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14 Points to Remember Before & During A Yoga Session

New To Yoga? There are many Points to Remember Before starting a Yoga Session, In this post I’ve tried to summarize some of the main points that should be followed by beginners, but can also serve as a reminder for experienced yoga practitioners.

  1. Relax by lying back for two or three minutes before starting yoga.
  2. Perform each movement calmly, without feeling tense. Breathe steadily through the nose in all positions (except Shavasana pose).
  3. Do not hold your breath too long or inhale too deep. Do not stay too long in certain postures.
  4. Finish the pose in a posture whenever it starts to feel uncomfortable (don’t force it).
  5. Do yoga on an empty stomach, 4 hours after a heavy meal, 2 hours after a light meal, 10 to 15 minutes after drinking.
  6. Before starting the Asana, it is important to recognize the capabilities of your body. Never force your body into a posture if you can’t do it. Take it easy, yoga is not a competitive sport.
  7. Before performing a posture, check the illustrations/drawings carefully for the angle, shape, position of the fingers, hands, arms, toes, ankles, feet, and head. Beginners are advised not to practice without guidance.
  8. If you are pregnant, have recently had surgery, or have heart, spine, joint, or high blood pressure problems, ask your yoga teacher for advice on postures to avoid.
  9. Do yoga exercises on a mat in a well-ventilated room.
  10. Rest after doing a posture until the fatigue is gone.
  11. If you don’t have time to do all the poses, choose at least one standing pose, one belly pose, one or two back and forth stretches, and one sitting pose. Next time, do the rest of the poses.
  12. End the asana practice with a relaxing pose like Shavasana.
  13. Progress may be slow, but over time your body will become more flexible.
  14. For faster progress, practice under the guidance of a qualified yoga teacher. Try to be vegetarian and meditate for at least five minutes every day.