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Simple Yoga Tips By Sadhguru For Maximum Benefit

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Yoga tips by Sadhguru to derive maximum benefits out of doing yoga practices. Which yoga mat to use, best time to do yoga, how to breathe and more...

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Yoga / Yoga & Meditation

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Yoga Tips – Cotton or Rubber Yoga Mat?

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One should not wear socks when practicing yoga. In many postures, your heels and big toes need to actually touch. Sadhguru tells us that when doing yoga, it is very important to be in touch with the earth. He says - "If you can afford to do this, for maximum impact in hatha yoga, you must make a space with packed mud, clay, and use either a raw silk or cotton cloth – raw cotton, not sanforized – and do yoga on that".  Also, it is best to use cotton mat or raw silk mat when practicing yoga.

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Yoga Tips – Don’t Drink Water Between Your Practices

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Yoga increases ushna (heat) in the body. If you drink cold water between your practices, this will fall and cause various other reactions in the system. Your system will become susceptible to allergies and excess mucous. You should also not go to the washroom in between your practices. You should work out the water in the form of sweat. The level of purification is much higher when the water comes out as sweat.

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Yoga Tips – Be On An Empty Stomach For Your Yoga

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If you want to be healthy, it is essential that your colon is clean. If you do Hatha Yoga, you must make sure that you are not only on an empty stomach, but your bowels are also clear. If you want your energies to move upwards, then anything that is not naturally part of your system should be out. Only water is fine.

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Yoga Tips – Wear The Right Clothes

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Sadhguru tells us that when he did yoga as a young boy, they used to wear only a small loincloth. Traditionally in India people did not wear stitched cloth, so that the movement of energy does not get restricted. When practicing yoga, you should not wear synthetic clothing, the kind that athletes wear. It would be best to wear organic clothing - organic cotton, or raw silk. Also, before doing yoga practices, you should remove all objects from your body, especially metal.

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Yoga Tips – The Best Time To Do Yoga

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The best time to do the practice would be during the twilight or transition perdiods, the sandhya kalas (sunrise, noon and sunset). Also, because the yoga practices generate a certain ushna (heat) within the system, the practices should be done either before 8:30am or after 4:30pm. Sadhguru says "The Brahma Muhurta is the best time for you to do practices if you want to transcend your physical nature or know dimensions that we refer to as spiritual" (Brahma muhurtam is from 3:40am - 4:20am)

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Yoga Tips – How To Breathe While Doing Yoga

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You should never breathe through your mouth when doing yoga asanas. You should always breathe through your nasal passage. When doing asanas, don't push yourself to a point where you have to breathe through your mouth. You should breathe slightly deeper than normal. Sadhguru says - "If you remain in the full posture for one minute and there is no aberration in your breath or your pulse rate, it means your body is coming to ease. If it comes to such a state of ease, there will be no dis-ease".

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Yoga Tips – How To Make The Body Cooperate?

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Sadhguru tells us that every body is the way it is, and will behave a certain way, because of the karmic information that it has. You may notice that in certain asanas, the body does not bend. Sadhsguru says - "If you pay close attention to the body, you will see, in certain parts of the body, there is no experience, no sensation. There are blocks or gaps in the sensory process because of your karmic structure. Do not pay attention to such gaps. You cannot consciously fix them. Your effort should just be to create a conducive atmosphere within you. When you have done everything that you can do, just wait, without counting the time."

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Tips To Get The Most Out Of Yoga Practices

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Sadhguru gives a few tips and guidelines to follow to make the most out of your yoga practices. #1 Closed eyes - When doing asanas, keep your eyes closed; #2 Empty Stomach - While practicing asanas, you should be on an empty stomach; #3 Cold Water Dip; #4 Frequeny Of Practices; #5 Using Mirrors / Listening to Music - never use mirror or music when practicing; #6 Speaking - never speak when practicing.

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