Yoga - frequently asked questions and their answers


At what time of the day is better to practice yoga?

Best time to practice - a time when you do not have any worries.

Yoga - frequently asked questions and their answers

Of course, it is best to engage intensively in the morning; it gives a boost of energy throughout the day and evening to engage in the more soft program, to devote more time upside down postures. However, two times a day during the practice may find not everyone.

Beginners easier to engage in the evening, as the body more pliable, so many prefer to attend evening classes and do not like to come to the hall to work (for example, at 8 am). In any case, better to choose the same time every day, for example, engage in daily from 8 am to 9 am, or from 19 to 20, etc.

How often should I do?

Ideal - do every day at least 1 hour. This is sufficient to maintain health. When impossible to deal with every day, you will need to strive for rhythm three times a week. You can study only in the centre, but you can try to study at home at the agreed program with the teacher. It’s better to study three times a week for 30 minutes, than one time per week 1,5 hours. So important is the principle of regularity.

Do I need to somehow change their lifestyle habits to start practising yoga?

No, do not need. Our habits, nutrition, lifestyle, our thoughts and desires - all as we have shown themselves - is the result of our nature, which sometimes leaves much to be desired. Simply denying yourself something (e.g., smoking or eating dessert), we commit violence against themselves, as well as the work not with the cause of a phenomenon, but with the investigation. Doing yoga, you start to clean your nature, your body and mind through the implementation of asanas and Pranayama, thereby eradicating the true causes of any addiction. Yoga practice influences in such a way that a person does not want what was bad for him, such as smoking. We must begin to practice regularly, and life will necessarily change.

When can you eat/drink before and after classes?

Prior studies asanas can eat for 4 hours (normal meal) and 2 hours (light),. Following the practice of asanas should wait 20-30 minutes. If you do not, you can eat a lot more than usual. The too fast meal also violates the flow of energy in the body.

Drinking can be directly in front of the practice of asanas, but not during it. After practice, asanas can drink at once.

Before performing Pranayama is better not to drink anything (maybe a little hot/warm water), of course, nothing is. Following the practice of Pranayama, a meal should be no earlier than 40-60 minutes. Drink after the class can help immediately.

It should be noted that all of the above may vary depending on the individual characteristics of human digestion. For example, someone, and 4 hours feels that he ate an apple, and someone already 2 hours after a delicious dinner feels hungry.

Should / can I take a shower or bath before and after yoga?

Before classes well to take a shower (no bath), it is better not hot, but warm or cool. Do not pour cold, and even more ice water. After the lesson, the shower is justified only when there is strong perspiration. A hot bath or sauna is contraindicated to yoga and after lessons - negates the whole effect of the practice.

What are the recommendations on a diet? How to eat better, to advance in the practice of going faster?

When you start to work hard, the body is changing. It is essential that the food was varied and nutritious. It is better to use clean, fresh food, cooked with spices, which are natural food additives. There should be a normal amount of food intake to ensure that “construction material” for the body. Nutrition should depend on your constitution - on the one hand, and your lifestyle - on the other.

Very good use dairy products, cooked vegetables, rice. Tea and coffee in small quantities are not harmful. If you are accustomed to eating meat, do not try to immediately reject it. Engaged in regularly, after some time, the need for it in a natural way, diminish or disappear. Alcohol and smoking are really serious barriers to the practice of yoga, so you should strive for liberation from those addictions. Good, regular practices contribute to this.

Do you meditate?

Meditation - is not technology and the state. Following a special technique, you can come (or come) to this state. Chance of a spontaneous transition to this state of meditation under the influence of any external causes. Like that of meditation do not, it is possible to practice, which clears the mind so that this state comes. Our method - one of those practices.

Do you do Pranayama?

Performing Pranayama (work with the consciousness through controlled breathing) is the foundation of our practice, along with the implementation of Asan (postures). To begin to engage in Pranayama, need to strengthen the body and to stabilize the mind through the practice of asanas. If a man hunched back, chest “closed” area of the diaphragm clamped if the person can not relax, can not focus on an object, etc. - in all these cases, the practise of Pranayama will not allow development, and may even lead a negative impact. Therefore, we teach Pranayama only in the ground and an intensive class, i.e., at least after one year of regular classes asanas.