Yoga

The first priority in life is good health. Good health is a determining factor for both material and spiritual satisfaction. Yoga is an integral system bringing good health to body and mind  as well as spiritual union or contentment with one´s own self.

The origins of Yoga are in the Vedas, the 6000 year old scriptures of India. ´Yoga´ comes from the root word yuj, ‘to yoke’/’to connect’. Merging oneself with the universal soul is Yoga. An unripe individual has ego, jealousy, anger, etc. By overcoming these negative qualities, the individual soul (microcosm) becomes purified and can unite with the universal soul (macrocosm), as rivers merge with the ocean. Yoga can also be defined as steadiness of the mind or perfection in life.

Selection and practice of Yoga depends on the temperament and capacity of the individual. All branches of yoga practice bring the individual to one and the same goal, as there are many paths to the top of the hill, but on the top the experience is the same.

The four main types of Yoga are Jnana Yoga, Raja Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga.

Jnana Yoga (intellectual approach):

Listening to the scriptures, contemplating on the true and deep meaning of those scriptures and meditating on that very essence (Brahman) of the scriptures are the three classical practices of Jnana Yoga. In addition, by developing Viveka (understanding the difference between permanent and non-permanent) and Vairagya (non-attachment), one can establish pure consciousness (Brahman) in the mind.

Raja Yoga (mastery of the mind):

It is the Royal Path of controlling the thought waves, which leads one to Self-realization, or Samadhi. According to the great sage Patanjali Maharshi (Raja Yoga Sutras, 200 BC), regulating the thought waves leads to steadiness of the mind/Samadhi, which is the final stage of spiritual discipline. Raja Yoga is also called Ashtanga Yoga because of its eight ‘limbs’ or steps, which are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

Yama (Restrictions):
Niyama (Observances):
Asanas (Postures):
Pranayama (Breathing Exercises):
Prathyahara (Withdtawal of the Senses):
Dharana (Concentration):
Dhyana (Meditation):
Samadhi (Superconscious State):

Bhakti Yoga (the path of love and devotion):

Practice of pure Bhakti (devotion) melts away the individual ego  and brings God-realization. Bhakti Yoga is suitable for any temperament, but it is especially good for those with an emotional nature.

Karma Yoga (the path of selfless action):

In Karma Yoga one dedicates himself/ herself to the universe. All actions are done whole-heartedly and without expectation of the fruit/ reward of the action.

Hatha Yoga (the Yoga of skill and perfection):

Hatha Yoga has been defined as the practical aspect of Raja Yoga. The five methods used in Hatha Yoga to attain perfection of body and mind: Practice of Asanas (postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), Kriyas (cleansing techniques), Bandhas (energy locks) and Mudras (certain postures or gestures).

See our course offering on Yoga

Yoga-Lehrerausbildung: 10.08.19 – 05.09.20

Der Schwerpunkt des YTTC liegt im Hatha-Yoga, wobei alle klassischen Pfade des Yoga ausführlich erläutert werden. Über 100 Asanas (Körperübungen), Reinigungs- und Atemübungen vermittelt Swamiji mit Begeisterung. Körperarbeit ist ein Instrument der seelisch-geistigen Weiterentwicklung und führt zu einer gezielteren Wahrnehmung und Handlungsfähigkeit. Fundamentale Standardwerke wie die Raja Yoga Sutras des Weisen Pantanjali, Vedanta-Philosophie und Mantras in der altindischen Gelehrtensprache Sanskrit sind das Herz der Yogaphilosophie und Grundlage dieser Ausbildung.

Eine traditionelle Ausbildung dauert 12 Jahre. Diese Yogalehrer-Ausbildung (Yoga Teaching Training Cours, YTTC) ist der heutigen schnelllebigen Zeit angepasst und auf 12 Monate komprimiert. Yoga Acharya Sri Sivan Namboothiri lehrt aufgrund seines reichen Wissens, seiner Kompetenz und mehr als 20-jährigen Erfahrung die gesamte yogische Tradition aus einem ganzheitlichen Verständnis heraus authentisch, leidenschaftlich und allumfassend. Mehr Transparenz ist kaum vorstellbar.

Neben der charakteristischen Wirkungsweise der Asanas und der Yoga-Anatomie werden auch Lerntechniken, Hilfestellungen und Korrekturmöglichkeiten in einem kreativen Prozess gelehrt. Swamiji unterstützt dabei, die eigene Persönlichkeit mit den individuellen Stärken und Schwächen als harmonisches Zusammenspiel anzunehmen und zu entfalten.

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