• Basic rules & etiquette for Yoga
  • Before starting to practise asanas, the bladder should be emptied and the bowels should be evacuated.
  • Asanas come easier after taking a bath. After doing them, it is desirable to bathe some fifteen minutes later.
  • Taking a bathe/shower both before and after practicing asanas refreshes the body and mind. It is better to take cold shower after practice it.
  • Though asanas should be done on an empty stomach, if this is difficult, a cup of tea/coffee/milk may be taken before doing them.
  • Allow at least 3 to 4 hours to elapse after a heavy meal before starting the practice.
  • Food may be taken after half an hour after yoga practice.
  • The best time for yoga practice is auspicious dawn (very early morning) or late in the evening.
  •  In the morning the mind is calm, composed and fresh.
  • Asanas should be done in a clean airy place, free from insect and noise.
  • No undue strain should be felt in the facial muscles or any other parts of the body.
  • Do not exert and over strain while remaining in the posture.
  • In the beginning, keep the eyes open. When you are perfect in a particular asana you can keep your eyes closed.
  • During asana practice, breathing should be done through the nostrils only.
  • Exhale while bending forward and inhale while moving backwards.
  • After completing the practice of asanas, lie down in savasana for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Avoid asanas during the menstrual period. Some asanas are beneficial, if they are done under the guidance of the experienced teacher.
  • Relax for 10 to 15 seconds at least after each asana.
  • Wear comfortable clothes for practicing yoga.
  • First begin with easy poses and thereafter you can advance to the tough ones.
  • Do not practice yoga on the bear floor. Always use yoga mat/thick bed sheet/folded blanket for Yoga.
  • Before you start Yoga, clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus.