‘The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduce to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.’
Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline, which originated in India. The term Yoga means to unite or join one’s mind, body and spirit. The ‘system Yoga’ is a simple natural programme involving five main principles. They are:
- Proper exercise
- Proper breathing
- Proper relaxation
- Proper diet
- Positive thinking and meditation
‘When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady. But when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the Yogi achieves long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath’
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The most popular Yoga, generally practiced in modern society is Hatha. The Sanskrit term Ha tha means ‘Sun and Moon’, representing opposing energies; hot and cold, male and female, positive and negative. As well as a technique of purification, it helps to raise the level of consciousness through asana, or posture, breathing and meditation. Hatha Yoga brings balance of these forces into the physical and mental body.
Kundalini yoga is known as the yoga of awareness. It helps to relax, strengthen and heal our body, mind and spirit. Kundalini Yoga focuses on awakening Kundalini energy through regular practice of asanas, dynamic breathing, kriyas, meditation and mantras.
Kundalini Yoga, help us to maintain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness. Also raising the level of awareness, experiencing the sense of expansiveness, stillness, pure inner peace and increasing flexibility.
Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY)
The system Simplified Kundalini Yoga developed by Shri Vethathiri Maharshi, a great yogi, after years of intense research, meditation, yogic practices and spiritual realization. Regular simplified physical exercises helps to build up a high level of immunity against all diseases, reduces the mental frequencies, enhances awareness and rejuvenates the whole system.
Yoga Vidya ( Athma Yoga)
Yoga Vidya known as Athma Yoga reptresents union of science and spirituality. The ancient secret techniques facilitates the increased well being of mental, physical and emotional energy within your body. Through practising Yoga Vidya, you can align your Chakras. It also focuseson stregthening, balancing and purifying your major Chakras.