Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga – Some PRINCIPLES and RULES to bear in mind as you practice YOGA

Yoga, like any exercise, has its own set of rules and precautions you need to abide by to reduce risk of injury. Don’t take too lightly the difficulty levels of asanas or overrate what you can do. As a novice, learn the foundational or basic poses that form the bedrock of yoga before advancing to more complex asanas. Indeed its matter of a great privilege,  Pleasure  & pride for  you to undergo training with   Rishikesh School of Yoga and Naturopathy which is  the Top most rated  and the Best  Yoga Teacher Training in rishikesh India. There are  many types of aspects & styles of yoga  i.e. Ashtanga Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Tantra,  Restorative Yoga,  Hatha Yoga,Vinyasa Yoga & Iyengar  Yoga etc.  Our Yoga classes’ curriculum is selectively chosen, which emphasize the union of mind, body and spirit through body movement.  We have specially included a Vedic Ashram tour during our course to give you a hands-on experience of the true yogic life. It will surely add to your knowledge of Yoga. However whether you are a Beginner or Advanced  level student for real learning we advise that leave your ego  outside the  door of yoga class. Our yoga teachers are role model they understand the needs and interests of our students.Our Yoga Gurus have prepared Yoga Tips And Rules To Get Started  it is essential to understand few basic do’s and don’t of YOGA which we often tend to neglect. Follow these tips to get the most out of the yoga classes you attend.


  • Warm up before asanas, stay within your limits and avoid bouncing in stretches.
  • Regularly, a few in the morning and a few in the evening, before eating (leave 20-30 minutes before eating).
  • Try to eat Sentient foods (Cut out meat, eggs, onion, garlic and mushrooms from diet).
  • Wear Supportive underwear, and, if any other clothing is worn, loose clothing.
  • Use a mat or blanket to do your postures on.
  • Try to breathe deeply predominately through your left nostril (you can open the left nostril by lying on the right hand side). This helps the free flow of breath in your body.
  • Perform asanas with a clean body. Before starting have a half bath which involves splashing luke warm or cold water on your face, eyes and in your nostrils. Also apply water to your feet and arms.
  • After yoga the oils that are secreted from the skin should be massaged back into the skin to prevent its aging.
  • Always lay on your back after finishing postures. 2 to 5 minutes with relaxed breathing.
  • A short walk alone is beneficial after asanas, rather than entering straight into a busy, noisy environment.
  • Do Get Professional Guidance To Do Yoga Safely And Correctly
  • Do Zero In On A Regular Location Or Space For Yoga
  • Do Have The Right Equipment Handy To Make Your Session Comfortable.
  • Do Eat Right Before And After Yoga
  • Do Take A Moment To Get Into The Right Frame Of Mind Before Yoga
  • Do Wear The Right Clothing So You’re Comfortable At Yoga Class
  • Do Know What Asanas Are Risky For A Specific Health Condition You Have


  • Don’t have a full tummy while doing yoga, wait until 2 to 3 hours after large meals.
  • Don’t do yoga in a draft’y place or under direct sunlight.
  • Don’t touch (shower) or drink water for 30 minutes after doing yoga.
  • Don’t do strenuous exercises after yoga.
  • True asanas affect the hormonal and glandular system. Women should not practice these asanas during menstruation or after the third month of pregnancy. Asanas may be resumed two months after the child is born. Exercise can be done (and some asanas and exercises may be similar – the difference is the effect on the hormonal system). At these times do exercises that are appropriate.
  • Don’t Accept Pain As Normal When You Do Yoga – And Stop If It Hurts
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Try The “Easier” Versions Of Asanas.
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Ask
  • Don’t Do Nothing All Week And Overdo It On One Day
  • Don’t Skip Ahead To Advanced Asanas[/cmsms_text]