Sunday, June 26, 2016

Doing Yoga the right way

It is said that the breathing technique that Lance Naik Hanumanthappa learned in Yoga, helped him in staying alive (for 5 days) even after being buried under 35 feet of snow at an altitude of 20500 feet.

Last week was International Yoga Day and the Yoga class which I attend, decided to have the class in the open. For a change I did not take part, but decided to click some pictures. 





It was good to see the young and the not so young doing it together. 




I have attended a few yoga classes earlier conducted by different people, but there is a refreshing change in the way this class is conducted. The instructors are sincere and always makes an effort to see that the students do it the right way. 



They also know that each one has a different capacity and the aasanas are done as per the limitations of each individual. 




Emphasis is given in stretching each part of the body, something that we rarely do on a day to day basis. 





The routine keeps changing on a daily basis and as we do the aasanas we know that “today we are working on the lower limb” or “looks like today we are strengthening the lower back”

While I was shooting, I found this little guy busy on my tripod camera, trying to quickly spin a web. I did not disturb him, but at the end of the session I did not see any web, and our friend was missing. He must have moved on to the nearby tree to get his breakfast. 



I made two videos by compiling all that I captured. The first one is a one minute trailer and the second one runs for about 11 minutes.






23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now this is one Yoga class I would like to join - Laxmi

Haddock said...

You may have to wait for some time, Laxmi, because my wife wanted to join, and she is still on the waiting list :-)

Mary Kirkland said...

That's a lot of people doing yoga. Yoga is something I've never done.

Loco mente said...

A good teacher understands her/his student's limitations... Good that these people took that extra effort... Thanks for sharing!

ANITA said...

Nice post!

Lowell said...

I've done stretching exercises but never yoga. I wouldn't mind trying it at home but I avoid groups and crowds if I can, so I wouldn't be a good candidate for this yoga group. Looks interesting, though, and I thoroughly enjoyed your photos.

magiceye said...

Nice video and stills too!

Unknown said...

Great Pictures...and nice post..

Lowcarb team member said...

Yoga is very popular and this class and your photo's do look excellent.

I enjoyed your post

All the best Jan

Insignia said...

Looks like people with passion really making an effort to teach others as well. We find lot of fad yoga shops these days only to collect huge fees but dont teach much. This is definitely good. Kudos to them

sage said...

I keep thinking I should try yoga... with my serious tendon injury last January, I probably should wait a little longer.

TexWisGirl said...

i have never tried it but would like to.

DUTA said...

I must admit I've never done Yoga, but I do practice deep breathing. I've found out it helps solving medical issues.
Anyway, I greatly enjoyed your excellent photos of this yoga class in action. The same about your first video (the full one was blocked for some reason).

Julia Thorley said...

How fabulous! I like the look of that standing twist: I'll be adding that into my practice (and maybe teaching it, too).

Haddock said...

@ DUTA
The full video can be viewed on a desktop or a laptop.
Many have told me that it is not visible on a mob.

Rajlakshmi said...

With so many benefits of Yoga, I am glad I resumed practicing it two years ago. Loved the moments you captured here. I liked how the older ladies are doing yoga as well :D

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Marja said...

Great pictures of quite a big yoga group. I enjoyed yoga when I was young. It helped me to get rid of my back problem:)

Pooja Mahimkar said...

The pictures only made me want to do Yoga :)
I might just wake up early tomorrow and do it

Madhuri said...

I am felling like even i should learn doing yoga after watching these pictures.... Its very inspiring !!


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Anonymous said...

Dear Joe,
Observations during photo shooting are good.
Regards,
Rajesh Bhandari

Haddock said...

Duta - You may be able to watch the video now as I made the necessary changes.

Sujatha Sathya said...

That's a pretty big batch. And the mix and the attention to each person is incredible

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I find Yoga most soothing and relaxing. It is perhaps the only time during waking hours that the mind, the body and all our senses are tuned into each other with absolute harmony, even our thoughts which usually scatter around like mice when in meditation. To stay consistent with Yoga practice remains a challenge - it should not be a once a week routine but a daily part of life.