Saturday, September 19, 2009

HOW TO PRACTICE DYNAMIC YOGA


HOW TO PRACTICE


Do not practice dynamic yoga on a full stomach. It is best to wait two to three hours after eating before beginning a program. Choose a time in the day when you will not be interrupted or distracted: you need to be able to give your full attention to practicing the asanas. It is important to be comfortable, and the clothing you wear when doing dynamic yoga must be flexible and able to breath. The fabrics that work best are cotton blend.
Practice in a quiet, clean, warm environment. A wooden floor is ideal, and the perfect floor is one that allows you to practice without a "sticky mat." However, if the surface of your floor is slippery, you must use a mat.
Avoid vigorous practice while menstruating, as this can disrupt the flow of menses. Instead, I suggest practicing Utthita trikonasana, Baddha konasana, and Balasana, all of which are soothing and can help relieve cramping. It is very important at this time to avoid all inverted poses (upside-down poses). Ideally, you should ask a dynamic yoga teacher to advise on the specific practice you can do while menstruating.



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