Yoga has a dark side. There are some legitimate reasons why someone may want to consider avoiding starting or maintaining a practice. In order to save you from any pain or suffering, here is the list of reasons why you should skip practice.
1. It will ruin your food cravings
When you have a regular asana practice, you are going to notice the effects that the foods you eat have on your body on a whole new level. If you are a foodie, and love biting into that load of cheesy pizza and other stomach inducing foods that ultimately give you stomach aches, you might as well stay clear of the yoga mat.
2. Your late nights won't seem as fun as it was
Starting off your morning on a yoga mat after a late night is not appealing. You might actually love the idea of early to bed and early to rise and make this a habit you don’t fancy compromising on.
3. Love drama? skip Yoga
If you are someone who loves that element of drama- both in you life and in other people’s life, you might find that yoga makes you a different person altogether; so much that you actually start looking for peace everywhere.
4. Taking up responsibility
The mat is generally a mirror for people, and this means you are going to notice all the places you are blaming other people for the things that are going on in your life – and you may discover that it is not really their fault at all.
You may even come to the conclusion that you have the power to stand up and make the changes in your life that will make you happier. If you really like blaming others, yoga may not be that great for you.
5. It takes away the fun out of judging people
Again, where pointing out the faults of others used to be kinda fun, now it just feels mean. You are most likely going to want to spend more of your time talking about all the amazing things the people in your life are doing – which may be a bummer for some of your friends out who still enjoy a gossip fest.
6. It may make you cry in public
If you are not comfortable breaking down in front of other people, you should steer away from yoga.
7. It ruins your wardrobe
There is a chance that all those fancy dresses and suits might be replaced by yoga pants!
8. It makes you more aware of yourself
Getting in touch with your body means you will get more in touch with your mind, which inevitably is going to lead to your emotions. If you are someone who wants to run from how you feel, you should most likely run from yoga.
9. Softens you inside out
Yoga makes you softer, both on the outside and the inside. If you’re a person who is shielding yourself constantly because you’re very sensitive, then think again about doing yoga.
10. Will destroy self-destructive behavior
And yes, this includes even the fun, self-destructive things. You are going to connect in with yourself, and start to notice how all your habits are affecting you. This may just ruin all your desires to drink, smoke, swear, stay up late, eat fast food and drive really fast. If you love your life the way it is now, then don’t take up yoga.