Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Yesterday's answer, today's question

ANSWER: Safest pose there is Tadasana (Palmtree). Uttanasana (standing forward stretch) is contraindicated in lower back pain. Paschimottanasana (seated forward westward facing pose) is contraindicated again in lower back pain. And peacock in heart ailments,weak wrists, also pregnancy.

QUESTION : Surya mudra (pressing down ring finger with thumb) is a heating or cooling mudra?
This is a very important point that needs to be stressed while teaching mudras because there is no general prescription in mudra. It is one of the most individualised practice  in yoga and should not be casually prescribed. (I know these silly yoga teachers in Mumbai like M or D who have attended my workshops are dishing out mudras for some cheap fees. But for heaven's sake be careful when u chose your yoga teacher....or their prescriptions.  Such teachers are really more dangerous than they are stupid:). And also u should not be prescribing mudras freely... TV yoga is different from pure yoga  you know:)


Anonymous said...

could u tell me what is pure yoga.

Shameem Akthar said...

mmm... pure yoga is what swami sivananda and his disciples proclaimed. Go for a good yoga class and then, u will know:)
TV yoga is doing in such a huge group that u don't know right from wrong