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Personal space in a yoga class? Hello, I have been practicing yoga for about 6 years, so I’m used to a diversity of classes teachers etc. But one thing always bothers me, and I’m wondering if this is valid or something mental that I have to get past. I absolutely cannot stand (or actually to lie in sivasana) when someones feet are 3 inches directly above my head.
I hate it! Sometimes the feeling is so strong I have to lay diagonal across my mat, or just refuse to lie down. Especially in a bikram class when I am in the midst of floor series, and trying to calmly work through postures, but look up to see cragly toenails and sweaty feet pointed right at my face.
UAGH! Usually I try to go in the front row, or put my mat between the two in front of me, but sometimes the classes are so full there’s no helping it. Any advice to a yogini who hates having feet aimed at her head?
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Yoga has been popular among many fitness enthusiasts. It is a Sanskrit word from the ancient India that means “union” between the mind, body, and spirit. Such yoga routine brings relaxation and peace of mind to those who practice it.
Many people think that yoga is just stretching but more than that, it creates balance in the body through developing strength and flexibility. This can be done through doing different asanas or commonly known as postures. One interesting idea about this practice is you eventually develop your relationship to your routine; it’s not just about developing your physical strength but also your spiritual strength as well. Here are some of the postures that you might want to practice in starting and keeping up with yoga.
Hatha Yoga Postures
Hatha Yoga is one of the prominent types of Yoga and has been the origin of other styles of Yoga. Hatha Yoga postures aim to attain a balance between the body and mind through relaxation and meditation techniques. By practicing such routines, you can avoid different diseases and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Hatha Yoga Postures is discrete and suits to people of all ages.
Bikram Yoga Postures
I practice bikram yoga in my own house but I just want to know when I practice supta varasn should I inhale?
While going into the posture should I take a deep breath or exhale I know that once im into the posture I must breathe normally but im founding it confusing whether to inhale or take deep breathe while going into the posture or exhale.