Quick Yoga Tips
What You Need to Know
• The time most suitable for Yoga is in the morning before breakfast when the mind is calm and fresh and the movements can be done with ease and vitality.
• The most important things you’ll need to get started – as they say – are a big heart and a small ego.
• A person must seek a place of quietude, which is well ventilated, free from dust, insects, unpleasant smell, draught, and moisture. There should be no distraction whatsoever.
• You must empty your bowels and bladder, clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus, consume a glass of lukewarm water and then begin the exercises after 15 minutes.
• Always remember that you should begin with the easy postures and then proceed to the difficult ones. One must follow the graded steps of Yoga.
• In the beginning, all movements should be practiced lightly and you must cease to go further if fatigue shows.
• Yoga must pep up and not impart weariness and despondency.
• Periods of relaxation are advisable if a particular exercise proves to be tiring.
• Yoga trainers recommend a balanced diet (sattwik). There should be an interval of 4 hours between meals.
• The ratio for the composition of meals should be:
grains and cereals 30% of the calorific value
dairy products 20%
nuts remaining 5%
• Regarding the quantity of food, it should be moderate (mitahara), only that which satisfies one’s appetite.
• One should avoid overeating, fasting or eating once a day. Stale or non-nutritious food, you know, is harmful.
• The clothing should be loose and as scanty as possible, because maximum amount of the skin should be exposed to air.
• Form-fitting cotton/Lycra pants and shirts are the best.
• The breathing should be long and deep. The mouth should be closed and inhale and exhale only through the nose.
• Always take a mat of kusa or any other grass or hay for sitting postures.
• For lying postures use a woollen carpet, and spread a clean sheet over it.
• You can check out some other , like Yoga belt, foam blocks, Yoga pillows and rubber mats.