When you begin to explore the benefits of a morning yoga practice with dedication and discipline, it becomes evident that the asanas and pranayama are a mirror from which we can view ourselves more clearly… reflecting us our illusions and enabling us to see the truth of our choices, in the way we live our life. Doing yoga in the morning have amazing benefits.
Over time, there becomes a balance between our discipline and our surrender. Disciplined and dedicated practice of the asanas, leads us to the teachings of pranayama. The body becomes finely tuned and aligned through the evolution of asanas and pranayama.
As our morning yoga practice deepens, we learn to regulate, discipline, and surrender to the breathing… the pranayamas. The breath breathes the body, and the body blows the breath! Witnessing this process through strong practice allows the balance of the body and the inspiration and the mind. This balance equals consciousness.
When the Yogi becomes conscious of pranayama, he or she is enabled to free themselves of reactions which will often cause suffering. If the Yogi feels the emotion in the body, and the response emerging, the Yogi can choose whether or not to allow the feeling to take the expression and then to be responsible for the outcome.
To decide that the emotion has arisen from a pattern that will have no creative reward and the reaction will only feed self-defeat. Pranayam immediately and effectively holds the key to unlock the power of the emotion and set the energy which fuelled the feeling, back into a state of equilibrium and conscious response.
After reaching a state of tapas, or burning desire to yoga (the union of body mind and soul), the Yogi has gradually learned authentically to remain pure through daily rhythms speech and study. Living for the Yogi becomes a form of meditation.
From an early stage of asana yoga practice, it becomes evident that meditation is a natural and desirable necessity to our peace and progress. Every reward that comes from our disciplines will fuel us on our life’s journey to the complete serenity of the union of bodies, minds and spirits.
In the morning Yoga practice, one must hold a posture (asana) for a few seconds or minutes, in connection with breathing. Yoga classes almost always start with gentle poses before offering more vigorous and challenging exercises. A complete course touches every part of your body and includes breathing control exercises (pranayama), a period of relaxation and a period of meditation. The list of postures is varied: you can lie down, sit, stand or stand upside down.
BENEFITS OF MORNING YOGA PRACTICE
- Improves cardiovascular health.
- Improves blood circulation.
- Improves digestion.
- Increases strength, mobility and flexibility.
- Increases concentration and serenity.
- Increases energy and vitality.
- Reduces pain, pressure and tension.
- Reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue.
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