Yoga myths are prevalent, despite a Harvard Study finding three out of four Americans believe yoga is good for you. That same survey, however, found that many people will not even try yoga. The reason? They believe yoga is only for young women who are flexible, athletic and spiritual.

September is National Yoga Month, a great time to let people know that yoga is for everybody – and every body type!

Here are three common yoga myths:

Yoga Myth 1: You need to be flexible and athletic

You do not need to be flexible to practice yoga. You start doing yoga to gain flexibility. Most people cannot touch their toes or be all bendy, and that is fine! That is NOT what yoga is all about. The goal of yoga is to build strength and flexibility in your body so you can have a pleasant mind/body experience and clear mind. It is about balance and taking care of yourself physically and mentally.