Samstag, 9. Oktober 2010


Asanas are mainly carried out as static physical exercises, in example, postures in yoga, hatha yoga. Asana is the third stage of Raja Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga or Kriya Yoga) to Patanjali. The other seven stages of Raja Yoga are Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

Important in practice is the conscious way in the right breathing, conscious and deliberate dissolution of the holding asana. Yoga asanas should include in its management are two qualities: stability and well-being. It makes sense, especially for strengthening the muscles intended asanas or which prepare, the more difficult, dynamic run in the respiratory rhythm. Asanas are not just physical suppleness and vitality, but also a good body control. They harmonize body and mind.

Yoga asanas are based on experience and wisdom, which depends much more on it than on the practice to designate the different effects. One of the intended effect is to bring peace of mind flow. This can be done better, if not during practice it is spoken more than necessary. The asanas symbolize a "letting it happen" - the opposite of the usual exercises, which also healthy, mostly, but performance-oriented. In yoga it is basically not about power, desire and achieve success. Remember that Yoga is not a competition. to achieve the perfect external form of an asana is less important than to experience a spiritual quality. For example, to feel, that "I'm in order" and can take balancing burdensome thought by the middle. The student of Yoga should ideally be completely with him, maybe even close your eyes and not compare themselves with others.

2 Kommentare:

  1. Thanks for this article. We are running an Internal Yoga Arts workshop in Manchester which can compliment any yoga teacher or therapists work. See for details. You can read Steve's latest article in Yoga Magazine this month, too.

  2. I must say that this is very informative blog. I knew this yoga sutra when I had been to yoga ashram in India. You described it very well. Thank you so much for this nice blog.