Here are 4 wonderful Yoga tips by popular Indian yoga gurus for newbies. These yoga tips really helps as best guidance for beginners.
IntroductionYoga, another most beneficial gift to the world from Indians. Indians have been practicing yoga from past thousands of years and have reached higher goals of life.
These days yoga became so simple and easy to learn with the advanced technologies. People have been learning yoga by reading books and articles on web. Even many popular yoga gurus and celebrities are teaching yoga through videos in youtube. But previously in India yoga was taught only under the guidance of gurus.
Without proper guidance of a guru, yoga might lead to many problems. So, for those who are willing to start yoga, here are some best tips by top and most popular yoga gurus of India. These tips are not only helpful for the beginners but also for those who practice yoga regularly. Now let's dive into those yoga tips.
Yoga tips #1 - B K S Iyengar
B K S Iyengar
B. K. S. Iyengar, born in Karnataka of India is a famous yoga guru all over the world. He had taught yoga to thousands of people and many popular personalities like Queen of Belgium, Jayaprakash Narayan, Jiddu Krishnamurthi and a lot.
B.K.S. Iyengar's tip for yoga practitioner's is that they should first know their capacity levels and then they should strive to develop them continually. This is the top mistake generally yoga practitioners do.
They are unaware of the capacity levels and try to go beyond their possibilities and strength. This leads to many physical problems like joint pains and nerve problems. First know your capacity levels and after knowing don't just stick onto those basic yoga asanas, but explore deep into some advanced yoga asanas.
If you are new to yoga and just a beginner don't just go for hard yoga asanas like Gandha Bherundasana, Headstands and Handstands. Practice simple and basic asanas for 1 to 2 months. Then go for intermediate level asanas and then you should try advanced yoga asanas under the guidance of a guru.
So if you are new to yoga, don't just go for hard yoga poses straightly without mastering basic yoga asanas. You might break your bones and joints if you do without any practice, so take care.
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Yoga tips #2 - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation is one of the most popular yogis and spiritual masters in India. Sadhguru's Isha foundation mainly focuses on teaching yoga ( in some places for free and in some places for money ), Ecological conservation and Social upliftment.
Jaggi Vasudev gives a best tip that you shouldn't just focus on making your body flexible, but focus on your mind and emotions too. This is another big mistake generally yoga practitioners do. They think that it's just a form of exercise and is done only for physical benefits.
In fact just for health benefits is not the motto of yoga. Yoga means to unite with the almighty who has given everything for you. And to get united with God you need to first unite with yourself ( here yourself means with your senses and mind ). So yoga is done not just for the health benefits but for self-realization.
While you do any yoga asana, don't just focus on the movements of your body parts, but also keep focus on your thoughts and senses too. What I mean is don't think about other clutter like office works and family problems while you perform yoga. Completely focus on the present situation you deal with.
So from new remember this tip by Sadhguru while you perform yoga that don't just work hard in making your body so flexible but even try to make your mind, emotions and your consciousness flexible.
Yoga tips #3 - Sri Sri Ravishankar
Sri Sri Ravishankar
Sri Sri Ravishankar, a great spiritual master and yoga guru is another great guru of India who is striving hard to make this world stress-free and violence-free. He has been teaching yoga to millions of people through his Art of Living foundation and been transforming their stress filled lives.
Sri Sri Ravishankar's tip for yoga practitioners and yoga beginners is that they should start cultivating the practice of being happy. Many people perform yoga as just another routine work in a boring way. Don't do that, practice yoga with a happy mood.
Not just while practicing yoga, but be in a happy mood all the day. And someone from outside is not going to give you that happiness, you yourself should get it with constant practice. Yes, start practicing to be happy. Everything you have today is just a result of constant practice, and now it's time to practice being happy to live happily.
As I already said in the previous tip, just focus on the current situation you deal with. I mean just focus on the yoga asanas you are doing right then.
Yoga tips #4 - Bharat Thakur
Simply doing difficult asanas or postures will not take you there. Yoga is about breaking your habits, not the body.
Bharat Thakur, another internationally recognized yoga guru from India who has been teaching Artistic Yoga to thousands of people worldwide. He has mastered various branches of yoga, yoga techniques and elements of yoga under the guidance of his guru Sukhdev Brahmachari in Himalayas.
Bharat Thakur, in his yoga tip points out the big mistake generally committed by so called yoga masters and yoga practitioners today. He says that to become a yogi, you don't need to strive hard in breaking your body with most difficult asanas or postures.
But what all you need is to break your habits. One of the basic principle in yoga is to not smoke and drink alcohol. But these days, many yoga practitioners keep drinking alcohol and smoke cigarettes. And they are unable to quit those bad habits because of their deep addiction.
Even popular yoga celebrities who are addicted for alcohol and drugs are ready to teach us yoga through their videos. This is so pathetic. How can one who is not perfect in yoga can lead you to perfection. Just think about it.
So, one should become master in quitting any bad habits that hinder the growth to be a yogi, but not just a master in twisting body with difficult asanas.
ConclusionSo, now you are with some best yoga tips by gurus who got mastered in Yoga. From today, don't try to commit or repeat the mistakes pointed out by these yoga gurus. And just follow the tips mentioned for better yoga lifestyle.
Hope these tips by yoga masters help you in your daily yoga life. If you have any good tips regarding yoga don't hesitate to mention them in comments. You can also mail me those yoga tips. And now let these tips reach your friends through your social circles, kindly share it.