Thursday, March 11, 2010

Guidelines for Yoga practice

Yoga is a methodical System of physical and mental excellence which requires agreement to certain rules, principle and methodology in order to acquire adequate results. If these rules and principles are not followed correctly it may causes harm and injury to the body.  Some of the guidelines for practicing Yoga are as follows.  

  • There is no exact time for doing yoga. But is advised to Yoga in the morning hours, because is always better as you will be free for the rest of the day.
  • Whatever time you have selected, attach to the same time of practice every day.
  • Practice yoga regularly and you will not get good results with asymmetrical practice.
  • Practice only once per day.  
  • Do yoga at least 15 minutes per day, for 5 days a week.  You can increase workout time 15 minutes to a maximum of 1 hour.
  • You have to maintain the place of yoga practice neat, clean and airy. It will give motivation for you.
  • Practice Yoga with blank stomach in the morning.
  • Women should not practice yoga during their menstrual periods.
  • Pregnant women should take care to practice moderately.
  • If you have taken food, wait for two or more hours before practicing.
  • Avoid hot and spicy food and try to eat a balanced diet.
  • Relax in between asanas for 6 to 8 seconds. Take 2 or 3 normal breaths between asanas.
  • Rest at the end of the asana session. The general principle is to rest 1/4th of the time of actual practice. For example if you practice asanas for 20 minutes, your rest time is 5 minutes.
  • Wear clean and light cloth while practicing. 
  • Avoid excessive drinking of coffee, tea, alcohol and drugs.
  • Try to keep the mind free from anxiety, worries and any strenuous involvement while you are practicing Yoga.

1 comment:

  1. It's a nice blog by having the info regarding the practicing terms of yoga asanas, This will surely help to most of the people in an essential way. Thanks for the share...