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justwannabe2010-07-05 10:41:39 +0000 #1
Hubert brought somethign to my attention and I dont know if my questions relate to the thread so I will make another.

I know the best time to meditate is whenever we can and the best time for yoga is the same. But given all things being Ideal, when would be the best time for us to do certain yoga things? It would make since to me that it would be beneficial to do most of our stretching in the evening since the body is more pliable and looser. Also, since we are in repair stage when we rest if our postures are done shortly before then we go to sleep then we can sleep with good alingment and out body can repair and correct the posture eaiser? but if we did poses in the morning then our day would wreck the work we have done so we go into sleep/repair mode with bad alingments so our body is healed in bad alignment? and since our mind is quieter in the morning it would be easier to center ourselves for meditation whiile our body was repaired the night before which will make the mediation easier because we are more aligned? ANd then the begining of the day would give us the mental outlook to carry ourselves through the day? Did I mumble too much, anyone got any insight into this?

thanks

seeker


yogiforlife2010-07-05 10:54:11 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by tubeseeker



Hubert brought somethign to my attention and I dont know if my questions relate to the thread so I will make another.

I know the best time to meditate is whenever we can and the best time for yoga is the same. But given all things being Ideal, when would be the best time for us to do certain yoga things? It would make since to me that it would be beneficial to do most of our stretching in the evening since the body is more pliable and looser. Also, since we are in repair stage when we rest if our postures are done shortly before then we go to sleep then we can sleep with good alingment and out body can repair and correct the posture eaiser? but if we did poses in the morning then our day would wreck the work we have done so we go into sleep/repair mode with bad alingments so our body is healed in bad alignment? and since our mind is quieter in the morning it would be easier to center ourselves for meditation whiile our body was repaired the night before which will make the mediation easier because we are more aligned? ANd then the begining of the day would give us the mental outlook to carry ourselves through the day? Did I mumble too much, anyone got any insight into this?

thanks

seeker

I concur with most of what you said. The exception for me is when I plan to do a lot of physical activity during the day, I then find it helpful to do my yoga session early, before, to get everything stretched, I find it helps to prevent the risk of injury. I also feel that it helps for preventing stiff and sore muscles the following day.
teresa2010-07-05 11:22:39 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by tubeseeker



Hubert brought somethign to my attention and I dont know if my questions relate to the thread so I will make another.

I know the best time to meditate is whenever we can and the best time for yoga is the same. But given all things being Ideal, when would be the best time for us to do certain yoga things? It would make since to me that it would be beneficial to do most of our stretching in the evening since the body is more pliable and looser. Also, since we are in repair stage when we rest if our postures are done shortly before then we go to sleep then we can sleep with good alingment and out body can repair and correct the posture eaiser? but if we did poses in the morning then our day would wreck the work we have done so we go into sleep/repair mode with bad alingments so our body is healed in bad alignment? and since our mind is quieter in the morning it would be easier to center ourselves for meditation whiile our body was repaired the night before which will make the mediation easier because we are more aligned? ANd then the begining of the day would give us the mental outlook to carry ourselves through the day? Did I mumble too much, anyone got any insight into this?

thanks

seeker

I have found I am much better at doing sun salutations in the morning and any asana that requires deep stretching in the evening. Not only am I much looser in the evening but I find sun salutations first thing in the morning gives me more energy to start my day. I am naturally more of an evening person and actually do better with meditation in the late afternoon or evening.
yogiforlife2010-07-05 11:25:59 +0000 #4
Just wanted to add something I forgot to mention about my own practice. I have had several really good sessions first thing in the morning but they were literally first thing. I would get up and eat like a banana or something small like and start right away and the resulting session went quite well. I was not nearly as open as I usually am later in the day but my arms and shoulders were not burning like they tend to do in the mornings. This is rare for me but as I remember it I was pressed for time and was doing something very physical for the rest of the day and felt the Yoga was a must to prepare myself for it.

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