These are the Myths and misconceptions about Yoga don`t miss the last one.
Can men do Yoga ?
If you look back at the history, Yoga was developed by sages and practiced for millennia by sages. It is not restricted to any race, colour, creed or sex. The classical yoga which is called Patanjali yoga was codified by in-fact a male person.
Do i have to be flexible to practice Yoga like the one i see in social media these days?
Being flexible isn't a prerequisite for doing yoga. Any kind of body size can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Over time, yoga can help you become more flexible. The only requirement is to have a body. You only had mentioned that you are inspired by crazy pics not Yoga and I call them circus. So you should decide what to practice yoga or circus?
I feel Yoga is boring and time-consuming! Can i practice Yoga with music and mirror ?
Every day you have food don’t you feel bored ? No not at all I change by cuisine every time I eat. Yes if thats your answer then that’s absolutely right in yoga also you can do that, Yoga is as interesting as teacher and as boring as a teacher too. There should never be a mirror or music when you practice yoga. If you want to get the involvement of that which is the source of creation within you, your body, your mind, your energy must be absolutely involved. Yoga is a work in not workout and Remember every body is different and every body is a yoga body.
Why is everyone Om-ing? Is it a Religious Practice ?
I want remember Sadhguru (Indian mystic) here, he said in one of his talks Yoga is Hindu just the way gravity is Christian. Just because the law of gravity was propounded by Isaac Newton, who lived in a Christian culture, does it make gravity Christian? On the contrary, yoga does not adhere to any particular religion, belief system or community. Anyone who practices yoga with involvement can reap its benefits, irrespective of one’s faith, ethnicity or culture.and Om is a primordial sound or the sound of the universe as we all are part of universe so we honour that with chants and mantras.
I have heard there are more injuries in Yoga ?
Stupidity has always been a dangerous thing on the planet. You do something stupid, it will cause damage to you. Stupidity is one thing which has always been a dangerous thing on this planet, right from ancient times. So practice with mindfulness and avoid injuries and get healthy body, mind and soul.
Can I start my practice at this age ?
If you are older than age 4 you can begin practicing yoga.
Why should I start practicing yoga by the way?
Yoga is a one unique package where you get physical, emotional, mental, and also higher spiritual benefits. I would buy a package rather than just one if you ask me….don’t you ? Yoga is the integration of the mind, body and spirit into one harmonious whole. It strives for attaining inner peace and union with the environment by means of quietening the constant chatter of the mind, creating a healthy body and being at peace with what one is and the world around one. Achieving this harmony is the core of yoga.
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