By Swami Satyananda Saraswati
This is often the main finished textual content ever released on yoga. It encompasses a whole process 36 based classes on all of the practices of vital yoga. the teachings have been compiled from the lessons given through Swami Satyananda and are priceless as a realistic and theoretical consultant to all degrees of yoga lecturers and aspirants. The booklet offers a synthesis of yoga in a systematic and systematic demeanour. different branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are gradually brought with exact emphasis on perform, concept and alertness in daily existence.
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Sequence Shavasana is ideally practised after naukasana, because while it creates the tension, shavasana releases it. Shavasana can a n d should be practised whenever you feel tired or tense. It is such a simple practice, yet it can bring wonderful results. It should also be p e r f o r m e d after yoga exercises or asanas, a n d between the practices if you feel a little tired. Movement and covering try not to move your body at all d u r i n g the practice of shavasana. T h e r e is a very good reason for this: even the slightest movement will bring certain muscles into play.
Much as is comfortably possible, then it is The breathing process functions briefly as possible to expel an extra one and a half litres follows. Consider the lungs to be two very of air from the lungs, over and above the half flexible and strong bags which can be inflated liter that is exhaled during normal respiration. or deflated as air flows in or out of them This is r e f e r r e d to as expiratory reserve during inhalation and exhalation respectively. volume. There is also some air that will remain T h e lungs have the ability to expand greatly in the lungs even after the deepest exhalation.
34 Awareness and duration This practice gives m a x i m u m benefits if your attention is totally involved in the practice. If you do shavasana without enthusiasm then it will not give the required results. A little mental effort is necessary, but without mental strain. T h e duration of the practice should suit the time that is available; the longer the better. For normal purposes five or ten minutes is sufficient. Naukasana takes between three a n d four minutes, so in combination they take little ume, especially in relation to the vast benefits that they can give.
A Systematic Course in the Ancient Techniques of Yoga and Kriya by Swami Satyananda Saraswati