Yogasana

The word Asana literally means a posture. Out of the innumerable asanas a body can assume, 84 have been identified as Yogasanas, through which one can transform the body and mind into a possibility for ultimate well-being. 

Yogasanas are not exercises, but rather very subtle processes to manipulate one’s energy in a particular direction. By consciously forming the body into a certain posture, one creates a conducive passage for energy flow that can elevate one’s consciousness. In an untrained state, the human body is a constant manifestation of various levels of compulsiveness. Yogasanas are a way of aligning the inner system and adjusting it to the celestial geometry, thereby becoming in sync with the existence and naturally achieving a chemistry of healthfulness, joyfulness, blissfulness, and above all balance. 

Benefits of Yogasana

  1. Relief of chronic health conditions
  2. Evolution of body and mind towards a higher possibility
  3. Stabilization of the body, mind, and energy system
  4. Deceleration of the aging process
    • Cardiovascular efficiency increases 
    • Weight normalizes
    • Immunity  and endurance increases
    • Anxiety and Depression decreases
    • Musculoskeletal flexibility increase
    • Attention, Concentration improves
    • Somatic & Kinesthetic awareness increases

Sadhguru talks about Yogasana

Practice Requirements

Age 14+

Intensity – Medium

No previous experience necessary

Duration Initial – 15 hours (5 sessions, 3 hours each). All sessions are required.

Duration Review – Attend 5th session only.

Empty Stomach Requirement:

o   Meals should be consumed 4 hours before class

o   Snacks can be consumed 2.5 hours before class

o   Beverages can be consumed at least 1.5 hours before class

 

Precautions

  • Pregnant women or individuals with hernia should not practice Yogasana.  Consult a physician before practicing if you have the following conditions:
    • Back, neck, hip, or leg disease
    • Injury
    • Artificial joint replacement
    • Heart disorder