We frequently lead busy and busy lifestyles, cutting corners and ignoring guidelines in an effort to do something faster, better or more economically. In our effort to fit everything into a hectic day we often compromise or shine over the essential preparation for yoga which otherwise would improve the benefits of our yoga practice.
So as to have the ‘ultimate beneficial yoga experience,’ you want to follow specific guidelines and pointers. If it is possible to accommodate your practice to take note of these pointers and integrate them into your hectic day it will enhance your yoga practice and you’ll experience the benefits of yoga more profoundly.
When you begin your yoga routine, attempt to RELAX. Let your mind go blank. Give it permission to release the worries of the day. Attempt to bring your attention into you. However, don’t become frustrated if at first you can not still your racing thoughts. Often this is extremely hard, however with regular yoga meditation practice you will learn how to attain this state of comfort faster and easier. A fantastic way to begin is with 5 to 10 minutes of Savasana (that is the corpse pose). Now Savasana can be practiced anytime during your yoga session, you do not need to practice it in any specific time, but it’s successful in calming the mind and enabling you to concentrate on you and the beginning of your yoga practice. As it aids comfort, savasana often concludes a yoga class with the instructor usually leading the class through a process of guided meditation.
Once you’ve your focus based on you, then focus on your BREATHING. It takes a short time to learn to breathe at the yogic manner, however once attained it will surely make the practice of the asanas simpler. Remember that yogic breathing differs. To breathe correctly in the yoga style, ALWAYS breathe through the nose unless your instructor tells you differently and out through the mouth. Try and make the distance of your in breath equal the amount of your breath out. When you are ready, try to co-ordinate the development of a single yoga posture to another with your breath. You would like to reach a flowing movement between breath and movement. When breathing is established, bring your AWARENESS into you. By this I mean, concentrate on what is going on in your body and in your mind when trying to perfect each yoga pose.
1. How your body feels when it is in certain positions. If it feels well, then proceed into the specific yoga position a bit farther, if your body twinges, then listen to it and back off.
2. What sensations are traveling through your body? Heat, fatigue or just a feeling of nothingness.
3. What your breath is performing during each yoga pose. Are you using your breath to help you to the pose? Most of all, know what thoughts and feelings course through your body when moving from one asana to another and practice accepting those ideas and feelings, without judgment. Just let those thoughts and feelings exist, watch them, without comment!
Now examine the STRUCTURE of your yoga practice. As it’s crucial to balance the body and the brain, you will need to structure your own poses. Each forward bend ought to be followed by a backward bend. The poses you do on one side needs to be performed on the opposite side of your body also.
Now what’s the ideal TIME to practice yoga? Many say generally in the evenings, just on arising as your mind is clear, free of ideas and the air is still and silent, there’s absolutely not any disturbance to disrupt your attention on you and your healng process. The next best time to practice yoga is through the day, those 2-3 hours . The chaos of the day has abated, and you’re able to focus more clearly. For a lot of us these times do not match our lifestyles or commitments. So my view is that yoga can really be practiced anytime throughout the day. Whenever you have the ability to bring a block of time on your own. The only caveat to this is that you shouldn’t practice yoga for at least 2 hours after a meal. So if early day is a time which you could plan to have free, and be at liberty to concentrate on you without interruptions, then that’s then the best time to practice yoga.
The previous guideline for a beneficial yoga experience is to regard the PLACE or SPOT to run your yoga practice in. What you need is a well ventilated place, but on the other hand maybe not one that’s draughty. You will need the venting as your body will generate heat during the practice of the poses and you’ll perspire. On the other hand you do not need a draught from the room to cool and stiffen your muscles. Also, the spot you pick ought to be silent and still. So that your mind does not wander it is a fantastic idea to choose the exact same place for your yoga practice every time. If you’re knowledgeable about the place, you won’t be focusing on unnecessary things that will leave your mind free to concentrate on your practice. If you decide to practice outdoors in the open air, then try not to practice in a cold breeze or conversely beneath the hot sun. Use common sense and find a place that’s comfortable for you.
As a last thing, always have something between you and the ground. In that respect a MAT is indispensable. There are some terrific mats and meditation cushions to be had which will surely enhance your experience.