Archive for September 4th, 2012
Yoga is an exercise form that creates a balance between the body and mind. Yoga has many different styles and forms, offering different experience and goals. Many people, who have followed only one type of yoga, base their impression of yoga on their limited experience. But, the fact is that yoga has a variety of styles, which also depend upon the perception of it by the person who is teaching you. Here we will discuss a few misconceptions that people have regarding yoga. Yoga during pregnancy can have various benefits that no other method can offer.
1. Yoga is just like any other exercise
In a way this is true, but not completely. Yoga is a form of exercise, but not only of your body muscles. It tones up your complete body from within and outside, including your mind, body and soul. As you move ahead with yoga, you become stronger and disciplined mentally and physically both. It teaches you to be disciplined and organized in all fields of life by making you be disciplined in performing the yoga postures in a set manner for the given period of time on a regular basis. Meditation, which is an important part of yoga, makes you relate to yourself, be calm and think positive. This connects a pregnant mom with her baby and both get benefitted. This practice takes you to a different spiritual level. Hence, this is not only a physical exercise, but mental and spiritual too.
2. Yoga is meant for Hippies
As we have discussed recently that yoga also gives you a spiritual experience, hence some people relate it with getting certain spiritual beliefs. This is not true, because yoga and meditation practice helps clearing your thoughts and enabling you to experience the clarity of your thoughts and beliefs. Yoga relates your body, mind and soul by creating an inner balance. Some people take it as a spiritual experience while others may take it for achieving calmness of mind, which is good for everyone.
3. Yoga is a hyped concept
Today, often we come across various new forms of exercise and regimes which claim to give results in a short duration or curing the incurable things. Hence, people consider yoga also as one of these fads, due to its growing popularity and health benefit claims. But before we create any impression about yoga, we must consider that this is not a recently discovered thing like others. Yoga has been in practice since ages. The various newly invented styles of it might come and go, but the very basic and original form of it will remain there benefitting one and all. While the pregnant women cannot perform various exercises, yoga is one exercise which one can continue even during pregnancy and enjoy the pre and post natal experience with it.
4. Yoga has a slow pace
Today, we want everything with a wink, including weight loss. The weight loss industries take advantage of your impatience and promise you to make you thinner in a matter of a few days by making you do rigorous exercises and starve. Yoga, on the other hand, offers you the same results, but in a different manner. It aims at exercising and toning your muscle and muscle groups, and at the same time makes you mentally strong and balanced that you eat intelligently. Your metabolism rate is increased; hence your calorie consumption increases, resulting into weight loss. This is the best way to remain healthy and fit during pregnancy and to get back into shape after delivery.