Yoga is the philosophical doctrine developed in India in about 500 BC. Based on moral principles, meditational techniques and a special type of physical training called Yoga which involves control of posture and respiration… it is said to bring about the right interaction, co-ordination of the mind and body.
Saaol Recommends These Five Different Groups of Practices.
1. Heart Rejuvenating Exercises(HRE)
2. Asans or Relaxing Postures.
3. Pranayama or Breathing exercises
4. Kayotsarg or Relaxation
5. Meditation: Preksha Dhyaan
6. Moral Teaching & Anupreksha
Training and Timing:-
The total duration of the daily practice of yoga should be about 40to minutes. However, meditation can be practiced for longer periods, if one desires.
Rules and Regulation:-
1. Regularity and punctuality in practice are essential.
2. The time fixed for practice should be maintained. Early morning hours are best suited for such types of practices because the bowels are clean and the stomach is empty.
For some people, evening hours are also suitable. At least 2 hours gap must be allowed between meals and practice.
3. If one needs a cup of coffee or tea or milk, it can be taken half an hour before the practice of asana. The ideal goal of its practitioner is is to stop tea and coffee completely.
4. Place: A clean and airy place without noise without the noise of disturbance is ideal for doing exercises and Asanas.
5. Dress: Comfortable, loose and a light dress is good for such practices.
6. Sleep: About 6 to 8 hours of sleep is required daily for an adult. If one goes to bed early, it will possible to have a sound sleep and to get up early in the morning. Then and only then does it become possible to maintain the proper timing for Yoga practice.
7. Rest: While doing Asans of one fell tired, he/ she should take rest. Never cross the limits of your capacity. Your capacity will increase slowly. After completion of the Asanas five minutes of kayotsarg (muscular relaxation) is necessary. After that meditation can be practiced.