How to Do Yoga and Positive Thinking

Yoga refers to traditional physical and mental disciplines originating in India. The goals of yoga are varied and range from improving health to achieving Moksha (enlightenment). Moksha means liberation from the world of suffering (Samsara) and realization of identity with the Supreme Brahman (to live in God or in the light).[1]

Yoga exercises are designed to resolve internal tensions (Samskaras) and thus bring out inner happiness. The exercise improves health in the body and increases positiveness in the mind. The Yogi is spiritually one with the entire universe around him. Over the years the Yogi arrives through his exercises in a cosmic consciousness. He is in harmony with himself and the world, living in existence,peace and love.

This article explains how to do yoga with a positive mindset and offers motivating words to say along with these yoga positions. This form of yoga is very helpful for many people. It allows one to quickly overcome negative tendencies and reach a happy and healthy life. Positive thinking and daily meditation are the two basic techniques of enlightenment.


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    Go. Jog on the spot, with your arms moving by your side. Visualize light, turn around and think, "I go the positive way." What is the positive way for you today?
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    Do the windmill. Straddle your legs apart, bow forward, turn like a windmill into the spinal column and think:
    • "My goals are ...". What goals do you want to achieve in your life? Count up three goals.
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    Do the frog. Bring your feet together. Bow your upper body forward. Move your butt down and the head (upper body) up. And vice versa. Practice the frog several times and think:
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    Use your arms and legs. Lie down on your stomach. Raise your left arm and right leg. Bring both back to the earth and lift the right arm and the left leg. Do this several times. Think,
    • "I take things the way they are." What will you take today?
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    Involve your upper body. Lie in the prone position, with your hands on the floor and repeatedly press the upper body up and down. The head goes to the neck and forward. While breathing in and out, think,
    • "I let go of my false desires." What do you want to let go of today?
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    Do a back turn. In the prone position, turn your pelvis to the right and then to the left. Your head must lie on your hands. Think,
    • "I am sad because ...". What grieves you today?
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    Get your feet moving in the prone position. The head lies relaxed on your hands. Think,
    • "I forgive... (my partner / parents / the cosmos / God), that he/she... I forgive me, that I ...". Whom do you want to forgive today? Think these words until a feeling of sadness arises in you, of letting go and forgiveness.
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    Perform cycling. Turn on your back, lift your head and move your arms and legs. Think,
    • "I move in the direction of the positive. My positive thought today is....". What makes your mind positive? Think of the beauty in life. What is good in your life?
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    Do the candle. Stretch your legs to the sky. Your hands support you at the back. Visualize the sky, move your feet and think many times the mantra "Heaven", until you feel the energy.
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    Move into the meditation seat. Roll from the candle into your meditation seat (cross-legged or heel seat). Put your hands in your lap. The back is straight and the stomach is relaxed. Move one hand and wrap them and think, "I send light to ... May all beings be happy. May the world be happy." Stop all your thoughts for a minute. Relax. Go your way optimistically.


  • Yoga is an ongoing experiment. The way of the effective tension solution is not easy to find. You need to practice yoga with wisdom and inner feeling. A formal practice is not enough. You should first sense your internal tensions and then find the most effective techniques for the solution.
  • Try to find out what is good for you. Ultimately, every yoga teacher has his or her personal style. Every yoga teacher has weaknesses and strengths. Find your own way to practice yoga. Pay attention to what is best for you and ignore the things that won't be effective to you. Above all, always stay on your path of truth and accuracy.
  • Yoga provides a variety of techniques. It has techniques for the body and the mind. You should practice each yoga exercise so that it works well for you. Omit what hurts you. Do what works well for you. Be creative and vary yoga exercises. Ask yourself constantly: "What do I need now and what's good for me? What triggers my tension best?"
  • An ideal practice time for yoga is fifteen minutes. If you do yoga for four weeks every day at a certain time, your mind gets accustomed to your daily practice. Yoga becomes a simple way for you to preserve your health and your inner happiness.
  • Before you opt for a particular style of yoga, you should consider what you're looking for. Do you want strenuous exercises (stretching, muscle building, body-building) or relaxation (stress reduction, health, peace)? You will find a sporting challenge in Power Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Iyengar Yoga and Kundalini Yoga. You will find relaxation in the normal Hatha Yoga and in the Vini Yoga.
  • Find your individual rhythm and your individual priorities. Take breaks at the right moment and in the right track.


  • It is important to stay hydrated. To do so, drink plenty of water beforehand and keep water beside you while doing the exercises. If you feel lightheaded or dizzy, stop and relax for awhile.

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