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justwannabe2010-07-05 06:18:53 +0000 #1
I got some basic questions

What is the best time of day for your body/mind to do yoga and why?

How many times a week should you do yoga to change your posture

how long should a yoga session be

Thanks

seeker
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 06:26:56 +0000 #2
Hmmm suspicious series of questions Tubeseeker.

Are these questions you have been asked?

I suppose it doesn't matter.

In the morning the body is stiff but the mind fresh (this assumes yogic bedtime). So the asana practice in the a.m. needs to be crafted in such a way as to bring the body to life slowly. I personally would not do a frisky practice first thing. Power, flow, vinyasa, and Ashtanga practitioners perhaps would.

In the evening, the body is warm and loose but the mind is mushy. Thus the evening practice should be designed with this in mind. The body can really be worked as long as you're not asking the mind to do it's best stuff. Some might prefer the evening practice for jsut this reason. Less mind.

So there isn't a best time but rather a differing practice based on the alertness of the body and mind at these two different times of day.

You should do yoga practice 4.76 times per week in order to change the posture. This is a commonly affirmed sutra of Patanjali.

NO I'm kidding. Someone will actually read this and try to do yoga 4.76 times per week. What sort of change in posture my friend? How long has the current posture been used? That is how many decades did it take to get it where it is now? Different pustural issues would take different work for different amoutns of time.

And if the student has a crappy diet, doesn't eat properly, an goes to bed too late, it will take even longer.

How long should a session be? AS a teacher and practitioner I don't find much can be done in an hour. Though...if I'm doing my home practice I can center, warm up, do a few asanas, and have a savasana in an hour. IN a class setting it is not long enough and I prefer 75 minutes minimum, 90 prefered.
justwannabe2010-07-05 06:27:59 +0000 #3
IA, only serious questions from me. I just like to get opinions and information from people who have more experience. I am working on changing my overall posture, opening chest, pelvis, straightening back etc... I found when trying to do yoga EVERYDAY, and I just started this year, I was not always looking forward to it. I took a couple of weeks off, because I got sick, and the day I came back yoga was GREAT. I do some reading, have began eating much healthier, working on changing my mental outlook, etc.... but to do all of this everyday is quite a bit much so I am looking at taking it slower. BUT, the longer I do all of this the easier it will become, the more I will be used to it, the better I will feel, and the more I will enjoy it. I am just trying to find my balance in my routine and make sure I get some basics down cause life is all about the basics.

Thanks for the response.

seeker

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