How should one prepare for Yoga – part 2

continued from Part 1

7. There should be a gradual increase in the time duration in the practice of Yogasanas. By this process, the body becomes flexible and in a short time, it will easily accomplish a perfect state in each asana.

8. Yogasana is a scientific process which deals with the internal and external parts of the body. A beginner should start practising Yogasanas after having learnt all their techniques under proper guidance.

9. The performer of asanas should take light food in order to keep the body light.

10. If one is suffering from complicated diseases or severe fever, one should not practise asanas. Women should not practise asanas four months after conception, for three months after delivery and during menstruation. A womanaspirant should not as far as possible perform, without proper guidance asanas which involve lifting up the weight of the whole body on her hands.

11. The number of asanas and the duration for each of them should be increased gradually. Practising many asanas on the first day should be avoided.

12. Haste or quickness in coming to the final position from the initial position and vice versa should be avoided.

13. After practising Yogasanas, Shavasana should be performed. Shavasana is a perfect asana. By Shavasana, the body gets speedy relaxation and becomes energetic.

14. Yogasanas are supposed to be performed advantageously in the right direction if the aspirant, after practising Yogasanas, feels no tiredness and has an increased capacityto work with his light and refreshed body.

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