Are your parents/ teachers/ guardians forcing you to do yoga? Well, then they’re right. It’s good for your body. But you’re too lazy to do it, aren’t you? There are many articles those adults can show you to make you understand the importance of yoga. Yeah, everyone knows how long the list of its pros is. Here are some:
- Stress relief
- Great for lungs
- Emotional stability
- Detoxification of the body
But like every other form of exercise, Yoga has its own list of cons, too. Yoga is not for everybody. So, you can show your folks what the cons of yoga are. I personally don’t like yoga very much. So, here it goes:
Dehydration is a state of body in which our body loses the ample amount of water and salt our body generally needs. Now, while doing hot yoga, our body produces heat of its own. This heat, if in appropriate amount, may be good for our body, but if out of control, may cause many damages. One of them is dehydration.
While it is well advised to keep your body well hydrated, many people drink too much of water while exercising yoga. Now, you don’t want to do that. True, the water keeps the fluid in check, but if too much of water is consumed, it may shock your body. The poses required for you to do might be difficult, and there will be a constant pain in your chest while doing yoga or any other exercise.
To drink water in balance is the right move in every book. Keep your water needs in check. Drink only a limited amount of water i.e. sip tiny sips of water.
That, or maybe stay at home?
2. Not everyone can be a good teacher.
If you think you can do yoga on your own, you’re wrong. Every skill including yoga needs a guru. Now, it’s hard to find a legit one. The yoga classes cost a lot. If you’re thinking that you can do yoga by watching a video from Youtube, or some other CD, it won’t help. Some poses of yoga are so complicated that if even one step goes wrong, you might get yourself a muscle pull or even a hairline fracture.
Finding a good and experienced yoga instructor is vital for your yoga experience. Even the breathing exercises needs particular instructions, because it can be difficult and complicated sometimes.
Find a legit teacher, or don’t do it. Go big or go home.
3. It’s not for the lazies.
Yoga might look easy (it doesn’t, by the way), but it’s certainly not easy. At all. It’s true that if you do it, then after some days you’ll feel refreshed, but it’s really the matter of experience. It’s not Nike’s ad for everyone. The first few days, whatever you post on Instagram, isn’t really all ‘health is lifestyle’! The first few days, it’s all muscle pulls and not being able to move at all.
As Homer Simpson says, “Can’t someone else just do it?”
4. It’s a regular practice.
If you’re going to conquer the war that you have with yoga, you have got to be regular. You can’t just exercise one day and then go on eating and only eating the other day. If you’re performing yoga to lose some weight, you have to give it some time.
I remember my friends complaining about exercising and not losing weight, and when I asked them if they did it regularly, the sky was suddenly way more interesting for them. You also need to balance it with a regularly practised and balanced diet.
5. It requires time.
Presumed time to perform yoga to make its effect is 90 minutes. And let’s face it, it is not comfortable. So if you are a really busy person, I suggest that you either take out 90 minutes of your schedule to do yoga regularly (along with time to rest), or just don’t bother with it.
Every exercise has its pros and cons. Yoga is one of them. But eventually it’s your decision as to what pros to consider and what cons to ignore, or take care of, and vice versa. Even if it’s the most popular exercise of all, doesn’t mean that it’s for everyone. If you don’t like it, don’t do it.