A LETTER FROM THE STREAM OF YOGA PRACTICES
VISHAL KUMAR MISHRIA, YOGA INSTRUCTOR AT SOORIYA WELLNESS AND YOGA CENTER
Dear Readers, First of all I would like to congratulate TNM on completing four years in the business with this anniversary issue. May we both progress together.
This article is in connection with the practices of yoga and for this relationship we need to rely on the sources of three practices which are physical (asana), mental (breathing), and intellectual practices (dhyan). These are also included in the Holy Scriptures and old traditional texts.
I present to you some insight of my practice and a few suggestions for anyone who might be thinking of starting out with you.
Yoga is a way of addition. Body, and breathing being the sole sustainers of these movements and stillness is what makes a yoga practice full filling and satisfying.
There are three aspects of these practices, for the most common understanding.
• Building strength
• Calming the mind
• To actualize the existence, advance yogic practices relying fully on scriptures and a competent teacher.
Yoga is such a vast topic, it is difficult to pick a thread to start. It isn’t uncommon for the majority of readers to generalize the understanding of yoga as asanas or posture practices, and it would be a little inconvenient to start with. The world of yoga postural practice is vast and if you were to start somewhere it would be the Surya namaskar. Others include: supine practice, prone practice, sitting practice, and standing practices.
YOGA WILL IMPROVE HEALTH WITH GREAT CHANCES OF RECOVERY FOR PHYSICAL AILMENTS AND ILLNESSES LIKE DIABETES, JOINTS ISSUE AND BACK ISSUES AND MANY MORE.
Through the experiences of masters of yoga initially practice with:
Start with abdominal practices, practices for lungs, and end with some sitting practices.
For a few months, the beginners should learn to release contractions of the mind, cleansing of joints, circulation of blood with the rise of heat will purify blood and its circulations.
Yoga will improve health with great chances of recovery for physical ailments and illnesses like diabetes, joints issue and back issues and many more.
The 1st objective of practicing yoga is to achieve a fit body and this is how some people understand yoga. With time individuals can achieve greater goals with higher levels of practices, as the body will get prepared in accordance to your practices.
In my classes, I suggest beginners to not overdo things. Start slow and observe the responses of your body. You should not push your body past its limits but you should definitely push yourself. One should understand their breathing in
POSTURES, stick to one of them,
a) Let breath RUN naturally, pay attention to IT.
b) Concentrate or watch the path of inhalation.
c) Witness the path of exhalation.
d) Breath with effort, fast or slow pace of breath in comparison to natural breath. Not to get confused with them, find where you find yourself in RHYTHM. All are right, as all are dimensions of BREATH.