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Hiren2010-07-04 20:17:24 +0000 #1
While doing certain Asanas, my yoga teacher instructs about "watching the posture" and while doing Bhujangasana, he says to focus on the centre two places below the navel. Some yoga teachers stress on focussing at the stretching effect. Should not there be a standard pracitce of focusing on the breadth and the posture while doing all Asanas? Kindly let me know. Thanks. 20:25:41 +0000 #2
Breathing control and the correct posture is important and the rest will fallow.

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Pandara2010-07-04 20:45:09 +0000 #3
Hi Hiren,

You don't say how long have you been doing yoga so I shall assume you are a beginner to intermediate. The ideal would be that students are completely aware of every aspect of the asanas while doing it, i.e physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual aspect. But in reality most people can't be aware of all these aspects at once, their concentration is just too scattered. So what we as teachers do, we slowly get the student to concentrate on one aspect of the asana, in your case the awareness of Cobra pose is in the Svadhistana chakra, so your teacher draws your attention to the chakra. Gradually the teacher will ask his/her students to be aware for example of breath as well as the the corresponding chakra for the pose until the student has cultivate enough concentration to have full awareness of all aspects of the asana while doing it. You can imagine that this takes years to develop, and that the place of concentration will always differ from teacher to teacher and this is what makes yoga beautiful and unique. Point is eventually if you persist with your practice you will get to the same point where all yogis are - full awareness.

Hope this explains some of it to you.
lucastp_5322010-07-04 21:11:14 +0000 #4
if possible , keep looking at a mirror, or make sure that your body is exactly symetrical , make sure that ur body or muscles do not move and stay like a wood. this is how concentratiion is to be done. your body should be like the lingam (stone ) and not like a peice of flesh and blood.make sure that u relax ur body and not tighten ur muscles.



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