Kareena Kapoor’s trainer, Anshuka Parwani, debunks common yoga myths: Yoga is not for weight loss and more, read inside | Health

Yoga is one of the oldest practices that has become much more popular in recent times. Even many film industry celebrities have promoted yoga and credited it with improving their lifestyle and health. However, this practice, which focuses on breathing, flexibility, and strength to increase mental and physical well-being, is associated with myths such as how yoga is only performed by fit and flexible people, cannot help you lose weight, and more.

If you too believe these myths, renowned fitness expert Anshuka Parwani is here to debunk them for you. The trainer, who works with celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Rakul Preet Singh, Ananya Panday, and more, recently released a video debunking some common yoga myths.

Anshuka posted the video on her Instagram page and wrote, “We’ve all heard different versions of what to do and what not to do when it comes to yoga.” And we agree with that, because many myths have now become entrenched in mainstream yoga fixed. Then Anshuka listed some common beliefs she heard and whether they are true or not.

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Yoga is only for women

The first myth Anushka debunked is ‘Yoga is only for women.’ She wrote, “This couldn’t be further from the truth.” Yoga is a practice that balances the mind, body, and spirit while using various postures that help build strength and fitness. It’s not a gender-specific fitness practice, revealed the celebrity fitness trainer. In addition, most yoga asanas are designed to adapt to the body of any person, regardless of their flexibility, balance, and strength. In addition, not all yoga poses are difficult to perform after some practice.

Yoga is not for losing weight

The second myth Anshuka has debunked is ‘Yoga cannot make you lose weight.’ She wrote: “Again, there are different asanas that engage different muscles in your body, challenging your muscular strength, flexibility and overall fitness. Yoga isn’t a lazy workout — it can make you sweat.” Additionally, active and intense yoga styles can help burn the most calories, like the Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose, Sarvangasana or Shoulderstand Pose, and more.

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Yoga is only for women

The first myth Anushka debunked is, “Yoga is only for women.” She wrote, “That couldn’t be further from the truth.” Yoga is a practice that balances the body, mind, and spirit, while using various postures that help build strength and fitness. It’s not a gender-specific fitness practice, revealed the celebrity fitness trainer. In addition, most yoga asanas are designed to adapt to the body of any person, regardless of their flexibility, balance, and strength. In addition, not all yoga poses are difficult to perform after some practice.

Yoga is not for losing weight

The second myth Anshuka busted is, “Yoga can’t make you lose weight.” She wrote, “Again, there are different asanas that engage different muscles in your body and challenge your muscular strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. Yoga isn’t a lazy workout — it can make you sweat.” Additionally, active and intense yoga styles can help burn the most calories, like the Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana or Bridge Pose, Sarvangasana or Shoulderstand Pose, and more.

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Anushka even asked her followers to list some common misconceptions they’ve heard about yoga. One user commented, “One of the biggest misconceptions is this Yoga is for old people, young people prefer to exercise. I believe that yoga does not see your caste, age and gender. Yoga is a lifestyle.” Anushka agreed with the user, writing that it is true.

Some other users also pointed out misconceptions related to yoga. One said that people believe You have to be flexible to do yogaand If you don’t start at a young age, it will be difficult to start yoga later. Anushka debunked the myth and said that neither is true. Additionally, you don’t need to be flexible to perform yoga asanas as yoga helps one become flexible. After all, you can start yoga at any age.

So what other myths do you know about this ancient practice?

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