By Swami Satyananda Saraswati

This is often the main entire textual content ever released on yoga. It features a whole process 36 dependent classes on all of the practices of fundamental yoga. the teachings have been compiled from the lessons given through Swami Satyananda and are helpful as a pragmatic and theoretical advisor to all degrees of yoga lecturers and aspirants. The booklet provides a synthesis of yoga in a systematic and systematic demeanour. the several branches of hatha yoga, raja yoga, mantra yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga and kriya yoga are gradually brought with particular emphasis on perform, thought and alertness in each day existence.

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If you don't have this goal in mind, the exercise is 75% less effective. Some people may find the exercise easier if they hold the foot of the folded leg with the opposite hand while rotating the knee with the other arm. UTTHANASANA (SQUAT AND RISE POSE) This exercise strengthens and loosens the whole leg, specifically the knees. When it is perfected, one should be able to squat comfortably on the ground with both heels flat on the floor. (HIP ROTATION) This exercise helps to strengthen the muscles and joints of the legs in preparation for meditational poses.

Gently push the left knee up and down. 19 l he bent leg should be as relaxed as possible, the movement being applied by the left arm. " Move your knee up and down 50 times. After completing slowly straighten your bent leg, without jerking or twisting the knee. T h e n bend your leg, bringing your heel to the buttocks and lastly straighten it again. This releases muscular tension. Fold your right foot on to your left thigh. Repeat the same process, moving your right knee up and down 50 times. Note: With practice and the right mental approach everyone should eventually be able to touch the knees to the ground.

Repeat the same process, moving your right knee up and down 50 times. Note: With practice and the right mental approach everyone should eventually be able to touch the knees to the ground. We emphasize that you must adopt the correct mental attitude; in other words, if you expect to eventually touch the floor with your knees, then you will. " Allow your bent leg to remain passive, using the force of the left arm to rotate the knee. Repeat 10 times anticlockwise. Now straighten your bent leg, without jerking or twisting the knee.

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