|They keep the
body and mind fresh and fit. By regularly practising them we become spiritually
Asanas are best done on an empty stomach and
soon after bathing. They should be practised regularly. The student should wear only light
In the beginning easy asanas should be practised. It is
always good to have a teacher to guide and help.
Each exercise should be repeated three or four times and
proper rest should be taken between exercises. Some of the asanas themselves are in the
nature of rest.
It is said that God Siva was the first toteach yoga asanas.
He is said to have taught 84 lakhs of yogic asanas. Of them, only 84 are now commonly
Even among them, four are the more important ones.They are
the Siddha, Padma,Simha and Bhadra asanas.