3 Simple Ways To Learn Yoga Posture

Do you realize how important it is to learn yoga posture correctly? Incorrect yoga poses can be very dangerous and cause side effects. Though, the postures seem to be easy, it should be achieved correctly, without straining yourself too much. There are three simple ways to learn yoga in the right manner. Here, we give you tips about what, when and how:

  1. What you should avoid while practicing yoga?
  2. When to practice yoga?
  3. How to practice yoga?

What you should avoid - There are some common mistakes, which people tend to commit while practicing yoga. You too could be a victim of these probable mistakes. And there is no need to tell, how damaging it can be for your system. Practice yoga poses and workouts carefully and gradually. Learn them systematically and avoid these common mistakes like;

  1. Leaning forward
  2. Moving shoulders
  3. Bending backward
  4. Shaking the entire body while exhaling
  5. Ugly contortion of facial muscles
  6. Contracting muscles of the nose or throat
  7. Drooping shoulders
  8. Suddenly releasing the yogic posture
  9. Opening the mouth for breathing
  10. Distraction of mind
  11. Practicing the postures too rigorously
  12. Speeding breathes
  13. Jerking the body
  14. Applying force to achieve the asana
  15. Stretching yourself excessively
  16. Holding the breath longer than normal
  17. Facial frowning
  18. Hurriedly practicing the poses

When to Practice Yoga - As a rule, it is best to practice yoga on an empty or light stomach. Early (pre-dawn) morning or post dawn is the best time for yoga since the stomach and bowels are light. However, those who cannot find time in the mornings can do it in the evening. In case you intend to practice it after a full meal, allow a gap of approximately 4 hours. In case of a light meal, the gap can be of around 2 hours, and you should wait for 1 hour after having a beverage. It is also important to take a bath. If not complete bath, a partial bath or cleaning of ears, mouth, tongue and nostrils or at least washing hands, feet and face is advised. However, this need not be considered a must. Yoga poses for anatomical focus should be practiced in a sequence. Follow a schedule, wherein you first practice postures (asana), then breathing exercises (pranayama) and finally gestures (mudra). Women should perform only selected practices during the menstrual period and pregnancy.

How to practice - It is best to have the body at rest and the mind at peace and cheerful when one starts any kind of yoga poses, be it standing yoga poses or otherwise. In the absence of such a state, it is advisable to lie down or sit in any of the meditative postures until the body and mind are refreshed and calmed. As a beginner to learning yoga, one should take the required rest between two practices by completely relaxing the entire body for a few moments instead of performing it nonstop. Yoga practices should be performed with ease and without strain. Try to experience physical and mental pleasure while you learn yoga posture.