have a huge impact on your energy levels. As a source of energy, food can pamper or energize you. Yoga philosophy views life as energy. The food you eat provides energy, repairs, strengthens, and protects your body from disease.

From a yogic point of view, energy can be seen in three forms known as the three souls: sattva, raga, and tamas.

Satvik foods are pure, natural and whole foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole foods. These foods nourish the body and enhance the effects of calm and harmony in the body.

Alcoholic foods are foods that are too hot, bitter, acidic, or salty. It has a stimulating effect on the body and creates a feeling of excitement and excitement. These foods include coffee, herbs, strong spices, and chocolate. Eating too many inert foods disrupts your inner balance and your sense of calm.

Tama's food has no energy. They believe they are lifeless and are killing your energy. Foods like meat, alcohol, and highly processed foods are considered tamasic.

From this point of view, when you practice yoga, you will gain a greater sense of inner peace and balance. You adapt to your surroundings and are ready to eat more satiny foods that naturally help you maintain inner balance and calm.

Myth 5: yoga is a religion.

Polymorphic yoga. Yoga students come from all walks of life, social backgrounds, and religions. It is a holistic way of life and also the most diverse spiritual practice in the world. Many cultures (including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Christianity) can practice yoga with a focus on developing inner peace and harmony to strengthen their faith.

If you can learn about these myths, I hope this article encourages you to address your concerns.