Most people now approach Yoga at the exercise level, towards the physical side rather than the spirit. In fact, Yoga is a practice method that requires a combination of mental and physical levels at the same time. Based on the principles of breath control and body keeping in a single position, thereby mastering and controlling the body’s flexibility, improving intellect, health and finding the true value of happiness.
It is not as important to practice the movements that require the flexibility of the body by practicing breathing. If you say the characteristic of Yoga is the movement of muscle relaxation, helping the whole body become relaxed, this is not possible for other sports, saying so is not true to the spirit of Yoga.
Mastering the breath with the focus of thought is essential, posture is necessary but not the focus. Eastern medicine also has the phrase “Who owns the breath, he owns the life”. Thus, practicing Yoga just for health is not enough, but the main thing is towards the harmony of mind and body.
Yoga needs to be practiced from easy to difficult, flexible is not the purpose but it is important to practice according to your strength. You just try to follow the strength of the individual, not to take others as the goal, meaning the flexibility of each each other, taking his own progress as a landmark. Elderly people should not try to practice with intensity or movement as strong as young people, it is very easy to face risks while practicing.
The first and important advice of Yoga: Do not practice Yoga alone because it can be disturbed or half-hearted. Because if the person who practices Yoga improperly or without guidance can lead to injury, broken bones, dislocations or cardiovascular events.