Category: Philosophy

Satyananda – short introduction

As mentioned earlier Satyananda Yoga includes Hatha- (physical yoga poses), Raja- (the knowledge of the mind), Jnana- (the path of knowledge), Bhakti- (the path of heart and emotion) and Karma yoga (the path of service). Here is a short introduction: Hatha yoga – Ha is symbolised by the sun and

The Sivananda tradition of Satyananda

The Sivananda tradition, that Satyananda Yoga springs from, came to “the West in 1957 through Swami Vishnudevananda on instructions from his guru, Swami Sivananda. He established the first Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centre in Montreal, Canada, in 1959 and to date there are close to 60 Sivananda locations (ashrams, yoga centres

Satyananda yoga

Satyananda Yoga includes Hatha- (physical yoga poses), Raja- (the knowledge of the mind), Jnana- (the path of knowledge), Bhakti- (the path of heart and emotion) and Karma Yoga (the path of service). Satyananda Yoga springs out from the Sivananda Yoga tradition. Swami Satyananda Saraswati founded the Bihar School of Yoga in

Asanas and chakras

Each asana connect, activate, open, clean and relax one or more chakras, energy wheels, located at 7 main points in the body. Standing asanas, 1 chakra, are connected to the physical body, the sun, male energy (yang). It is connected to strengt, balance and taking root in the earth. The

Things to look at in an asana

@home or in class you may look at the following in an asana: Which chakra is activated? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and/or 7 Which muscle is activated? i.e. Hamstring Which marma point is activated? i.e Ani (mid tigh) Which system is activated? i.e. Endocrine, Muscular, Circulatory Which body?

Creating a class @ home

New Year is getting close, are you ready to do yoga at home on your own? Here are a few tips. You may start your session with Pranayama, then asanas for each chakra and finish with Shavasana/Yoga Nidra and/or meditation. Sun salutations affects every chakra. You can dedicate a session

Patanjali

Patanjali explains to us how to get out of suffering. He claims if we practice non-reaction and non- attachement that we will reach pure awareness. He also states that if we open our hearts will we reach enlightenment. He furter says that faith, energy, mindfullness and wisdom form the path

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