The most common mistakes in yoga practice and methods for their elimination
1. Pain (pain). One of the most common mistakes in the practice of beginners. It arises from the desire to perform a complex asana as beautifully as on a template (picture), and when the level of natural flexibility is not enough, then to copy this pose, a novice puts pressure on the body, on its shape. With systematic practice with pain, there is an unwillingness to engage (internal protest), and a struggle begins with oneself, an internal conflict, when the body says “I don’t want, it hurts me!”, And the consciousness orders: “It is necessary!” The consequence of this work is a general deterioration in flexibility and aversion to exercise. Some centers of “yoga”, such as Iyengar yoga, (in this case, the word “yoga” is in quotation marks due to the apparent discrepancy between the concept and real practice) use a tricky move: after practicing asanas with pain, right there in the center it is suggested (for a fee) to go to the masseur and relieve pain !!! Great invented, immediately cripple, and then treat! “All this would be funny when it were not so sad.” In addition to the above, in this case the fundamental principle of yoga is ignored – achims or non-violence, incl. and to your body. Stereotypes laid down by parents and society are working. Often, to negotiate with someone, to convince someone, the principle of force pressure is applied. And the same “proven” principle is transferred to the practice of yoga. What if the body does not want to bend? Stereotypically push, force, force, but this is not yoga! This is violence. The yoga method teaches you to negotiate with the body in a good way, when due to relaxation, removal of effort in the asana, the body acquires the ability to deepen in shape without violence and pain, flexibility increases spontaneously, naturally, at an optimal speed.
Methods of elimination. Take a short break in classes (1-3 days, until the sensations in the painful areas disappear completely). During this period, it is necessary to rethink the practice, acknowledge the mistakes, and re-start the classes taking into account past experience, accordingly adjusting the practice, replacing difficult asanas for you with simpler ones, and not worry about perfect execution of the form, but use the universal principle: “perform asana as will succeed ”, paying all attention to minimizing efforts and feelings.