Yoga Asanas - How it works!
Posted: Sunday, December 05th, 2010 | Posted by: vijay sj | Views: 15152
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HOW DOES YOGASANA WORK?

Asanas or yoga postures work mainly on the endocrine and nervous systems. Since both the systems are inter-related, the effects produced on these two reflect on the other systems as well.

In fact, regular practice of Yogasana helps in controlling various diseases and improving physical fitness by easing the flow of pranic (life force) energy to the whole body.

Key Benefits:

It improves flexibility of various joints by removing stiffness,

It increases immunity

It tones up the functioning of various organs including kidneys, lungs, heart, intestine, liver and skin.

It also helps in breaking down excess fat and increases blood circulation.

It increases the coronary blood flow, oxygen assimilation

TIPS FOR PROPER PRACTICE OF ASANAS

POINTS TO REMEMBER

  1. Asanas should be practiced by individuals depending on age, capacity and the diseases to be treated.
  1. They should be performed on an empty stomach (at least a couple of hours after a meal)
  1. Develop a habit of drinking water before and after the practice, and if required even during practice.
  1. Maintain the asana posture with ease as long as possible and gradually increase the time.
  1. If unable to retain the posture for long, repeat it several times to make it easier.
  1. Avoid jerky movements while assuming or releasing the posture.
  1. Perform slowly and steadily without any strain.
  1. Start with the simple postures and then take up the more difficult ones.
  1. The final position should be maintained with deep and slow breathing.
  1. The time limit of retaining the final posture depends on one's capacity, which could be increased gradually.
  1. Understand the purpose of each asana so that while retaining it, concentration can be bestowed on the goal.


A.K. Naveen
Yoga Trainer
TAPOVAN YOGA KENDRA
5-60 Manipal Cross Road, Alevoor, Guddeangadi
UDUPI 574133
PHONE: 0820 - 3200851

www.naveenyoga.com
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