Thursday, June 1, 2017

Five Essentials of a Yoga Practice

1) Awareness :

Yoga develops awareness of what is taking place in the moment. Awareness is a powerful skill to learn however it is only learnt by taking the journey inwards. It is something that you can’t learn at a class in university but it can be learnt by the practice of yoga.

2) Slow & Steady :

Never rush during the Yoga session. Slow down yourself on Yoga mat.

3) Breathing :

It's very important to be aware of breath while practicing Yogasanas. Movement of body should be synchronized with awareness & breath. And this make Yoga, Yoga; this is actually real charm of Yoga. When focusing on the breath during asana practice, the energy, the prana, begins to flow more freely pushing through any emotional and physical blockages and thus freeing the body and mind. Which results in the “feel good” effect after a yoga practice. 
·  Breath, inhale & exhale should be through the nose.· Breathing should be Relaxed, Rhythmic & Silent.

4) Alignment :

Each Yoga style has its own take on alignment. In absence of proper alignment you will not be able to derive maximum benefits. How to come into posture, how to release it’s very important.

5) Health Status :

You should discuss your injuries and special health conditions before the class with your Yoga instructor or teacher. This will help your Yoga teacher to make your practice and experience more enjoyable.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What Non Practitioner Think About Yoga

After having a 11 years long experience of Yoga teaching found these interesting things about new comers to learn Yoga:

  1.  Mostly in India people start doing Yoga or look towards Yoga when everything fails to provide good health or not any way left for recovery from illness or when doctor wrote down on prescription – “Do Yoga”. Then people look towards Yoga as medicine, just Yoga teacher tell everything once & people will learn even in 30 minutes or 60 minutes.
  2. When start practice in private Yoga class or group Yoga class, people expecting quick result like ENO- "ENO de jhat se aaram".
  3. People don’t want to be regular in Yoga practice but need it’s benefits lifelong.
  4. Nobody want to label himself beginners, in few sessions everybody start demanding advance practices, even when they not even able to perform very basic Yoga serious Pawanmuktasana  I.
  5. Most of the people who come to learn, don’t want to be students.