Common myths about yoga:
1. I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.
Flexibility develops with time and patience. You don’t have to be young or flexible, all you have to be is alive; yoga will make you flexible.
2. I won't work hard enough in yoga to lose weight.
Cutting calories alone does not make you lose weight. Yoga is a complete system that will raise your metabolism, your breathing rate, your heart rate, and will make you sweat. This will result in the burning of calories and weight loss, not to mention increased strength and greater flexibitlity, all in one.
3. Yoga is for yuppies and hippies
Yoga is for everyone wanting to transform their life. You don’t have to be a yuppi, hippie or vegetarian, burn incense and chant OM to experience the benefits of yoga.
4. It takes fancy poses to be good at yoga.
All you need to practice yoga is awareness of your own body and the willingness to learn. With practice your body becomes conditioned, strong and flexible and free to try other poses within the system. Just practicing the basic poses (no pretzels here), you will experience the immense benefits regardless of your age.
5. Yoga is a religion.
Yoga at it’s roots is a science, not a religion. Years ago other religions such as Hinduism, Janaism, Buddhism and others added yoga to their practices with the sight of using its benefits toward their spiritual goals.
Yoga as a science cultivates your body, aids in the development of a quiet mind and opens opportunities for self transformation, be it physical, emotional or spiritual.
It doesn’t matter what your religious beliefs are, yoga is for anybody.
In our classes we don’t make it a spiritual practice, rather we let the individual find his/her own practice within her beliefs.