Yoga, things to know before starting for beginner.
Yoga is a way of life that can be practiced by everyone, regardless of age. It has eight sections. Hence, it is called Ashtanga Yoga. They are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. The first four are called Hatha Yoga. Hatha Yoga is meant to nourish the body and mind. The second four are called Raja Yoga. Raja Yoga helps in spiritual upliftment. Yoga is a comprehensive health plan for India. Through yoga, we can regulate the rhythm of our body and life. (Yoga, things to know before starting)
Rules to be followed by those who do yoga.
> Yoga practitioners should choose a place that is clean, spacious and has plenty of fresh air.
> It is best to start with a prayer before you start doing yoga.
> It is best to do yoga facing east.
> After all the morning rituals, take a bath, cleanse your body and start yoga on an empty stomach.
> It is better for men to wear tight-fitting clothes (lankotti) and for women to wear loose clothes. Those who can’t do this can do it from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Women can do subtle exercises and pranayama during menstruation if they want.
> It is not advisable to use air conditioning or fan while doing yoga.
> Do not do yoga when you have severe mental stress or in the acute stage of the disease.
> Those suffering from severe illness should seek the advice of a doctor and practice yoga under a good guru.
> Do not do yoga forcefully or with too much difficulty.
> Never do yoga while talking or engaging in other activities.
> Do not do yoga even when your stomach is full. Yoga should be done four hours after eating. Similarly, you should eat only half an hour after yoga.
> Yoga practitioners are advised to avoid alcohol, smoking and stress.
> Pregnant women should not do reclining postures or squats after three months.
> If you feel restless while doing yoga, you should proceed to the next yoga only after resting.
> Yoga should be started after spreading a mat or sheet on the floor.
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