10 Dos of Yoga Practice

Yoga is a therapeutic practice that has power to re-calibrate the physical body processes as well as to soothe the soul.  It prevents diseases by correcting imbalances both physical and mental.  While there are enormous benefits to yoga practice, there are also dangers in hurting your physical body when practicing mindlessly without keeping anatomy, physiology and your own personal limitations in mind.  Therefore, here are yours 10 dos of yoga practice:

 

  1. Best time to practice is either early in the morning or late in the evening with an empty stomach as well as with an empty bowel and bladder.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes.
  3. Choose quiet, well ventilated place.
  4. Keep your breathing even and relaxed.
  5. Breathe via nose (not mouth) and practice ujjayi breathing (to get the full benefits of the practice).
  6. Honor your body and its limitations.
  7. Move from the place of connection–no rushing, no sudden forceful moves to get into the pose.
  8. Practice mindfully, slowly with deliberation.  Good posture is the foundation for all poses.
  9. Practice “active poses.”  Do not simply hang in your joints and ligaments but use your core and muscles that are involved in the pose as well as the breath to support and keep yourself safe in the pose.
  10. Keep learning.  Great resource is Yoga Journal.  Learn how to deepen your practice and get yoga teacher certification for only $69.99.  Register with this online yoga instructor certification course here.

 

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