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PREPARATORY MOVEMENT

Yogic practices create lot of strain on different organs or parts of the body, our body should have enough strength to bear this, one should build this stamina with practice. The preparatory movements provide just the same and help you build the necessary strength and prepare the whole body for Yogasana.

Following precautions should be taken while performing these movements -
1. Movements should be without jerk or swings.
2. Movements should be slow and smooth.
3. Movements to be tuned with breathing.

Normal Breathing Principles -
1. When the physical movements is in the direction of gravitational pull, i.e. downwards,     exhaling should take place.
2. During upward movement, inhaling should take place.
3. When there is no movement, normal breathing should be resumed.

Preparatory Movements preposition-

  • Stand with 1 to 1.5 feet distance between legs, hands straight and resting the palms on the sides of the thighs, look straight.
  • This posture makes balancing of the body easy.
Preparatory Movement 1

Preparatory Movement 1 -

  1. In preposition, inhaling raise both the hands above the head slowly keeping the distance same between them.
  2. Then exhaling slowly start bending down in the waist till the palms touch the ground, keep the head pressed towards the knees.
  3. Inhaling raise the waist and take position as in 1.
  4. Exhailing bring the arms back to the normal preposition.
Preparatory Movement 2

Preparatory Movement 2-

  1. In preposition, inhaling raise both the hands from sides, slowly bringing them at shoulder height and parallel to the ground.
  2. Then exhaling slowly start bending forward in the waist, touch the thumb of right foot by your left hand, keeping the right arm straight above.
  3. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  4. Then exhaling slowly start bending forward in the waist, touch the thumb of left foot by your right hand keeping the left arm straight above.
  5. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  6. Exhaling bring the arms down to the normal preposition.
Preparatory Movement 3

Preparatory Movement 3-

  1. In preposition, inhaling raise both the hands from sides slowly bringing them at shoulder height and parallel to the ground.
  2. Then exhaling slowly start turning to the left in the waist keeping the arms and shoulder in straight line. At the same time keep knees straight and feet firmly on ground.
  3. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  4. Then exhaling slowly start turning to the right in the waist keeping the arms and shoulder in straight line. At the same time keep knees straight and feet firmly on ground.
  5. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  6. Exhaling bring the arms down to the normal preposition.
Preparatory Movement 4

Preparatory Movement 4 -

  1. In preposition, inhaling bring both the hands on waist in such a way that fingers come to the front side and thumb to the back.
  2. Then exhaling slowly start bending forwards in the waist keeping knees straight. Try to bring the head between the legs.
  3. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  4. Then exhaling slowly start bending backwards in the waist keeping knees straight. Try to bend as much as possible and maintain your balance.
  5. Inhaling take position as in 1.
  6. Exhaling bring the arms down to the initial position.

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