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How Yoga Is Misrepresented Today (And Why It’s A Practice For Everyone)

by Cecilia Sardeo September 7, 2018

What do you think of when you think of yoga? In this video, Mindvalley Founder Vishen Lakhiani shares why yoga has become so misinterpreted and what true yoga actually is.

About The Video

It’s easy to assume that yoga is just about looking good. The glamorous pictures on Instagram and power yoga classes make it seem like the only point of yoga is to get into difficult postures or get into shape. But 5,000 years ago, yoga was developed in India as a way to harmonize the mind, body, and soul.

In this video, Mindvalley Founder Vishen Lakhiani shares how society started to misrepresent yoga over time and what true yoga actually is. Watch this video if you want to break those stereotypes you have in the mind or if you’ve ever asked the questions:

  • “Am I young enough to do yoga?”
  • “Am I flexible enough?”
  • “Am I strong enough?”
  • “Do I have to give up the food I love?”
  • “Do I have to join an expensive studio?”

As Vishen says,

True yoga is about how you feel about yourself: your spirit, your mind, your body, no matter who, what, when you are in life. It is your personal journey towards the goals you want to achieve.

How do you want yoga to support your life? What are your yoga goals?

Share in the comments below.

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by Cecilia Sardeo
Cecilia Sardeo is Mindvalley's Chief Yoga Teacher, the CEO of Mindvalley Italy, and the Host & Co-Founder of Mindvalley's yoga platform, Zenward. As a certified yoga teacher and international yogini, she helps people reach a whole new level of balance, peace, and fulfilment in the busyness of their modern day lifestyle.

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