Yoga Expectation Vs Reality
Busting the Myths and Revealing the Mind Blowing Facts!
At some point or the other in life you might have come across someone who felt that yoga isn’t
for them because their body is not flexible enough or met/seen someone who thought their body
is too flexible and can do any asana. When we speak of yoga there are numerous expectations
that come to our mind not all of them are essentially true like the ones mentioned above. Hence,
Today Adhiroha is on a mission to uncover the myths surrounding yoga, yoga is and was and
will be for everyone, it's our mission at Adhiroha to throw light on the right and discard the
wrong! So here are 4 Mind Boggling facts about yoga that are absolutely different from our
Expectation, Myth 1. Yoga is for slim and flexible people,
: As per Patanjali’s yoga sutras (To know more about Patanjali, refer to our blog: Evolution of Yoga
Yoga is not at all
about being flexible, do not get overwhelmed by looking at the postures of some best yoga
teachers in Rishikesh. It is rather about a stable body and calm mind and blissful soul. We also
say this by our experience that it is not the body that is stiff it is the mind and the soul. Once we
conquer the mind and make it stable the body follows. You are not competing with anyone but
yourself. Don’t let others distract you. The magic is focusing on yourself and not looking beyond
your mat, that is what a yoga course in Rishikesh would teach in all its practicality. Most people
begin yoga without body flexibility and gradually develop the same by focusing on their
breathing and exercising their mind. Every person nowadays who tells us that they cannot touch
their feet and therefore will not do yoga, should know that proper breathing, alignment and
patience can work miracles. Would you want to learn that from the best yoga teachers in
Rishikesh? These yoga schools in Rishikesh train those who think they will never be able to
touch their feet and they are the ones who end up doing the most difficult asanas.
For people whose body is way too flexible, a word of caution: SLOW DOWN! Do not overdo the
pose or stretch way too far. There is more possibility to injure or hurt their body beyond repair if
not practiced in the right way under the guidance of the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh.
Last but not the least, when doing asanas or kriyas, always be responsible for yourself, listen to
your body and trust your instincts.
Expectation, Myth 2. Yoga shows quick results
: Yoga does show quick results but there’s more to it! Yes, yoga does show us results in the very
first session, agreed. We all remember our first yoga session and how amazing it felt
afterwards. The relaxation and rejuvenation was out of the world. However, yoga is not all about
these short-term feel good benefits and we all must understand that. Yoga is a spiritual
revolution that becomes a part of us, it connects us and binds us and it should be looked at from
this perspective. That’s why all yoga schools in Rishikesh stress on the importance of oneness
of body and mind. The biggest benefit of yoga is the sanctity it offers to our life and to
experience this it is very important that we give time to our yogic practice and be patient with it.
Perseverance is the key to being successful at yoga. The joy one attains after successive
attempts of an asana and slowly observing one's body becoming more flexible and healthy is
absolute happiness and to experience such a state of eudaemonia, Yoga can’t be done in
haste. And for the ones thinking that yoga is a get slim fast scheme, let’s break it to you - IT
ISN’T. Though it's scientifically proven that yoga helps reduce fat on an escalated rate it by no
means makes yoga ultra-easy or a simple activity.
Expectation, Myth 3. Yoga happens only on the mat
: Yoga happens 24/7 This fact is something that not all of us realise but it's very pertinent to yoga
as a practice as some of the best yoga teachers in Rishikesh also suggest. At Adhiroha we
believe that yoga is not only a practice that is limited to the mat but it moves way beyond to the
way we live our lives. Hence, at Adhiroha we provide our students with a complete yogic
lifestyle to begin with. (check out this blog for more info- attach 5 reasons why adhiroha blog
here) When you realize that no matter where you are or what you are doing, you are practicing.
There is a special practice for each moment of the day, we are more aware of our actions, we
are more cautious and have austerity of any action we take in our life. In fact the mind boggling
part is that; the bible of yoga “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali '' outline specific ways and
suggestions that we should incorporate in our daily life. Even the best yoga schools in Rishikesh
teach the methods of “The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali”. For instance, it elucidates upon how we
can maintain a positive radiance by ignoring negativity and concentrating our yogic energy on
positiveness thereby creating a surge of energy and vibrance. Another example of yoga in daily
life is that there is a measurement by which you could see if a person is practicing yoga through
their kindness and the radiance they exude. They will not make you feel inferior or treat you with
disrespect, they will not be mean to you in person or otherwise, because yoga is a practice that
teaches the value of human life and the sanctity of life itself.
Expectation, Myth 4. Yoga is easy to learn and simple, it can be easily learned online!
: Yoga puts emphasis on Guru and it's impossible to fully learn it online. With the internet being
readily available to us all the time, it seems everything is at our disposal and easy to access- so
is yoga. In Fact nowadays we have multiple channels, courses taught by the best yoga teacher
in Rishikesh that assure to teach you yoga in a quick and easy way. However, these sources of
learning are more often than not too limited in their nature of approach towards the students.
Even though they are informative and promote yoga and maybe a good starter kit, it is apparent
that they are not wholesome and do not provide holistic development of the individual. Many
people have taken to such sources of information and started learning by themselves, throwing
caution to the wind. And that’s why at Adhiroha we will be soon releasing a blog on the best
online sources to learn yoga from. However, this impulsive way of learning without guidance and
from unreliable sources has caused physical injuries and in some cases irreversible damages.
Yoga might seem to be very simple, but you need proper direction from a Guru or trained Yoga
teacher with experience because in yoga individual attention and details matter.As they say
even the best yoga schools in Rishikesh are as best as their gurus and educators.
That’s why Adhiroha offers various Yoga Teacher Training Courses
suiting your requirements. You could check them out here-(adhiroha.com
) So folks, pull
your socks up, tighten your bodies and unroll your mats for your next amazing yoga session