Points of Yoga Asana Postures|
While doing Asanas, we should keep in mind that if
Asanas are done merely by seeing here and there they will lead to several
diseases. Therefore, some important points to be remembered, while performing
should not be practised merely from books, the guidance of a teacher is also necessary.
should not be performed with jerks, but slowly, step by step and gradually upto
the final pose. The return should be in the same way
The final posture should be maintained for some time, but in no case under tension.
not practise beyond your limitation.
- There should not
be a competitive attitude. This is harmful and should be avoided.
Concentrate on the effects of Asanas on mind and the body.
Asana is to be followed by Shavasana. But it does not mean that it is harmful
if you cannot practise Shavasana after every Asana.
If possible, maintain a diary of Asanas showing the duration of the practice of
- In case of an injury or illness the teacher
should be consulted and followed.
- Never think about
breathing while doing Asanas. The constitution of the whole body is such that
the breathing is adjusted as per the situation e.g. when we put a thread into
the needle or when we lift weight or when we do Salabhasana, May Urasana the breathing
is adjusted automatically. Hence, we should not mix breathing from high postures.
But during Pranayama people suffering from High B. P., Heart disease, Asthama,
the teacher should be consulted.
- The place should be
clean and ventilated. Regarding Asanas some basic questions have been raised and
their solutions are given simultaneously :
Time : What
is the best time for practising Asanas?
The early morning is the best
time perform Asanas. It is to be kept in mind that after lunch upto 4 hours, no
Asana, Mudra or Pranayama should be practised. But Vaman Dhauti may be performed,
if necessary. For people having weak gastric fire, even four hours gap is not
sufficient. They should start practice at least 5 to 6 hours after lunch.