As a yoga instructor, I come across tons of yoga stereotypes. Here are my favorite five:
1-Yogis must always be happy. The truth is were just like you! We go through our happy, sad, and angry emotions. No one is immune to this. GRRRRRRRRRR!
2-Yogis must be flexible. In fact, if you can breath you can do yoga! I tailor yoga to fit your own ability and needs! Meditation, chair, preventive back, gentle active flow, kids & grownups, etc. Check out some of my FREE yoga videos by clicking HERE.
3-You must understand Sanskrit. Even though Sanskrit is the original language of key yoga texts, you don't need to know it to perform it. A good teacher will provide the translation in your language, be it English, Spanish, or whatever language you speak.
4-Yoga is a religion. Not true. Nor is it intended to interfere with anyone's culture or beliefs. Yoga is a practice of bodily alignment, mindful breathing, patience, and awareness of our bodies and of our emotions.
5-Yogis must be vegetarians. While diet does play a role in our physical abilities, every type of food, with moderation, is permitted. The healthier you eat, the greater you'll boost your immunity and have more energy. Eating more fruits, and veggies, having some lean meats, drinking more water, and having a cheat meal once in a while too is okay.
Yes, having a cheat meal is okay too! Chocolate, ice cream, and brownies! Oh my!
But, remember in moderation! Ok, ending my blog here to have MY cheat snack now.
Please share comments below and/or share how YOU have been stereotyped?
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