Practical advices


Conditions: A building needs solid base to defy time. Solid bases in yoga are Yama and Niyama. By their help a person is formed as a harmonic personality. Without them yoga practice is just gymnastics. Discipline, persistence and constancy are required.

Cleanliness: You must empty your bladder and guts before practice.

Bathing: Asanas are easily done after a shower/tub. You would better not wash your body after practice, but if you feel your skin clammy or if it has bitter taste, have a shower 15-20 minutes later. This will refresh your body and mind.

Food: You would better practice on an empty stomach. If you have eaten something it should have been 4 hours before the practice. You are allowe to eat an hour after the practice.

Time: The best time is in the morning or in the evening. In the morning it is harder to do asanas because the body is rigid, but the mind is fresh. In the evening its esprit decreases and the body becomes more plastic. Morning practice helps us to concentrate, while evening practice removes fatigue, tension and refreshes the body.

Place: Do not practice after being in the sun for a long time. The place should be quiet, with fresh air, without insects, with flat floor and you need a good map.

Clothing: Comfortable. Cotton is recommended or another material that breathes.

Warnings: During practice, tension in the face muscles, years, eyes or difficulty in breathing should not be felt.

In the beginning you can keep your eyes opened, but when you learn how to do the asanas you can try to keep them closed. Thus you will be able to regulate your body movements.
The body should be active, while the brain should stay passive, but awake and alert at the same time, thus you will be able to find the mistakes that you are making.
Breathing takes place only through the nose, without keeping your breath while in an asana.
Shavasana (dead pose) should be done for 10-15 minutes at the end of the practice to remove the fatigue.
People who suffer from vertigo or high blood pressure should not do Shirshasana (head posture).
All the forward bending asanas are good for people with low or high blood pressure.
These who suffer from pus in the ears or detached retina should not do inverted asanas.
Practice during menstruation is not recommended and in no case inverted asanas.
Pregnants can do all the asanas during the first three months and after that only the appropriate ones. Pranayama is allowed but without kumbhaka. After birth yoga can be practiced in three months.
When doing something wrong you feel disturbance and discomfort.
The right way of doing asanas leads to ease, fresh mind and body.
Prolonged practice changes one`s outlook, and he disciplines himself.
Asanas, while done, show the different forms of life – from the lowest insects to the perfect creatures.
During practice your mobile phone should be turned off or left in the dressing room; you should better not be late for practice; dialogues during practice are not allowed