9 Things to Get ready for Yoga practice !!

Women practicing yoga in a class

Prepare your day to kick start Yoga practice


1. Personal Cleanliness – an important prerequisite for Yogic practice. It includes cleanliness of surroundings, body and mind.


2. Calm Environment: Yogic practice will be more beneficial if performed in a calm and quiet atmosphere with a relaxed body and mind.


3. NO Fullness: Yogic practice should be done on an empty stomach or light stomach. Consume small amount of honey in lukewarm water if you feel weak.


4. Be light: Bladder and bowels should be empty before starting Yogic practices.


5. Soft Platform: A mattress, Yoga mat or folded blanket should be used for the practice.


6. Loose cloths: Light and comfortable cotton clothes are preferred to facilitate easy movement of the body.


7. No Sickness: Yoga can be avoided in state of exhaustion, illness, in a hurry or in acute stress conditions.


8. Check with Doctor: In case of chronic disease/ pain/ cardiac problems, a physician or a Yoga therapist should be consulted prior to performing Yogic practices.


9. Safe Practice: Yoga experts should be consulted before doing Yogic practices during pregnancy and menstruation.

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