How to practice yoga at home: a guide that will introduce you to the world of Yoga exercises to do at home. Yoga breathing and relaxation techniques.
That ofyogait is an ancient art capable of makingbenefitsboth to the body and to the mind. There are dozens of scientific evidence to support the multiple benefits of yoga, so much so that this practice can be considered a powerful natural wellness remedy. Theyogait is at the top of the holistic disciplines and is truly within everyone's reach: it can also be practiced at home. Our guide,like practicing yoga at home, absolutely does not want to be a point of arrival in your approach to the world of yoga, but rather a stimulus, a starting point that can lay the foundations forpractice yoga at home.
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Breathing in yoga
Before starting topracticing yoga indoors, you have to master yoga breathing techniques and basic yoga postures. In yoga practice, the most used breathing techniques are two:
- deep breathing
- breath of fire
The techniques ofyoga breathingwe do not need them only during the exercises. When we are under stress, we can give ourselves a mental break so that we stop atto breathe.
Deep breathing, in a moment of stress, has a calming, relaxing effect and clears the mind by bringing a breath of inner awareness; attention, not everything comes suddenly, self-awareness is acquired through meditation and the yoga exercises themselves. Someexercises for doing yoga at homewhich will teach you to breathe by performing the basic yoga positions, are available on the page entitledYoga Breathing Exercises. The article will show you how to assume the rock position, a basic asana.
Mantra and yoga: phrases that heal
In the practice ofKundalini yogait is often recommended to precedeyoga exercisesFrom onerecitation of a mantra. Repeat certain phrases, it would help to stabilize the body and to tune in with one's inner guidance, with one'sIdeep.
Betweenmantramore used than I recommend to recite between one sequence of yoga exercises at home, there is"Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo", this mantra is a reminder of one's ownInner guidanceand means "I call the Universal Spirit, I call the ever present guide ".
As well as breathing, movements and postures, also imantra yogamust be used correctly. When you emit the sound "ng", concentrate on the eyebrows and repeat the Mantra, hearing it at the navel that comes slightly closer to the spine to the sound of Ong's elongated "o". At first the sound of your voice will not seem natural to you, on the contrary, it will be artificial ... it means that you have to practice again until the whole Mantra takes on a completely natural sound.
Asana: photos, cards and illustrations
Like any practice that affects our body, so tooyoganeeds expert guides to check the correct execution of the various positions (asanas), however, those who do not want to engage in private lessons can take advantage of photos of the asanas, descriptive cards and detailed instructions found on the web or in specialized manuals.
For a more careful learning of theasana, rather than wandering the web, I recommend purchasing a textbook containing illustrations and instructions. Among the various books on the market I recommend “Yoga. Manual for home practice “, created just for those who wantpracticing yoga indoorsin full autonomy. The manual does not represent afirst flouringas well as our guide: the manual contains the key to correctly assume the 12 basic yoga positions, you will not only be shown the final position but also the various steps to be able to assume it. The basic asanas are associated with related exercises aimed at exploiting the benefits of yoga.
When you have familiarized and mastered the basic positions of yoga, you can devote yourself to learning other positions and exercises through the use of more dispersive texts. Equally valid is the book "Yoga, a small guide to positions, exercises, breathing and meditation”But it is a very concentrated text that risks being too dispersive, especially for those who approach yoga at home with too much enthusiasm! :) This second book contains 60 illustrated cards of yoga positions for meditation, breathing, strengthening, relaxing or stretching the muscles. It is very useful but I recommend purchasing it only after having finished and mastered the 12 asanas of the previous manual.
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