How to correctly perform Yoga Asanas?
Asanas are one of the pillars of yoga, doing them correctly is a matter of practice and a good teacher. And is that as in any teaching the teacher is an essential part of learning, it is who will give you the necessary instructions to perform each posture correctly (technique, muscles to work, etc.), who will help you to execute it, through variations or Tricks, as well as who will correct you and motivate you not to give into the possible difficulties that you find. This coupled with good motivation on your part will be the key to performing the asana that will lead you to the ultimate goal of yoga: the union of body and mind.
How to build asanas
According to the yoga sutras of Patanjali asana is a firm and comfortable posture that remains in immobility for some time. For this, it is necessary to:
- Attention, your own body, and the teacher. Follow all the indications that your instructor gives you and observe your body, the position of feet, legs, arms, body alignment, the effort it requires, etc.
- Once the posture is built it should be maintained for a while, at first, it will be a few seconds but gradually you will add time and maybe one day until you are meditating on the asana.
- When doing and undoing the asana it tries to realize slow and controlled movements.
- Do the posture as far as you can, if you notice discomfort do not continue and back to where you feel comfortable, it is better to go slowly but doing the asana correctly to force you, you will see how another day you will go further.
- And note, if you feel comfortable and with the calm mind while performing the asana is that you are doing well.
Benefits of running Asanas
Only by doing the asanas correctly will we get their beneficial effects. At first, you may find it impossible that it can have any effect beyond the pain of stretching muscles that were forgotten, but over time you will see its effectiveness.
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Each of the asanas produces effects, improves blood circulation, strengthens the immune system, etc. Thanks to:
- Exercise certain muscles and joints, which make us gain flexibility and movement.
- Stimulate the operation of various viscera and glands, thanks to the massage that we perform while performing the posture.
- It favors the activity of certain nerves and nervous plexuses
- Modifies the course of blood circulation, all or part of the body, for a few seconds.
And it is that during the practice of yoga many aspects of the body are worked, but to be able to notice them, it is important to do the asana, the most basic ones (mountain tadasana, Adho Mukha or dog looking down, balasana Or posture of the child, …) as the most advanced (parsva halasana or torsion, crow or posture on the head) is to perform correctly.
Good start to the week!