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Do you really not perspire at all when you do the Aaasanas and Praannaayaama, the two essential parts of the yoga?

As any regular practitioner of the Aaasanas and Praannaayaama shall tell you, you do perspire while performing the yoga.
You have to prepare your physical body for Aasanas by warming it up which is usually done by rubbing your both palms all over your body for a few minutes, generally 5-10 minutes. This act warms up your body.
The warming act makes the whole body a little bit flexible. It removes the rigidity and stiffness from your body parts. You are able to move your body parts during the Aasanas with relative ease without feeling any relative stiffness, rigidity and strain.
Performing the sequence of Aasanas without warming up may cause strain and damage to your body parts.
While doing the Aasanas, sweat does get generated.
The Yoga-texts have classified three types of Praannaayaamas
(1) Inferior – Sweat is generated
(2) Medium – Spinal cord feels the current going up
(3) Superior – The body gets lifted above the ground
Most yoga practitioners experience the first type of the Praannaayaama. Only a handful may be said to experience the Superior type.
What to do with the Perspiration?
The respectable Yoga-Texts advise that the sweat/perspiration generated during the Yoga not to be wiped off. Instead, it is suggested that the practitioner rub the sweat drops all over the body with both the palms in the manner of applying oil to the body. This is said to have a healthy salutary effect on the overall well-being of the yoga practitioner.

~ J G M J V S A J

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