what is the best time for practising asanas?
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The early morning is the best time to perform asanas. it is to be kept in mind that after lunch up to hours, no asanas,
Mudras or pranayama should be practised. but vaman, dhauti may be performed, if necessary. For people having weak gaastric fire, even four hours gap is not sufficient. they should start practice at least at least 5 to 6 hours after lunch.We have full tutorial on yoga for more understanding.
it is usually asked whether asanas should be performed before or after the bath? whether the water used for bathing should be hot hot or cold? We will answer these question as per swatmaram who says that adhering to the rules strictly is also an obstacle. this is also true with regard to bathing.
With regard to diet, the most common question asked is, what and how much should a YOGA practitioner eat? Swatmarama has very simply and aptly answered indicating towards 'mitahara'. " Eating sweet and junctuous food offered first to the almighty, leaving one - fourth of the stomach empty - this is known as Mitahara"
Regarding constituents of food, he says:
"The good grains, wheat, rice , barely and shastika ( a special vaiety of rice), milk, ghee, sugar, butter, sugarcancy, honey, dry ginger, the patolaka fruit (paravar-a kind of cucumber), the five leafy vegetables, green gram and rain water collected when the suns is in magha etc. are considered to be wholesome food for advanced yogins".
Another questins about diet is whether the non vegetarian food is advisable? here there are two points to be considered. as far as our mental state concerned we can get rid of anger and tentions by avoiding food rich in protein. Today it has been unanimously accepted that the vegetarian food also contains all those nutrients which are present in non- vegetarian food.
Hence it is the duty of vegetarian to popularize the vegetarian food amongst the non- vegetarian and westeeners, because they do not have the idea that through vegetarian articles delicious dishes can be prepared. Ofcourse, the vegetarian diet should contain varieties of articles to get the nutrition value. here i wish to invite attention to the question- why should the life of another living -being be the source of our palatable happiness? Let us keep this in mind the animal being led to the slaughter -house is terror- stricken before it is slaughtererd due to which its blood stream is cintaminated with certain hormones can be detrimental to those who consume the non- vegetarian diet by the way of mental and physical strains. And, have we ever thought another factor. "why do the non- vegetarian consume the vegetarian animals only?" I request the readers to think over this.
In this article , we should start early morning is the best time to perform asanas. it is to be kept in mind that after lunch up to hours, no asanas,
if you more interest in yoga kindly Classification of asanas we By effort and stability Maharshi Patanjali means the minimum use of force.
we can take opposite of give time it called as "Worst time to do yoga".