Important Yoga Instructions and Tips For Yoga Learners and Practitioners

Important Yoga Instructions and Tips
Important Yoga Instructions and Tips

Yoga exercises provide a complete workout to all parts of the body and mind. Here are we provide each and every yoga instructions of all the constituents of Yoga.

Must Read Yoga Instructions for Beginners

  • Always practise Yoga on a blanket or a wooden surface, so that the electrical charge generated in the body does not go waste.
  • Do Yoga practise with ease – do not force your body.
  • Always perform Yoga exercises four to five hours after meals, or two hours after consuming milk. In other words, there must not be undigested food in your stomach at the time you begin to perform these exercises.
  • Always breathe regularly through your nose during these exercises.
  • While you practise Yoga, you must wear an appropriately fitting underwear preferably a langot (a traditional Indian underwear) or salwar (trousers) and shirt in case of females.
  • Always wear loose fitting cloths while performing these exercises, so that your clothes do not come in the way of these exercises.
  • Always perform Corpse Posture (Shava Asana) before, during and after Yoga exercises so that your body receives adequate rest.
  • For best results, try to concentrate your mind on appropriate Energy Centres (Chakras) during Yoga exercises.
  • During Yoga exercises, you must pause in the appropriate postures, only for a few seconds. As you become more comfortable and your body gets more used to these exercises with passage of time, you should then slowly increase the period of these pauses.

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  • Before you start Breathing Exercises (Pranayamas), you must go through the Yogic Rituals (Shatkarmas) i.e. neti, dhoti, vasti, kapaal bhati, nauli and tratak in view of the added advantage of these Rituals.
  • One can practise Yoga postures in the morning or in the evening. These are the most appropriate times for Yoga. If you have sufficient time at your disposal, then you can practice Yoga in the morning and also in the evening.
  • One must practise Yoga after attending to the call of nature and other daily routines like bathing. However, in winter, or in case of any other problem, Yoga can be practiced even without taking a bath.
  • Yogic rituals like neti, dhoti which cleanse the body, must be done on an empty stomach. For added advantage, these activities should be performed before the Sunrise.
  • One must practise Yoga on an empty stomach (before eating or drinking anything). However, one can take a glass of water (warm water in winter). Water would do well with your digestive system and remove body toxins.
  • Never do Yoga exercises at least four hours after a heavy meal. Similarly, give a gap of at least two hours after a light meal.
  • In Tratakas (Constant Gazing), you can practice Jyoti Trataka after the Sunset.
  • To get best results from the yogic postures, one should make a habit of eating fruits, fruit juice, salad, green leafy vegetables and easily digestible food. Always eat a little less than your actual appetite. So far as possible, do not drink water along with meals.
  • Do not take water immediately after Yoga exercises.
  • Do not eat anything at least twenty to thirty minutes after Yoga exercises. If you want to reduce your weight, then do not eat anything until after one hour of these exercises. However, you can take a little honey and lemon juice dissolved in a glass of water.
  • Yoga should be practised for a period between half an hour to an hour. One can increase or decrease the duration depending upon his or her own need or ability of the body.
  • While exercising, always think about positive things. Try to feel as if heavenly powers are entering your body and you are getting healthier and more optimistic about the life. Try to feel as if healthy energy is entering from each and every pore of your skin. One should connect one’s breathing with healthy and positive thoughts.
  • One must be regular in yogic exercise. During these exercises, normally one should exhale (breathe out) while bending forward and inhale (breathe in) while bending backwards. Face should be smiling. Remember, that the good facial expressions send positive signals to your mind and all parts of your body. Scientific research has proved that chemical changes take place in the body when you do yogic exercises with a smile on your lips. Pleasant thoughts also help the body get rid of the harmful toxins generated by tension and anxiety. Thus, the body remains active.

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