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Yoga Misconceptions

1. You have to be flexible to do yoga

There are many yoga classes that cater to differing levels of flexibility at True Yoga. From Yoga Therapy to Power Yoga, you will find a type of yoga  class that fits your flexibility and fitness levels.

At True Yoga, we believe in developing and building your flexibility at your own pace. What is important is that you keep at it and not give up. During the class, our yoga instructors will be at hand to assist and also propose modified versions to the postures you find difficult.

2. You have to lose weight before you do yoga

Virtually everyone can practise yoga. Yoga will help one to feel more limber and energetic. The end result of practising yoga includes overall muscle toning. In fact, some forms of yoga such as Vinyasa, Power Yoga or Hot Yoga can even help you to shed some kilos.

3. Yoga is a low impact exercise

Some people may think that yoga is not challenging and ranks low as a cardiovascular workout. However, depending on the yoga class that you attend, it can be quite rigorous. For instance, Power Yoga is aerobic in nature and strength inducing. Executing postures in an Ashtanga Yoga class requires co-ordination and flexibility, while high levels of endurance are required in a Vinyasa class.

4. I cannot do yoga during my menstrual period

Practising yoga is a great way to prevent and stop menstrual cramps. It relaxes and rejuvenates the mind to take the edge off any mood swings you may experience. Centering and breathing exercises as well as practising grounding poses are recommended.  It is advisable to avoid postures, which require inversions during your menstrual period as it will tax your overall system.

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