A properly selected complex of asanas will help you achieve your goals and progress in yoga practice. There is no way to compose it with the teacher? Do it yourself, using the advice of our experts.
Whose yoga practice needs this?
Usually, those who practice for a long time and are actively engaged in independently think about compiling their own asana complexes. For beginners, as a rule, those sequences that the teacher gives in group lessons are enough. In addition, in the first months of classes it is more important for them to master the technique of performing asanas than to solve specific problems with them, for example, at the energy level.
What do you need to remember when composing an asanas complex for yourself?
Firstly, about the basic rules of independent practice. Secondly, about your well-being: some health problems require a special approach to practice.
“The main rule for any imbalances of a physical nature is to exclude asanas from practice that can worsen your condition,” says Nina Mel, an international class yoga teacher, author of the book “Yoga Energy” and the seminar “Methods for building practice programs.” – Say, if any kind of infection is present in your body, inverted asanas are contraindicated for you, as well as an overly intensive practice in general: it can weaken the immune system. During an exacerbation of any gastrointestinal problems, twisting and asanas on the press are prohibited. For problems with the heart and blood vessels – intense strength elements and complex inverted asanas that increase blood and intracranial pressure. “
In order for the practice of yoga to bring maximum benefits, it is also worth choosing it, taking into account your type of constitution.
* For Kapha-type people, Nina Mel recommends paying special attention to the active workout and the dynamic way of performing asanas.
* For Vata-type people, according to Nina Mel, the most effective are static exercises that increase muscle density, and also contribute to the development of greater emotional stability, internal discipline and concentration.