Some basic yoga positions for beginners can give you benefits that you might not think about. You might think you don’t need the basics once you feel you are at an intermediate level, or you might think the basics won’t help you because you are not flexible enough to “do yoga.” All levels of practitioners can benefit from basic yoga positions.
By introducing your Yoga students to the concept of energy conservation or Brahamacharya during class, you will offer them a framework within which to determine the intensity level of their own practice. Supporting your students in determining their own level of asana practice is important because we may not always be aware of a particular student’s physical or emotional challenges, especially not on a daily basis. In the context if a Yoga class, supporting your students in the practice of Brahmacharya is critical.
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If you are practicing Yoga on your own, you may wish to set aside a period of time after you have completed the active portion of your practice to rest in the spaciousness of your own being. Allowing you a dedicated period of time to meditate is one of the keys to establishing a regular meditation practice. If you meditate at approximately the same time everyday and in the same area of your home, the meditative energy will begin to build, and this energy will enable you to more easily dissolve into the light of Shiva residing in your own heart.
Yoga is one of the easiest and best ways for us to look after our physical wellbeing. The reason for this is that yoga exercises are so incredibly simple that they can be performed by even the most out of shape person and the more regularly you exercise the healthier you become. Yoga is also an efficient way of releasing stress and tension. During our normal workdays certain blockages develop around the body and that’s results in a number of vital organs not getting enough oxygen and other nutrients they need to function efficiently. Yoga designed to stretch different muscle groups in a particular ways that will remove these blockages from the body and the blood flow will bring all the oxygen and other nutrients to all body organs.
Many students practice yoga as a way to relax and find the benefit of inner peace. In fact, it is catching on so much that many students and young people use this discipline. However, for others, it takes convincing. Luckily, when explaining these four benefits of yoga, a person can excite students and convince them to give it a try.
There is no doubt that we have been making mistakes on the mental plane, that we have ignored the mind; and this is how we have become sick and unhappy. When we take to the path of Yoga, the most important thing for us is the spirit, then the mind, and then the body. In the materialistic philosophy, body is alpha and omega, but in Yogic philosophy, body is not the first and last. This physical body is not everything; it is just a small portion of our infinite existence. We have to maintain this body correctly, but not through medicines, tranquilizers, and nutritious food alone. We have to supplement right thinking, philosophy, principles, and beliefs. More than that, we have to develop the art of Dhyana Yoga, wherein the eyes are closed, but the mind is expanding and becoming more and more brilliant – more aware. Where this little world of name and form alone is not there – but where the infinite existence is before us in an ever expanding vision of universal life.
Holistic is perhaps the best term to define yoga. The practice is one that incorporates physical, mental, and spiritual health all into one big bundle of joy. If you are ready to embark on an activity to improve overall good health, you will find that nothing else can stand up to the completeness of the yoga package.