Poonam Singh

Yoga is an age-old, traditional practice that addresses all the facets of our well-being which includes mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. 

However, there are many myths surrounding yoga that prevents many from including this into their day-to-day fitness routines. You might have heard some rumours or myths surrounding yoga.

Anshuka Parwani, yoga trainer to several Bollywood celebrities such as Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor Khan, recently shared an Instagram video about yoga myths that prevent many from practicing it.

Anuskha shared a video busting the yoga myths with the caption “There are many myths when it comes to Yoga. But most of them are just assumptions that people make without any proof. So, next time someone tells you a Yoga fact, ask an expert, and don’t believe everything you hear.” 

Here are the five myths:

Myth 1: You have to be flexible in order to practice yoga 

This is false because with regular practice one can improve their flexibility. Yoga works on your muscles and stretches them, thereby boosting flexibility. The key is to be consistent.

Myth 2: Only younger people can practice yoga

Yoga has got nothing to do with age and every age group can practice it.

Myth 3: Yoga is just for women

Everybody can do yoga, be it men, women or children. It is a fitness routine that is not gender-specific.

Myth 4: Yoga is about your physical ability

No, yoga will make you physically able to do different and even complex asanas over the course of time. Yoga also helps the mind relax and enhances body awareness.

Myth 5: If you have a health condition, you cannot do yoga

Contrary to popular beliefs, yoga can give you relief from certain health conditions. So, you can consult your doctor on what kind of asanas you can do.