The fact that you are experiencing pain or other stress related ailments is merely a reflection
of your body's inability to adapt perfectly to the (usually lack of) activity to which you have habituated.
Your body is perfectly capable of adapting to the demands you will begin placing on it in your practice,
IF you give it the care and respect it deserves! It is easy and unwise to overdo it. It is, by contrast,
absolute brilliance and absolutely fulfilling when you discover how to find your limits and safely, gently,
begin to expand them.
To optimize your enjoyment....
Practice with an empty stomach. (2-3 hours after eating, 1/2hr after liquids)
Make sure you're not wearing restrictive clothing. Bare feet are essential!
Workout on a clean mat or other surface that's not too hard, too soft, cold, or slippery. Open the windows or go outside to get lots of fresh air! You are more limber when it's warm. Be extra careful and patient, if the weather is cold.
Be GENTLE with yourself! Move slowly, consciously, and respect your boundaries. Yoga is about careful expansion of your limits, not running roughshod over them!
Breathe slowly and deeply. Moving with your breath. Allow your body to let go in it's own time. If you try to force it, you aren't doing yoga!
Every effort is made to keep these lessons safe. By accessing this material, you assume full responsibility for your safety, and all liablility for loss or injury!!!
The aim, and track record, of yoga is to be the safest, most efficient, way to health. The secret it reveals is that you can accomplish more by doing less....
LESSON TWO INTRO
Sun Salutations Warm-up I
Sun Salutations Warm-up II
Body Scan II Relaxation
KARMA YOGA Exercise
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