International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2017, Vol. 2 Issue 2, Part F
Misconceptions of Yoga
AUTHOR(S): Daksh Sharma
Breathing is life. The ancient yogis in India knew the intimate connection between breath and mind. For example, when your mind is angry, watch your breathing. It will be disturbed and similarly if you hold your breath for long, mind will be agitated. Even though the mental faculty undergoes a state of stillness at times, this cannot be called yoga. Such at physical state may resemble sleep. Fainting fits, cat lapse and hysteria also bring about a similar state of mental inactivity. People affected by such condition are not conscious of anything, and are not practicing yoga. The yogis in the past also kept the knowledge of Hatha Yoga a secret and therefore erroneous notion has prevailed that Hatha Yoga is something, which is done by forcing oneself. Thus the original word hatha was misunderstood meaning as obstinacy. In this study we have discussed about the misconceptions of yoga, so that every person should know about the criteria required for yogic practices and have all the benefits of Yoga in our life. Many points of practicing yoga had been taken into view such as: Place and Surroundings, Bath, Dress, yoga schedule, physical exercises and sequence of selection of yogic practices, duration and rounds of practices. A word of caution though - Please do not practice Yoga without the help of an experienced teacher.
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How to cite this article:
Daksh Sharma. Misconceptions of Yoga. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2017; 2(2): 293-295.