|| 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.
|| The Myth - I tried a yoga class once, but it’s too slow and boring.|
The Truth – Some styles of yoga, such as Gentle are indeed slow paced, but Flow or Vinyasa classes offer a faster, dynamic pace and endless exciting challenges.
|| The Myth – I'm afraid that taking yoga will force me to adopt a religion.|
The Truth – Yoga is not a religion, it’s a technique of physical movements leading to improved health. If yoga has a belief system, it’s simply to become more connected to your body.
|| The Myth – I can’t do yoga – I like to go out with my friends for a couple of glasses of wine.|
The Truth – Relax, you can still enjoy a glass or 2 (or even 3) of wine and be a yogi. Over time you may find yourself naturally leaning towards a healthier lifestyle, but there is no requirement to change.