Saturday, June 8, 2013

Anyone Can Do It- Yoga Myths Debunked

Yoga Myths DEBUNKED Anyone Can Do It The great thing about yoga is that virtually anyone can practice it! Don’t be intimidated by the exotic bends and pretzel-like twists you sometimes see adept practitioners putting their bodies into. The truth is: There is a yoga practice that is right for your body and stage in life, and regular practice will bring you all the benefits yoga has to offer! The Myth – I have always been as stiff as cement, so I can’t do yoga. The Truth – Unless you are ballet dancer or gymnast, it’s very normal if you feel tight, so don’t worry if touching your toes seems impossible. The good news is that with regular practice, yoga is extremely effective at improving flexibility. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Myth – I already work out at the gym, I don’t need to do yoga too. The Truth – Although many forms of exercise provide a wonderful physical workout, only yoga can also claim to be a therapeutic system that helps heal injuries, improve chronic illness, and balance mental stress. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Myth – Yoga is just for girls. The Truth – While it’s true that certain things (like pink lip gloss) are just for girls, yoga is not one of them. Historically, some of the greatest yoga teachers for over 2000 years have been men.