As with any popular movement, there are plenty of stereotypes around what yoga means and generalizations about what “yoga people” are like.
The truth is, the modern-day international yoga community is so huge and its practices, teachings and techniques so diverse that it is difficult to define what yoga actually is anymore.
It may be easier to describe what yoga is not. It is not a competition. It is not a beauty contest. It is not without a system of ethics.
Yoga isn’t just whatever we make of it. Yoga is a lot of things, but it’s not just anything.
Here are some common misconceptions about yoga that deserve a rethink.