General Instructions

International Day of Yoga in Mysuru will be held on 21st June, 2017. Participants of this event are requested to follow below given general instructions.

  • Wear comfortable cotton costume (White color top is recommended).
  • Carry a yoga mat and a water bottle.
  • Blocks will be reserved according to the registration.
  • Find your nearest vehicle parking location, one day in prior (i.e., 20th June, 2017).
  • Do not have food before yoga. Yoga should be performed on an empty stomach or light stomach.
  • Switch off your mobiles phones before the performance begins.
  • Keep your surroundings clean.
  • People with severe illness / pain and pregnant women are recommended not to perform Yoga, unless prescribed by the experts.

General Guidelines

Yoga practitioner should follow the guiding principles given below while performing Yogic practices.

Before the Practice

  • Śauca means cleanliness - an important prerequisite for Yogic practice. It includes cleanliness of surroundings, body and mind
  • Yogic practice should be performed in a calm and quiet atmosphere with a relaxed body and mind.
  • Practice should be done on an empty stomach or light stomach. Consume small amount of honey in lukewarm water if you feel weak.
  • Bladder and bowels should be empty before starting Yogic practices.
  • A mattress, Yoga mat, durrie or folded blanket should be used for the practice.
  • Light and comfortable cotton clothes are preferred to facilitate easy movement of the body.
  • Yoga should not be performed in a state of exhaustion, illness, in a hurry or in acute stress conditions.
  • In case of chronic disease/ pain/ cardiac problems, a physician or a Yoga therapist should be consulted prior to performing Yogic practices.
  • Yoga experts should be consulted before doing Yogic practices during pregnancy and menstruation.

During the Practice

  • Practice sessions should start with a prayer or an invocation as it creates a conducive environment to relax the mind.
  • Yogic practices shall be performed slowly, in a relaxed manner, with awareness of the body and breath.
  • Do not hold the breath unless it is specially mentioned to do so during the practice.
  • Breathing should be always through the nostrils unless instructed otherwise.
  • Do not hold the body tightly, or jerk the body at any point of time.
  • Perform the practices according to your one’s capacity.
  • It takes some time to get good results, so persistent and regular practice is very essential.
  • There are contra-indications/ limitations for each Yoga practice and such contra-indications should always be kept in mind.
  • Yoga session should end with meditation/ deep silence / Sankalpa Śānti pāṭha.

After Practice

  • Bath may be taken only after 20-30 minutes of practice.
  • Food may be consumed only after 20-30 minutes of practice.


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