Myths about Yoga You Need to Ignore

Even though yoga has been practiced in the west for well over a century, there are still a lot of myths and false information that is disseminated about the practice. Some of these misconceptions may be preventing people who could really benefit from yoga from attending a class and improving their body, and their lives. Yoga Central wants you to make educated decisions about your fitness regimen and we want to debunk some myths that have circulated about yoga. I Need to Be Really Flexible to do Yoga Every individual begins their yoga journey at different level of fitness and flexibility. This is absolutely acceptable and expected by any qualified yoga instructor. They will know how to work with students at various stages of ability and levels of experience with yoga. You may have a stiff body to begin with, but regular yoga classes help to relax rigid muscles. People focus far too much thought on being perfect at something right away and they forget that the goal is the development of our flexibility, not comparing yourself to the stereotype of a contortionist yogi. I Won’t get Injured Doing Yoga Many people are under the mistaken impression that yoga is so easy and you can’t get hurt while practicing this physical activity. While yoga is a safe exercise it can result in knee tears, hamstring pulls, wrist strains, and neck injuries if students are not listening their bodies. The truth is that you need to ensure you conduct your practice correctly to avoid injury. When you’re starting out you should always do yoga in a class with a certified...