Guidelines & Protocols

General Instructions

International Day of Yoga in Mysuru will be held on 21st June, 2022. 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, 2022).

  • 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.

General Guidelines

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.


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