Before starting your yoga journey let's bust some myths first!
1. Flexibility is a prerequisite
There might be a relationship between yoga and flexibility but you don’t need to be flexible to start doing yoga. Saying you need to be flexible to do yoga is like saying you need to be a topper before you start studying for a test or you should be Virat Kohli before you learn cricket. You don’t need to be flexible to start doing yoga but you will see visible changes in your flexibility once you commit to yoga.
2. Yoga is merely stretching
Saying yoga is only stretching is like saying swimming is just flapping your arms and legs in water. It may look so at first glance but in reality, is an immensely functional and therapeutic experience. Yoga requires focus on breathing. It's about centering and connecting with yourself.
3. Period days and yoga can’t happen together
It is believed that doing yoga during your period may cause problems in your body and may disrupt your flow. While in reality, yoga should be practiced religiously and should be practiced specially during those days of the months as it is very beneficial and helps with relieving pain other uncomfortable symptoms.
4. Yoga is a time-consuming task
Yoga is something that is considered a slow process and practice and can’t be rushed. To see visible results, consistency is key. Initially giving only 30 minutes is sufficient and slowly as you get more consistent, you can allocate more time to yoga.
5. Yoga is only for women
Today it is believed that yoga is for women as yoga is predominantly practiced by women. But if you turn to the pages of history yoga was started for men by men to attain spiritual discipline but the narrative is changing with time as more and more men have started practicing yoga.