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caat912010-07-04 12:52:42 +0000 #1
I was looking in the library that is in mi town and i found a book called " A Complete guide to understanding and practsing Yoga", in this book the have a sequence of postures, i want to know what you think about it.

Pavanmuktasana

Tadasana ( Mountain)

Padangusthasana

Vidhabhadrasana (warrior)

Trikonasana (Triangle)

Gumakhasana (Face of the cow)

Matsyasana (Fish)

Adho Mukha Svanasana ( Dog)

Bhujangasana (Cobra)

Marsyendrasana (Spinal Twist)

Paschimottanasana (Forward Bend)

Mukasana

Baddha Konasana ( The Cobbler's Posture)

Savasana (Corpse Posture)

what do you think about it?

The book dont say to much about for how long should I be in each posture can you suggest me the time?
Pandara2010-07-04 13:04:22 +0000 #2
Namaste,

there is nothing wrong with the series, but personally it is not how i would have followed or structured them. The way you structure your flow of asanas is a very personal thing and the method of learning that is to be with a teacher who can impart his/her knowledge of a yoga flow on you. From there you will find that after a while you start to feel how it should flow for yourself.

I am a strong believer in "feeling" the flow of one asana to the next. On many occassions I have worked out a flow, but the moment i start with the programme I'll start to feel that I need this asana now or more of this one and less of that one. So, sometimes I would hold a asana for 10 breaths, but next time that same asana I'll hold only for about 4 breaths. There is now fixed guidelines.

About holding asanas: This depends on where you are, how well you progressed and how you feel at that moment. My advice feel your way through this and start to develop an inner feeling for what next.

Good luck.
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 12:58:00 +0000 #3
Hello my friend.

Start your practice.

Let's discuss it further when you can share something you feel from it.

In the meantime, 3 slow smooth breaths on each side then the next.

Ten still minutes in Savasana.

Omit the fish pose and modify Paschimotanasana by placing a bolster or folded blanket behind your knees.

Namaste.

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