People are getting smarter every day in their approach to working out or practising Yoga, some people see it as a form of exercise or relaxation; for many others, it is a way of life. But there are some long-held myths related to Yoga that are just not true. But don’t worry, we can help- here are five myths about Yoga, and why you should stop believing them.
It is popularly said that moving three limbs is asana and moving four limbs in Pranayama. The postures or poses that we do daily in our life are the asanas. Asanas are dynamic, non-stagnant, ever-changing and can do everything with your body, mind and spirit. Moreover, Asana is a state of mind in which one can remain physically and mentally steady, calm, quiet and comfortable.
Hip openers are defined as a unique kind of yoga where the postures practised are entirely focusing on the muscles around the pelvis, thighs, glutes and the lower back as well. Hip openers are the popular form of yoga which helps in improving the overall flexibility and strengthening the core. They give a load of benefits for our body, mind and spirit.
Kapalbhati comes from the word “Kapal” meaning skull or the forehead and “Bhati” meaning to shine or illuminate. Kapalbhati is said to have multiple benefits for physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Kapalbhati is a cleansing technology that removes toxic air and toxins from the body leading to good health.
Yoga is a holistic approach, not only does it work on strengthening, increasing flexibility, lengthening, massaging and rejuvenating muscles, but also a great assistant in burning our body fat. There are certain asanas in yoga which acts as a catalyst in weight reduction. Inclusion of these asanas in your lifestyle has immense results in your weight loss journey.