There are a lot of myths and wrong information surrounding yoga. In this months blog post, we are going to address them! Get ready for 5 yoga myths debunked!
MYTH #1: Yoga Exacerbates Joint Pain and Inflammation
Many assume yoga is full of twists and bends that lead to exacerbation of joint pain and inflammation. This just isn’t the case! In fact, there are many types of yoga available. Gentle yoga is designed specifically to help those who have injuries and need rehabilitation. This type of yoga usually involves supportive props and sometimes chairs.
MYTH #2: Yoga is TOO gentle to help me
It’s true that yoga is gentle BUT underneath its gentleness, the practice of yoga builds strength, flexibility, and when moving from pose to pose your body also benefits from a light cardiovascular workout.
MYTH #3: You Must Be In Top Physical Form To Participate in Yoga
Yoga myths focus from extreme to extreme! Some think it’s too gentle (see myth #2) while others believe it’s only for the physically fit. In fact, yoga is one of those exercises that anyone can start no matter what your level of fitness is. You can start at any point in your fitness journey and be effective plus there are modifications available to support your needs. Our instructors are expertly trained to help you practice yoga at a level that is safe for you.
MYTH #4: You Have to be Flexible In Order to Practice Yoga
Some people avoid yoga because they think they need to be flexible in order to practice yoga. What they don’t realize is, flexibility is one of the benefits your body enjoys as a result of practicing yoga!
MYTH #5: Yoga Is A Women’s Sport!
That couldn’t be further from the truth! In fact lots of male athletes are embracing yoga practice. Yoga improves flexibility and increases strength making golf swings better, tennis serves stronger, protects against injury and helps to heal injuries.
Now that we have dispelled some of the misconceptions surrounding yoga, consider trying a class out for yourself. Visit: https://eastwesthealingsolutions.com/studio-schedule/