What is yoga?. Yoga sutras of patanjali are the source book for knowing the meaning of yoga. The topic dealt with is all about living and life. The means and end of life are the same for patanjali .He calls it as Samadhi.
We are all accustomed to descriptive understanding of things and people and whatever is there in all forms which we call universe- known and unknown. Here enlightenment is about seeing a fact centred on yourself not cantered on the world. Here yoga becomes a journey inward. It is all the way a cognitive journey to understand your own self.
Your body mind sense complex is the only vehicle for you to achieve it .How you make the best use of this vehicle is laid down in 8 steps. Since patanjali yoga sutras are called ashtanga yoga. Ashta means 8 in Sanskrit, anga means limbs, ashtanga means that which has eight limbs or steps. These 8 steps are guidelines dealing with the means and ends of life.YAMA-NIYAMA-ASANA-PRANAYAMA-PRATHYAHARA-DHARANA-DHYANA-SAMADHI
What you have is the world to relate to. who am i can not be understood by searching your source on what you have. But it can be used as means to an end.
Why you need a traditional teacher to learn YOGA?
What you have is a body. what you have is a mind .what you have is a set of senses. Sage patanjali tells you the best possible engagement you can have with your body to gain Samadhi
The importance of asana is only that in that ultimate standpoint.
in being formatted in a prescribed way. In this prescription two more factors are being added to make it complete. your breath and your mind without which asana is not complete. The posture, the breath and the focus of your mind all these are important in asana which make it distinct from simple physical exercises. The synchronization of these elements are scripted and given by patanjali..In fact you learn focus shifting through asana which is a requirement for enlightened living. One who has gone though the traditional discipline can only know this subtle aspect of synchronization and focus shifting and impart it the way it is being meant to be. so the tradition counts when it comes to yoga.
By yoga if you look forward to fitness it can give you that. But life is not about fitness and health. Fitness is a necessity so one can move forward to know something more meaningful than fitness and health. When you are fit your body won’t ask more than the required attention it deserves from you. You are free to move to the subtle realities of your being.
Prana is the breath, yama here is control. Deliberately you walk the prana in modified ways scripted by the scriptures. prana and mind are closely connected. Your breath and emotions have a very close association. and its very obvious when we are under stress. Any emotional disturbance can affect our normal pattern of breathing. Any negative emotion needs to be cognitively resolved but the uninitiated cannot do that since the person is under the spell of it.
Any amount of analysis won’t rescue the person immediately from the situation but may add to his misery but by knowing the association one can have an immediate relief on working on your breath. You bring your breathing in to a normal mode by pranayama there by relieve yourself from the stress relatively to gain a space where you can cognitively resolve it. In a period of emotional disturbance your pranic activity becomes imbalanced and you can become tense, anxious and even experience feelings of helplessness. By controlled breathing in specified ways, one can bring back the breath and re-balance the body and mind to a more relaxed and calmer state.
It can also vitalize your immune system. It can keep you away from diseases and prepare your mind for meditation.
We teach you different types of pranayama enabling you handle life in a better way.
Our teaching and practice session is based on hathayoga. Our curriculum is comprehensive giving full respect to the tradition. Apart from imparting the techniques of teaching and practice of asanas the sessions include human anatomy, ayurveda, kriyas, meditation, pranayama and mantra chanting etc. well handled by monks and traditional teachers who have expertise in each of these disciplines.
You can only teach the way you have learned .The techniques of learning is no way different from the techniques of teaching .In teaching workshops your work out the details of how you are coming to a poster with special emphasis on your breath and focus so as you can help others to come to the same. Once you are at the receiving end of learning- sequencing, demonstrations, instructions are given to you. In the same way when you are at the giving end of teaching all these instructions observation, demonstration and sequencing techniques are to be learned by you and it’s live application needs training and you have to practice teaching. Our teaching workshops are exactly doing the same Everyday teaching workshop includes poster correction, co-ordination of breath along with posters, focus movement etc. Our teaching workshop gives much emphasis on sequencing of posters, different combinations of warming up movements, poising the balance between forward bending and backward bending posters, timing of relaxation posters and much more…….our workshop on teaching is highly analytical in nature presenting all clues on designing a yoga class for different age groups, and of youngish and oldies and of pregnant women and children. Our work shop also includes different styles of hatha yoga variations and how to conduct a class and the qualities of a yoga teacher and other numerous teaching tips.