General Guidelines

International Day of Yoga in Mysuru will be held on 21st June, 2019. 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, 2019).
  • 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.

Before 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 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.