What is Alignment in Yoga? Importance and Implementation

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Alignment in Yoga is an important and interesting topic that intrigues everyone from beginners to experienced practitioners. Yoga is not simply basic movements and postures, but also the perfect combination of body, mind, breathing, and what is important is how you align your body in each of these positions. In the following blog post, let's explore more deeply with Nguyen the concept of alignment in Yoga, learn about the basic principles and why it is important.

What is Alignment in Yoga?

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Alignment in Yoga

In Yoga, the concept of alignment is the correct adjustment of the position of body parts in each posture or during the transition between Yoga postures. If you're aligned correctly, you're getting the most out of that pose, possibly to increased flexibility, power. At the same time, correct alignment also helps minimize the risk of injury.

When talking about alignment in Yoga, you might think of trying to achieve a perfect shape, with beautiful angles and lines. However, the reality is not that simple. Alignment is not about perfection, but about how to make the most of each person's body's capabilities. There are two aspects of alignment you need to know:

  • Functional: Functional alignment focuses on the mechanics of the body and how they function best. It ensures safety and optimal performance by positioning the body so as not to exceed the natural limits of each area. For example, keep your head, neck and spine straight to protect your body's health and increase your energy.
  • Aesthetics: Aesthetic alignment does not care about safety, it just wants to create a beautiful shape. It may require perfect angles or straight lines, but it's not necessarily good for everyone. If you can't achieve a perfect angle, that's okay, because sometimes this can be harmful. Choose your routing based on your body's comfort and capabilities.

Why is alignment in Yoga important?

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Alignment in Yoga plays an important role because it is intended to create a solid foundation for safe practice, allowing your body to "expand" new possibilities and minimizing the risk of injury.

Although you may not feel sudden pain when performing a posture with incorrect alignment, if you practice a lot and for a long time, many injuries may accumulate over time.

Wear and tear on joints and supporting tissues is gradual, so many Yoga practitioners often develop repetitive use diseases after years of practice and have to change their fixed habits to correct their posture in a healthier way. That's why it's important to establish optimal alignment (for your body) as early as possible in your workout.

Using supportive equipment such as grip Yoga mats, blocks and straps does not mean your body is weak. These tools are designed to help you practice with correct alignment from day one.

How to align in Yoga

The easiest way to route is to practice according to the teacher's instructions. The teacher can make manual adjustments by “hand holding” you to help align your body in the right direction. However, besides teachers, there are also many other ways for you to practice routing on your own without depending on the teacher too much. Here are some suggestions:

  • Practice observation: Focus on viewing your body in the mirror or use video to self-examine and adjust alignment.
  • Use accessories: Use accessories like Yoga gloves, mats, blocks or straps to help improve alignment.
  • Practice regularly: The most important thing is to practice regularly, because the more you practice, the more you will understand and improve your alignment.

Nguyen hopes that the above sharing will be helpful your Yoga practice and alignment. Please see and look forward to more articles about Meditation and Yoga at Nguyen Yoga website, besides there are also many other useful videos on the channel Youtube Nguyen Yoga that you can refer to.

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