Do you get a dizzy feeling every time you practice a standing asana or a forward bend? Or is it too much for you lie down and relax in Savasana? If this is the case, there are chances that you have been making some common mistakes in practicing Yoga.
A small interview with regular Yoga practitioners in a Yoga Studio highlighted that 60% of the practitioners coming to the studio had been practicing Yoga wrong all their lives.
It brought out that an asana as simple as savasana was practiced wrong by many. This leads to irritation and fatigue in them. Hence, it is not uncommon to find people practicing yoga wrong all their life. Of course, there are no doubts about the immense benefits of yoga. A regular practice of Asanas keeps you healthy both mentally and physically. But to get these benefits, it is very important to practice Yoga in a right way. If you have been practicing yoga wrong, it may harm your body.
So if you think you are adept at practicing Yoga, this blog may help you reflect on your practice.
Right way to inhale
Do you know that when you have to inhale and exhale during taking different bodily postures and for how much time and how many times you have to do a particular posture of Yoga? You have been practicing Yoga wrong all your life if you don’t have a pause or rest while performing two different Yoga ‘Asanas’. Always remember that doing something good in a wrong way can be harmful. Doing yoga in a wrong way can hurt your body.
There are many “asanas” that most of the people perform in a wrong way like simple asana of Kapalbhatti Yoga. In Yoga, it is not only about achieving a particular pose or posture somehow but to do it step by step in a right manner so that it will not harm your body. If you have been doing yoga all your life just because you consider it a challenge or a gym class, then you should not do it. Let’s not consider it a challenge!
People are not aware of the right way to breathe. Isn’t it surprising? But it is true. If you are a yoga person, then you will be surprised to know that many people who do Yoga on a regular basis breathe in a wrong way. Are you one of them?
You have been practicing yoga wrong all your life if you don’t know how to breathe. Breathing is the most important part of Yoga. Make sure you breathe using your abdominal muscles and diaphragm which is meant for breathing.
Do it slowly
Yoga is about flexibility. If you push your body beyond its limit, it can harm your body. Take time and do it step by step. Remember yoga is meant for your relaxation not for stress. If u have been doing yoga all your life just for a certain outcome, then it is wrong. Do it because you like to do it not because of some other reason. Just love what you do that is what will give you peace of mind. It is very important to relax for a while before doing a different ‘asana’ from the first one. If you are not doing so, then you have been doing Yoga wrong.
Get the posture right
Therefore, you must understand the importance of consistency in your practice. Instead of jumping right on to deepening your posture, you must try to get it right first. Remember, the right posture will help you avoid injury, fatigue, and irritation after your Yoga session. You must always be aware and listen to your body. If you feel dizzy, irritated or cramped, there is a huge likelihood that you are doing it all wrong.
Keep these things in mind when you step onto your Yoga Mat next time. Hope you enjoy your next practice!