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  • What is Yoga SamSiddhi?
    Yoga means the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, and SamSiddhi means perfection. Our project aims to deliver you a perfect harmony between the mind, body & soul by applying Yoga as a tool for perfection.
  • Can I even do yoga - I'm not flexible?
    Absolutely! We recommend you to give it a try and over time you will notice that yoga helps you to become more flexible. Everybody is different, so never feel the need to practice poses exactly like the teacher: she is only there as a guide (and has been practicing yoga for over 15 years). Listen to your body, don't force yourself and stay within your limits. Also, like any other exercise program, please consult your doctor before beginning to practice yoga.
  • I am a complete beginner and don't know where to start or I been practicing for less than a year?
    Welcome to YogaSamSiddhi, your future of a healthy & fit lifestyle. Let's initiate your journey of inner well-being with Step 0. Step 0: Please refer to the "Basics before starting Yoga?" and "When not to perform Yoga?" in the below questionnaire. Step 1: Start with the Starter's Yoga course. If you have downloaded this app for specialized courses like "Yoga for weight loss", "Yoga for asthma", etc. we still recommend you to complete the Starter's Yoga course first and then start with your specialized course. While doing a specialized course follow steps 3-6 till you have been cured or you are feeling significantly better. Later, you can explore Intermediate and Advanced courses. Step 2: While doing the course, if you are unable to perform certain poses, you can practice the same by selecting a single pose. Step 3: You can record your pose to see inconsistencies in your pose as compared to the instructor's pose, keep re-doing and improving your posture. Step 4(optional): Share your progress and high-accuracy single pose videos with loved ones to keep you motivated. Step 5: Complete the course and repeat the Starter's Yoga course as many times as you want before you gain confidence to progress ahead in your journey. Step 6: Once you have achieved high accuracy scores you can either start with the Intermediate Yoga course journey or opt for specialized courses like Yoga for weight loss, Yoga for asthma, etc.
  • I been practicing yoga regularly for 1-5 years, how should I proceed?
    We understand that you have been practicing yoga without a long break in continuity for quite some time now. Based on your capability we recommend you can follow below steps: Step 0: Please refer to the "Basics before starting Yoga?" and "When not to perform Yoga?" in the below questionnaire. Step 1: Start with the Starter's course. If you have downloaded this app for specialized courses like ‘Yoga for weight loss’, ‘Yoga for asthma’, etc. then directly start with the same course. Follow steps 3-6 as long as you are cured. Later you can explore Intermediate and Advanced courses. Step 2: Continue for 2-3 days, if you think Starter's course is very basic move on to Step 3 or else continue. Step 3: Start the Intermediate course for Yogis. While doing the course if you are unable to perform certain poses you can practice the same by selecting a single pose. Step 4: You can record your pose to see inconsistencies in your pose as compared to the instructors pose. Step 5(optional): Share your progress and high-accuracy single pose videos with loved ones to keep you motivated. Step 6: Complete the course and repeat the intermediate course as many times as you want. Step 7: Once you have achieved high accuracy scores you can either opt for specialized courses like 'Yoga for weight loss, Yoga for asthma, etc.' or start with the Advanced Yoga journey.
  • I been practicing yoga regularly for more than 5 years, how should I proceed?
    We understand that you have been practicing yoga without a long break in continuity for more than 6 years now. Based on your capability we recommend you can follow below steps: Step 0: Please refer to the "Basic's before starting Yoga?" and "When not to perform Yoga?" in below questionnaire. Step 1: Start with the Intermediate yoga course. If you downloaded this app for specialized courses like ‘Yoga for weight loss’, ‘Yoga for asthma’, etc. then directly start with the same course. Follow steps 3-6 as long as you are cured. Step 2: Continue for at least 1 week, if you think Intermediate yoga course is very basic move on to Step 3 or else continue. Step 3: Start the Advanced course for Yogis. While doing the course if you are unable to perform certain poses you can practice the same by selecting a single pose. Step 4: You can record your pose to see inconsistencies in your pose as compared to the instructors pose. Step 5(optional): Share your progress and high-accuracy single pose videos with loved ones to keep you motivated. Step 6: Complete the course and repeat the Advanced course as many times as you want. Step 7: Once you have achieved high accuracy scores you can either opt for specialized courses like 'Yoga for weight loss, Yoga for asthma, etc.' or start with the Advanced Yoga journey.
  • Basic's before starting Yoga?
    Śauca means cleanliness - an important prerequisite for Yoga practice. It includes cleanliness of surroundings, body, and mind. Asanas should be practiced on an empty stomach. Consume a small amount of honey in lukewarm water if you feel weak. It is recommended to practice Yoga early in the morning on empty stomach. If this is not an option we recommend you avoid eating 3-4 hours before starting Yoga. Bladder and bowels should be empty before starting Yogic practices. 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. A Warm up or loosening exercise and stretches before asanas are mandatory to avoid injuries. Asanas should be done slowly and one should move to advanced postures with practice. Try to eat Satvik food (Avoid meat, eggs, onion, garlic, and mushrooms from the diet). Stay hydrated before going into yoga practice. Wear supportive and comfortable clothing. Light and comfortable cotton clothes are preferred to facilitate easy movement of the body. Yoga should be practiced in a well-ventilated room with a pleasant draft of air. Use a mat with a good grip to do Yogasanas. Be aware of breathing while doing Yogasanas. Complete the yoga session with relaxation techniques to cool down. Do not hold your breath unless it is specially mentioned to do so during the practice. Breathing should be always done through the nostrils unless instructed otherwise. Do not hold the body tight or give undue jerks to the body. Perform the practices according to 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 etc. For the spiritual seeker, the Yamas and Niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines and disciplines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali’s eightfold path, and together, they form a moral code of conduct. The niyamas are things to do or observances. They include: Śauca (शौच): Purity, clearness of mind, speech, and body; Santoṣa (सन्तोष): Contentment, acceptance of others and of one's circumstances as they are, optimism for self; Tapas (तपस्): Austerity, self-discipline, persistent meditation, perseverance; Svādhyāya (स्वाध्याय): Study of self, self-reflection, introspection of self's thoughts, speeches, and actions; Īśvarapraṇidhāna (ईश्वरप्रणिधान): Contemplation of the Ishvara (God/Supreme Being, supreme consciousness). Also, according to the yoga texts for the spiritual seeker one needs to follow The Yamas or restraints. They are the basic principles that are to be followed to lead spiritual growth. They include: Ahiṃsā (अहिंसा): Nonviolence; Satya (सत्य): Truthfulness; Asteya (अस्तेय): Not stealing; Brahmacharya (ब्रह्मचर्य): Marital fidelity, sexual restraint; Aparigraha (अपरिग्रहः): Non-avarice, non-possessiveness; Kṣamā (क्षमा): Patience, forgiveness; Dhrti (धृति): Fortitude, perseverance to reach the goal; Dayā (दया): Compassion; Ārjava (आर्जव): Non-hypocrisy, sincerity; Mitāhāra (मिताहार): Measured diet etc are also to be adopted.
  • When not to perform Yoga?
    Yoga should not be performed in a state of exhaustion, illness, in a hurry, or acute stress conditions. Women should refrain from regular yoga practice especially asanas during their menses. Relaxation techniques and pranayamas can be done instead. Don’t perform yoga immediately after meals. Wait until 2 to 3 hours after a large meal. Don’t shower or drink water or eat food for 30 minutes after doing yoga. During illness, surgeries, or any sprains or fractures, one should refrain from Yoga Practice. They can resume yoga after consulting experts. Don’t do strenuous exercises after yoga. Don’t practice yoga in adverse and extreme weather conditions (too hot, too cold, or humid) Consult health experts if you have any health conditions or you are pregnant before doing yoga practice.
  • What equipments do I need to practice yoga?
    Yoga mat. That's it. Rest is optional.
  • How to use Yoga SamSiddhi?
    Choose applicable yoga pose/ course from your home screen Press "Start Pose" or "Start Day" for Course. Please set up a comfortable volume level for you. The application includes voice advice from Instructor. Place your phone on the floor by the wall or another stable object 2 to 3m from you. When you stand in a pose in the right way countdown will begin and you will view and hear the instructor directions.
  • Does Yoga SamSiddhi spy on me or record me?
    Since we use Apple's in built Vision framework for machine learning and AI, all the yoga pose calculations are done on your local device and no information is transferred to our servers. Yoga SamSiddhi has replay feature for premium users, it allows the application to record your pose for your evaluation. We do not transfer any of your video to our servers. Videos are saved locally to your camera roll or immediately discarded as per users action at the end of the course/ pose. The confidentiality of users' data is one of the core values at Yoga SamSiddhi. You are SAFE!
  • Does Yoga SamSiddhi share my photos and videos?
    Yoga SamSiddhi doesn't send or share your photo/video anywhere without your permission.
  • Since the phone is supposed to be placed far away I can barely see myself?
    It is important for the application to view your video in full in order for the pose callculations to work correctly. If you have trouble viewing from a far distance you can mirror your mobile screen to your Television set and continue enjoying our app.
  • When should I practice yoga?
    It is recommended to practice Yoga early in the morning on empty stomach. If this is not an option we recommend you to avoid eating 3-4 hours before starting Yoga.
  • Is an internet connection required to play a class?
    An internet connection is required for the initial download of each class. However once a course is downloaded in your mobile, you do not need an internet connection to play it.
  • I can't hear any audio while the class is playing?
    First, it's really easy to have the phone muted without realizing it, so check the mute switch on the side of the phone. It should be in the off position with no red showing. If in doubt just toggle the switch to double check it's in the right position. Second, while a class is playing, increase the volume using the buttons on the side of the phone. It's important to do this while the class is playing (rather than before it plays) to make sure the correct audio setting is being adjusted.
  • How to manage or cancel subscription?
    Go to Settings screen on your iPhone and follow below instructions: Tap iTunes & App Store. Tap on your Apple ID. Tap View Apple ID when the pop up window appears. Enter your Apple ID password or fingerprint ID when prompted. Tap Subscriptions. Tap the Subscription you want to manage.
  • How can I delete poses and courses that I have already completed?
    Under Summary tab, swipe from right to left on the pose/ course you wish to delete.
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