Yoga is becoming increasingly popular. At the same time, there are still a lot of prejudices about yoga and many people do not dare test. One of Friski's personal trainer, Victor Forsberg, responds to some of the most common yoga myths.
There is no doubt that the interest in yoga has become big and so it is also at Friskis & Svettis as well.
- When the pace of life is high, we have a human need to reconnect with ourselves, says Annika Gärderud, training developer at Friskis & Svettis Riks.
Still, there are a lot of myths about yoga. Friskis PT Victor Forsberg answers some of them.
1. You have to be agile to yoga.
Absolutely not. In the same way that you do not have to be strong for strength training or fit to run, you do not have to be agile to do yoga. You mobility will increase by doingYoga.
2. Yoga gives no training
Most people who say so have not tested. In yoga, you exercise mobility, stability, coordination and balance. Yoga can be extremely demanding or very restful, you yourself set the level based on your intentions and prerequisites.
3. Yoga is best to do in the morning
You do the yoga when it suits you best. The best yoga is the one that gets done.
4. I am too stressed to yoga
Maybe that's when you need it best. Going into the gyml and focusing on your breathing, your movement and feeling calm, can do wonders for stress. Let go of the idea of performing. Go to the class and just be there.
5. Yoga is lavish and weird
You can choose to completely go into yoga and focus on chakras, mantras, energy currents and so on. Or you just come to the hall and do the exercises that the leader does and focus nf your breathing. Friskis & Svettis Yoga shows consideration for you who are new to Yoga, but can also challenge and be physically demanding for those who are doing yoga. It is simply as advanced as you want it to be.