THEORY AND PRINCIPLES OF YOGA ASANAS
Today's yoga is reputed to be a form of exercise for most people. This is because, it was promoted as part of the “gorgeous body” and “fitness passion.”. There is often an attractive practitioner with a fine body holding an advanced yoga asana shown on the cover of yoga books, magazines, websites and even in the blogs. Many people often say “I could never do yoga, I’m too fat,” or “I’m too stiff” but that’s not the point.
When you do yoga asanas, there are multiple powers at work. They naturally work on the functional processes of the body, such as the muscular-skeletal, nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, regenerative, metabolic, reproductive and other structures. But they do have psycho-emotional consequences that can be felt once you have the mind at work and if you are accessible to the degree of transition. Yoga asanas may be workouts, but they're not all workouts.
Every expert has their own perspective about where the yoga asanas fit into the greater yoga system. Some say the word “asana” means steady and comfortable pose, which would, therefore, seem to refuse movements or exercises. Some states asanas are any form of exercises. Some thinks asana signifies “to sit” and that the full classical lotus is the only true asana meant in the yogic scriptures. But this is not important for any beginner, what is important, is the attitude towards yoga and asana as well as the execution of them on a day to day basis.
Let’s observe what we need to consider
- Start at the beginning. Do not just pick up any old book and do what you see, or what you might like to achieve, or whatever you read that might be good for your particular ailment or condition. Like medicines, many yoga asanas can be very potent and can have strong side effects if performed incorrectly. Conversely, they can also have absolutely no benefits at all if performed incorrectly. So, for both safety and effectiveness, the golden rule applies – when in doubt, find a good teacher and learn the basics.
- Remember, asanas are for everybody. Anybody can begin, and everybody can succeed. Regardless of what level of physical capacity you may have, you are flexible or your body is stiff. There are two main components to the yoga asanas – mind and body. Yoga is an interior condition of awareness, not an outward appearing. It is one of the most ineffectively showed exercises of yoga over the world.
- Practice to your capacity regularly. Little and consistency is the expression for good and safe advancement in yoga asanas.
- Don’t be competitive. Never compare yourself with anybody else.
- Always do a decent and balanced set every day. Don't simply do the ones you are good at, nor don't simply do the ones you are awful at. In this way, you must address the spinal column, the abdomen, the neck, the legs, and all areas, in fact, each area must be individually balanced regarding both strength and flexibility, and then ALL areas together must be integrated for all-over alignment.
There are many more fine points that you're going to pick up as you practice. Don't be impressed by the body when you look for a good instructor. Ask about how, as a beginner, you will be instructed. Always inform a teacher about ALL your ailments, old and present so that they can work with you from an informed perspective. Remember yoga is not generalize, yoga is personalized. Remember yoga is not generalize, yoga is personalized. The most damage caused to yoga students by asanas is due to the student's ignorance and excessive passion. Sometimes teachers are incompetent too, so keep a watch out for both your own and their shortcomings.