How to exercise Yoga

(November 9, 2010)

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Yoga benefits an individual in numerous ways. It helps to improve balance, induces calmness and also increases flexibility. Yoga is also very easy to perform and does not require any special equipment other than a yoga mat and comfortable clothes. Once you master the basic poses of yoga, you will be able to progress to more advanced exercises. Beginners may find that their bodies are not flexible enough to perform the postures in the proper manner. But this will improve in time. Yoga requires regular practice in order to provide maximum benefit.
Before you start learning how to do yoga exercises, you can do some research on the various types of yoga. Hatha yoga is basic yoga which is gentle and slow. Vinyasa refers to a more vigorous type of yoga which also involves breathing techniques. There is also power yoga which is much more intense than traditional yoga. It is physically demanding and hence not recommended for beginners. Most beginners opt for simple hatha or vinyasa. It is advisable to locate a yoga class in your area and enroll in it. This will enable you to start at the basic level and progress slowly.
The advantage of yoga is that it can performed almost anywhere and hence if you unable to join a class, you can also do yoga at home. You can refer to books or videos that will teach you how to do yoga at home. You can also refer to the numerous websites available today which describe various yoga poses and their benefits. Before you begin your yoga routine, it is important to do stretching exercises to warm up the body. This will prevent cramps or muscle sprains. A typical do it yourself yoga routine would include a combination of seated poses which help to improve your posture, standing poses which promote balance, inversions which enhance blood circulation and balancing poses which enable mental alertness and coordination. Many individuals also do pilates exercises in combination with yoga poses to improve strength and endurance. You can allot a specific time every day for your yoga routine. The best time to do yoga is in the morning before you have your breakfast, although you can also do it later in the evening. Avoid eating anything a couple of hours before your yoga session. Ensure that you practice the basic poses thoroughly before moving on to the harder ones.

Submitted by A on November 9, 2010 at 04:52

How to do yoga exercises or how to do yoga is an often asked question. Along with these are how to do yoga positions correctly, how to do yoga weight loss and how to do yoga therapy. All these questions can be answered quite simply. Yoga can be done by all age groups and can help one to feel better both in body and in mind. Doing yoga helps one to improve their overall physical well being and to tone one’s muscles. Yoga helps one to become more flexible and also stronger. When starting off to do yoga first and foremost one should seek medical recommendation to ensure that one is not suffering from any heart ailments or is not pregnant. Yoga is a great way to reduce stress and also to lose weight. Beginners can try doing yoga with the help of a yoga expert or by getting the required information from a dedicated yoga site or yoga book. One must also make sure at the same time that they eat properly and also that they perfect the yoga position. Yoga involves a regulated and controlled breathing pattern. There is a stipulated resting period that one has to observe in between each pose. When starting off with the yoga exercises one should ensure that they always start with the warming up sequence. The first yoga pose one can start with optionally is the sukhasana. This involves the person sitting on the ground in the cross legged position. They should then proceed to place their hands on their knees. This position requires one to concentrate on their breathing. Besides controlling one’s breathing, this is a good way to tone one’s hips and also to tone one’s lower back. Another useful pose is the trikonasana or the triangle position. These positions are easy to do and do not put too much of a strain on the person. For this position one should first place their feet about 3 to 4 feet apart. Then turn the right foot to the 90 degrees angle. Next one should move the left foot to the 45 degree angle. Start by raising both one’s hands and keeping them parallel to the ground. Then slowly lower the left hand to the left leg. This position can be repeated a few times. One can even start by doing the sun salutation or the surya Namaskar or by doing some neck exercises and shoulder lifts.

Submitted by A on September 14, 2010 at 02:13

Yoga Poses Tips

If you are starting yoga don't jump to do the advanced poses directly, you will definitely find them difficult to do. Start with our beginner yoga poses. But once you start doing the different poses you will begin to find them much simpler. First start with all the beginner level and learn to do all the pose correctly because these beginning poses form the building blocks of yoga and you will need to get back to them again and again. In the intermediate level the basic poses are refined further and its difficult variations are introduced. In this level the body tends to become stronger and flexible. This strength and flexibility is required to do all the advanced poses because the level of difficulty increases in advanced pose. Do not rush in to any difficult pose as this can lead to many injuries and lack of interest because of the difficulty. You have a life time to learn yoga, be goal oriented and explore each pose thoroughly. One of the greatest lessons of yoga is to learn to work at your own level and listen to your body tone.

  • Beginners pose – practice these basic pose for better flexibility and strength within your whole body. This includes many sitting poses, standing poses and supine stretches. It also includes balancing poses and introductory backbends. This level will take time for you to master but remember it is worth to spend your time and energy to master these poses.
  • Intermediate pose – this level will need great strength, flexibility and balance to perform all the poses. There is a long list of poses in this phase, some you might find easy but some are difficult to perform.
  • Advanced poses – these poses should not be practiced at a beginning level as in this level, when you feel comfortable in practicing these can be included in the intermediate pose gradually. 

Submitted by S M on June 17, 2008 at 07:48

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