If you are thinking of skipping a meal before your next yoga session, think again. Yoga is one of the most recommended exercises for enhancing digestion, which makes it important to eat before a class– but stick to something on the lighter side. Yoga incorporates many twists and turns so eating something too heavy can leave you feeling bloated. And who likes being bloated? Nobody, that’s who!
There are a lot of preconceived notions, and misconceptions about yoga. It’s too expensive, it’s a religion, you have to be a human pretzel… The list goes on. So, since “Mythbusters” has officially ended, it’s now up to us to bust these five yoga myths.
What comes to mind when you think of yoga? You probably think of young, fit men and women in some sort of inversion pose. But really, yoga is for everyone, and doesn’t have to include extremely physical and taxing movements.
For those that are brand new to yoga, deciding what type of method to practice can be intimidating. From Hot Ashtanga and Viniyoga to Power and Yin, so many decisions on how to best unwind can leave you discouraged and more stressed than when you started.Here at Yogis on the Go, we make it worry free. We practice Vinyasa yoga, also known as flow yoga; a method that focuses on the coordination of breath and movement.
Take a moment to think about everything you’ve done in the last 24 hours. Just a little longer. Ok, did you break out a sweat just thinking about all the things you’ve done, or still have to do? We did too. How do you manage your stress? Do you just keep on going, hoping it’ll go away?
So you can’t touch your toes. Join the club! Even if you don’t count flexibility as one of your strengths, that doesn’t mean yoga isn’t right for you, although it persists as one of the most common excuses for not giving it a try. The best responses we’ve heard to this is excuse sound something like, “that’s like saying that you can’t go grocery shopping because you don’t have anything in your cupboards.” Or, “your teeth are too dirty to brush.” Flexibility is a product of yoga, not a prerequisite.
By the middle of February, your resolutions of getting fit in the New Year may be wearing thin – packed, sweaty gyms and treadmill runs aren’t everyone’s idea of a good time. It may be time to switch up your routine and try something new. Yoga is an excellent way to rejuvenate your mind and restore the enthusiasm for healthy living you had on January 1st. Learning a new skill can be difficult and scary, but we’re here to give you the rundown on exactly what to expect from your first yoga session.
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