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Frequently asked questions about yoga.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is physical exercise!

Yoga is knowledge!

Yoga is the worship and Love.

But yoga is much more than this.

If You think yoga is to sit on nails, swallow fire and be able to get off the ground, to some extent You are right. Because as you practise yoga arise for many unusual phenomena and abilities, which in this yoga are considered to be side effects and they are not given much importance, because they are not the objective.

Yoga – it’s science. Science, which for thousands of years studying the Body, Breath, Mind, Memory, Intellect, Ego and our True self. This knowledge is not in schools, not institutions. And this science opens each for himself. How to maintain enthusiasm, Love, Naturalness, to cope with fear, hatred, anger, and to understand where all of this – It’s Yoga.

Yoga – it is harmony. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit root “ug”, which means harmony and unity. Harmony of body, mind and soul.

Yoga – it is the understanding that everything is dynamic, that every moment is new, while depression – it’s a static vision of life.

To determine the only correct way is also impossible as to argue that anyone involved will experience the same sensations. Heart, brain, and other organs elect their way, which, however, leads to a common goal. About the benefits of yoga written a lot of books now available for purchase at any store. But how much would You have not read the books, You won’t know what yoga is, not having experienced it. The only answer: you Need to go and do .

What is Asana?

The poses in yoga are called “ASANA” in Sanskrit means “the worship of the body”, “a conscious position of the body”, in other words – dynamic and static physical exercises that are done consciously with a nice effort, without undue stress and jerks in combination with breathing and feeling your body.

Asana has evolved over centuries to work on every muscle, nerve and gland in the body. During the execution of the asanas, the human body takes shape, resembling a variety of creatures. Asanas are the names of animals, birds, plants, insects, for example: the Lotus (Padma), fish (Matsya), Heron (tank), dog (Schwan), camel (Ustra), etc.

Pranayama – it is the control of breathing, control of, involving the management of all respiratory functions: breath (the Park), rechaka (exhaling) and the breath (kumbhaka). The doctrine presupposes that human life is not measured by the number of days and number of breaths. Slow and deep breathing strengthens the respiratory system, calms the nerves and relaxes desires, contributing to the release and concentration of the mind.

Yoga and the escape from reality. Is this true?

I.e. You want to know: is it possible to hammer in nails a microscope? Of course, you can. Yoga even in this extremely limited version gives positive results. Slim figure, flexibility, health, and age-dependent youth – is that Hatha yoga can give to everyone.

The lessons cover all the components of classic Hatha yoga-asanas, pranayama, relaxation exercises, stretching, dynamic and static systems, given the right information about nutrition, cleansing techniques, about the energy structure of man.

Physical training is optional. The age from which and to which you can practice yoga, unlimited. Plus yoga is that mastering it goes from simple to complex, it is designed for any novice physical condition.

Where did you learn your instructors?

Groups are taught by experienced instructors who were trained at the School of yoga “Wings of Perfection”, themselves have long been practiced and taught yoga to children and adults. All instructors have higher education. There are specialists with higher and secondary medical, psychological education.

What is the age of the students? Are there any contraindications?

Our instructors are engaged to each individually, considering all the peculiarities of human health, even if the group – 30. If You have any chronic disease or you have recently had surgery, it is better to inform your instructor.

Everyone is engaged in the best of their ability. 80-year-old and 25-year-old, sick and healthy, prepared or not, equally learning to feel your limits, don’t force yourself, but not to be lazy.

What you should bring to class? What is the attire?

Yoga is best enjoyed in a comfortable shape, preferably made of natural, cotton fabrics. On the feet it is better to have socks or gym shoes, sport shoes not required.

How to do yoga, that there have been changes in health status?

First of all, Yoga – it is a discipline.

In order to learn something in life, you need the right discipline under the proficient guidance and some time. Thanks to this discipline the habit to a different lifestyle and a different view on himself and the world in General, comes unwavering stability and confidence in everyday life.

The main thing — practice yoga daily at the same time and not to miss classes. If You will be treated to yoga is not serious and can neglect the lessons, the results outstanding will not.

And don’t expect to see result immediately. You may not even notice what happened to You change, but it will be obvious to others. Don’t be surprised if colleagues will start showering You with compliments, hand weights will indicate weight loss, and You will feel the harmony and ease.

How much time should pass after eating before practicing yoga?

You have to do it on an empty stomach. After taking light food (fruit, vegetables, cereals, dairy products) must be at least 1.5-2 hours, and after a hearty meal (meat, fish) – not less than 4 hours. You can drink directly in front of the class but not during class. Review General principles of nutrition .

I do after work in the evenings. Is it possible after class, dinner, or better to abandon the evening meal?

After study and pranayamas (breathing exercises) usually is not desirable, and you can drink immediately. And better to listen to your body. one must learn to distinguish hunger from appetite, desire to eat the “company” or chat at the table with loved ones. If you still have no way to resist – dairy products, fruits, vegetables not earlier than 30 minutes after the end of classes. Review General principles of nutrition .

I heard that after yoga it is better not to take a shower and do not use the sauna. Is this true and why?

After class shower is justified only in the event You sweating. But the occupation is reduced as You lose some energy, which “pazaragiris”, practicing yoga. It is good to take a shower before practice (warm or cool), hot tub or sauna BEFORE – is contraindicated, and after school – would nullify the whole effect of practice.

What time of day is best to do?

It is best to do early in the morning before Breakfast after a morning shower and a Cup of warm water (with lemon juice or cranberries) to all-day energy, cheerfulness and good mood OR evening to relax and relieve stress after work. Early in the morning to do more difficult due to the stiffness of the body, but the mind is fresh, the evening of the same body more pliable, and doing asanas passes with more ease than in the morning.