Satya, i.e. be honest with yourself – a yoga session in which you will not allow yourself to lie to yourself
Yoga says that you have to be honest with others and towards yourself from Vinyasa Krama Yoga.
We reach for the book of Jogasutra Patandjali again. Recently, we’ve been working on achimsa , or not doing. During this yoga session we will deal with the second of five cavities, which is satya – truthfulness and honesty.
Yogasutras say this principle:
“When yogasutras are the basis in life, words become so powerful that whatever is said is realized, becoming reality.“
I would like us to focus today on how truthful we are towards each other.
Do you feel anger trying to stifle that anger in yourself because you know that it is a negative feeling and you try to change it into a more positive one?
And maybe you sometimes feel sadness, and instead of digesting this sadness and allowing yourself to feel this sadness, are you trying to turn it into a smile right away?
That is not possible.
Yoga says that you have to be honest with others and towards yourself. What you feel is what you feel and you can’t change it unless you give yourself time to feel it.
Yoga full of sincerity: Satya
During this yoga session, we will focus on being honest with ourselves during practice.
Does my arm, leg in a given position hurt?
Does it give advice?
Are my breaths deep or not?
Let’s try to observe ourselves and accept what we are in a given position.
Now check how your whole body feels. Is there still tension in our body? Feel the legs, feel the arms, feel your face. With your next breath, relax your whole body. Take a deep breath. Do you feel better? Or worse? Remember, be honest with your answer!
Breathing in yoga: how to properly make ujjayi?
Breath in yoga (ujjayi) is extremely important and often, especially beginner yogis, have trouble focusing on this aspect of exercise.
Breath in yoga ( ujjayi ) is extremely important and often, especially beginner yogis, have trouble focusing on this aspect of exercise. You will probably be interested in answering the question that has recently come to our mailbox:
I have been in contact with yoga for many years, but I have never managed to maintain continuity in practice, the first pregnancy, then the second … I am currently attending school and met with attention today about my breathing (ujjayi). The instructor pointed out to me that I was breathing too loudly while performing asanas, and because of that the energy that should remain in my body escapes. According to the instructor, “I should breathe as if I were smelling the flowers.” For some time I have the impression that such a deep breath helps me harmoniously perform asanas or persevere in positions. I strongly believe that this way of breathing gives me strength and I was convinced that I took it from my previous school. Or maybe I have already mixed it up? What’s it like with this breathing? I will be grateful for your response. Regards.
There are basically two approaches. Both are right, depending on what effect you want to achieve.
Breath in yoga: loud Ujajayi:
+ it is easy to keep your concentration on the breath, because you can hear it well
+/- it has a clearly warming effect
+/- stimulates the nervous system
– audibility of the sound is at the same time a minus, because all attention directed (distracted) is outside to auditory sensations, which some may distract from focusing on the interior
– the intense sound causes larynx tension
– it can also disturb and distract people exercising with us (this must also be taken into account)
breath in yoga
Breath in yoga: silent ujjayi
+ attention directed inside
+ does not cause larynx tension
+ does not distract other practitioners
+/- no warming effect
+/- nervous system is not stimulated
– it is difficult to focus on the breath, it is easy to forget about it completely and lose control over the uniformity of breath
As you can see, most of the pros speak for quiet breathing, although +/- may weigh the balance in favor of loud breathing.
If someone intends to practice ashtanga at home – loud Ujajayi will be best for him: it is a warming effect, it is easy to focus on counting breaths and it does not bother anyone.
However, if you are exercising in the hall, it is worth considering whether it really must be that loud. There is still a wide spectrum of sound audibility between loud and quiet!
Relaxing the breath to a level clearly audible to you, but not imposing yourself on others will also benefit in the form of a relaxed larynx (why accumulate tensions that plague us too much every day?).
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