3 Yoga Myths – Busted!

If these common yoga myths are keeping you from starting a regular yoga practice, it’s time to learn the truth!

Myths about yoga are everywhere, and while they may seem harmless, if they keep you from benefiting from the wonderful richness that yoga can add to your life, they are doing you a disservice. Don’t miss out on all of the benefits yoga can provide, just because you heard that you have to be able to put your leg behind your head to do yoga…

Check out the 3 most common yoga myths below, learn why they aren’t true, and stop letting them hold you back from starting your own yoga practice!

Myth #1: You have to be flexible to do yoga

Not being flexible is the reason why you should do yoga! And in case you don’t have enough flexibility to do some asanas, there are always yoga blocks and other yoga props to help you master any pose.

Myth #2: Yoga is for young people

Nothing can be further from the truth. It’s impossible to be too old to start yoga. In fact, we recently wrote about a 100-year old yogi who went to her first yoga class at the age of 67. At 97 she was still doing headstands…

Myth #3: Yoga is only for women

In America only about 20% of all people doing yoga are men. And with all the advertising for women’s yoga clothing, it doesn’t come as a surprise that people think of yoga as something that only women do. But yoga is equally beneficial for both men and women.

In India where yoga was born, men are involved in yoga as much as women are (if not more). And the most noted yoga practitioners are men.

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Check out the full article at Yoga.com

 

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