Yoga Practice FAQs

I hate the fact that I have to wait 2 hours after I eat to practice Yoga. What is the reasoning for this? I work out at the gym immediately after I eat.

The two hour window between eating and a physical Yoga (Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini, etc.) practice is a general guideline. Severe twists, forward bends, and prone Asanas, such as Bow pose (Dhanurasana), can cause indigestion or worse. Some people will vomit, if there is too much food in their stomach, during a physical Yoga session. If [...]

I have been practicing Yoga about 5 years and I still seem to be in the same spot. What are some of the practices I can do to master the side crow pose? It seems as if my arms are too short, when I put my arms to the side I can’t bend them to get in the position. Also what are some positions I can practice and how long should I stay in the position to open up my hip area. I do practice Yoga about 2 to 3 times a week.

As you already know Side Crow Posture (Parsva Bakasana) can be a test of patience. Sometimes cultivation of patience is the deeper reason certain asanas exist. Some Yoga students never quite get it, despite how many years they practice. This could be compared to a golfer, who has never made a particular shot despite years [...]

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