Yoga is a form of meditation where the body yields unimaginable source of energy towards superfluous activities. It can boost immunity; remove stress and strain simply through ‘Yoga Asana’ in a short span of time. Many experts in the field believe that Yoga has that immense source of power which can heal any type of disease and can cure the incurables too. For example, a 30 minute round of Hatha Yoga which can be termed as one form of active yoga can burn up to 150 calories, exactly what you would get through Water aerobics, just simpler. Yoga has that unique power to make the body feel light provided you do it right.
Yoga, like any form of exercise has its own set of rules and regulations which must be followed with utter sincerity to yield more powerful results. But at the same time, you must also reduce the risk of injury to the body. You should neither underestimate the difficulty levels of Asanas nor overestimate what you can do. There must be a balance in what you see and what you can achieve. If done right, Yoga can enhance overall strength, flexibility and muscle endurance in a very short span of time. Here are some of the rules and regulations you must abide by to remain fit and active with the help of Yoga –
Professional Guidance is a must
When it comes to doing Yoga at home, you must consider having a trainer or don’t do at home. Try joining some societies where the trainer might be available. Yoga, being the more controlled form of exercise, requires controlled guidance from any trainer who can put the lid when required. But often people tend to ignore such warnings and end up getting injured and most injuries occur to the lumbar vertebrae, neck, shoulder, knees and ankles. Certainly you can avoid that by having a professional guidance with you at all times.
Have a proper time and place daily for Yoga
The best thing about Yoga is that you don’t need to have fancy equipment and all you need is a clear area with good breathing space and proper ventilation. You must feel at peace with that place and it should be daily at that place only so that the routine does not get disturbed. Yoga is all about routine and perseverance and daily change of place would severely affect the outcome.
Do have the Yoga equipment ready for use
Yoga asana should neither be done on a spongy surface nor on a bare ground considering the amount of cushion does it provide. Hence it is suggested to have a Yoga mat with you daily to complement the meditation process. It protects the body from direct contact with the dust and other Material which might affect the meditation processes. You should also consider a rolled blanket or bolster to support yourself for certain asanas. A yoga block helps with an asana like the utthita parsvakonasana or side angle pose which needs you to stretch towards the ground. Yoga straps are also helpful to hold the poses for longer durations whilst using them as extensions. For instance, in the or cow face pose you need to reach over your back and clasp your hands at the back. Here straps can become useful for reaching all the way hand, allowing you to maintain the pose for longer.
Complain of pain during asanas and don’t ignore it
Many people do not complain of the pain occurring whilst doing the asanas and they think this to be very usual and casual. But this happens when you push your limits pretty hard and don’t respond to the limits of your body. You must complain of any such pain or injury immediately to your trainer so that you get complete medical attention.
Learn about the Asanas very well according to your body
It is important to learn about the asanas before going over to do it or else it might ruin the body. Yoga poses have impacts on the internal organs and physiological parameters of the body. Even if they are good for overall growth, you must know about the impacts of certain asanas on different parts of the body for better impacts.