The origin of the word “asana” comes from Sanskrit and means physical posture. In a more general sense, asana denotes a certain position that can be held quietly and comfortably for a long time.  In the 2nd century BC, Patanjali recorded the principles of yoga practice in the Yoga Sutras. He called only the meditation position “asana” and the physical postures, which he called “Yoga Vyayam”. However, often using dynamic yoga exercises they also become known as asanas. Asanas are believed to have a profound effect on the body and mind.

Some tips when practicing asanas:

1.Perform the asanas in coordination with your breathing.

2.In the early stages of practice, asanas are performed once or twice without holding so that body movement and breathing are synchronized.

3.During practice, focus on the specific part of the body involved in the exercise.

4.After practicing the pose, an opposite or alignment posture is performed. For example, when one part of the body bends or contracts, then in the next asana it stretches or stretches.