The term ‘yoga’, is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘yuj’, meaning ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. According to the yogic scriptures, practicing yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with Universal Consciousness. The humble origins of this approximately 5,000-year old tradition can be traced back to the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India. Today, around two billion people practice yoga worldwide.
But just like it’s burgeoning popularity, the myths and stereotypes about this age-old tradition are also mushrooming, in both real and the virtual world. So, it’s time to separate fact from fiction.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Myth 1: Only flexible people can do yoga. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say this, I would have been off to an all-inclusive luxury yoga retreat by now. While yoga is a great way to improve strength and flexibility, you don’t necessarily need to start from there. […]
Last modified: March 20, 2018