The five main principles of yoga1 Proper exercise (asanas) Proper exercise is necessary to keep the body healthy, strong and flexible. Modern yoga focuses on exercise, strength, agility and breathing. It can help improve physical and mental well-being. The Yoga Sutras are a practical textbook to guide your spiritual journey to remember who you really are.
Here are some important conclusions that every yogi should know. We will all eventually reach the state where Pure and Unlimited Consciousness remains forever established in its own Absolute nature. The philosophy of yoga also incorporates the concepts of the subtle body and the spiritual energies of prana and kundalini that move through the nadis and chakras. This is why it is important for the practitioner to know and understand the basic principles that are “hidden behind the practice of yoga poses (asanas); otherwise, their practice remains a simple physical exercise (which, of course, is still a good thing).
While there is a teaching in each Sutra, we'll look at a few here and leave the rest to explore in the future. Mythologically, Vishnu, the maintainer of the Universe, sleeps between creations, resting on the great multiheaded serpent Anantha, which floats in the Ocean of Consciousness. This philosophy holds that proper breathing, relaxation, diet, exercise and positive thinking work together to create a healthy yogic lifestyle.