The word “ Yogasana” or “Asana” refers to a posture in which one feels relaxed while keeping the body active internally. The Rishis (Vedic Sages) had keenly observed the sitting and standing postures of different animals, which, in spite of limited faculties, have wonderful physical capabilities that man is deprived of. They had studied the effects of different postures in the laboratory of their own body and developed specific Asanas which had rejuvenating effects on the entire body-mind-soul system.
Physical exercises which are popular in gyms and exercise –centers increasing muscles only, while the practice if Asanas increasing joint and muscle strength, energy and flexibility. If these Asana are performed with prescribed breathing patter, then the body’s immune power increases. It also promotes proper blood circulation.
Person with weak body handicapped and with chronic diseases can also practice these Asanas under expert’s guidance. We cover, Recitation of Sacred Sound ( Mantra Chanting), Asanas (Postures), Pranayama ( Devine Breathing Practice), Mudra ( Yoga Gestures), Bandhas ( Energy Lock), Dhyana( Meditation), Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep) and ending with Chanting.
� Gayatri Mantra
� Mahamritunjay Mantra
Standing Postures ( Asanas)
� Tadasana ( Mountain Pose)
� Vrikshasan ( Tree Pose)
� Natrajasana ( Dancer Pose)
� Trikonasana ( Triangle Pose)
� Parivrtta Trikonasana ( Revolved Triangle Pose)
� Utkatasana ( Chair Pose)
� Garudasana ( Eagle Pose)
� Ardha Chandrasana ( Half Moon Pose)
� Katichakrasana (Spinal Twist Pose)
� Virabhadrasana � I ( Warrior - I Pose )
� Virabhadrasana � II ( Warrior - II Pose )
� Virabhadrasana � III ( Warrior - III Pose )
� Ardha Uttanasana (Standing Half Forward Bend)
Sitting Postures ( Asanas)
� Dandasana (Staff Pose)
� Paschimottanasana ( Stretch or sitting forward bend)
� Ardha banddha Padma paschimottanasana (Half bound lotus forward bend)
� Manddukasana ( Frog Pose � I)
� Manddukasana ( Frog Pose � II)
� Sasakasana ( Rabbit Pose)
� Vakrasana ( Sitting Lateral Twisting Pose)
� Gomukhasana ( Cow Face Pose)
� Vajrasana ( Vajra Pose)
� Singhasana ( Lion Pose)
Lying Postures ( Asanas)
� Makarasana ( Crocodile Pose)
� Bhujangasana ( Cobra Pose � I)
� Bhujangasana ( Cobra Pose � II)
� Bhujangasana ( Cobra Pose � III)
� Salabhasana (Locust Pose � I)
� Salabhasana (Locust Pose � II)
� Salabhasana (Locust Pose � III)
� Markatasana ( Monkey Pose � I)
� Markatasana ( Monkey Pose � II)
� Markatasana ( Monkey Pose � III)
� Pawan Muktasana ( Wind Releasing Pose � I)
� Pawan Muktasana ( Wind Releasing Pose � II)
� Ardha � Halasana ( Half Plough Pose)
� Padavrttasana ( Rotating Leg Pose � I)
� Padavrttasana ( Rotating Leg Pose � II)
� Dvicakrikasana ( Leg Circling Pose � I)
� Dvicakrikasana ( Leg Circling Pose � II)
Pragya-Yog Vyayam Series
Pranayama (Devine Breathing Practice)
� Yogic Breathing
� Kapalbhati Pranayama
� Anulom Vilom Pranayama - I
� Anulom Vilom Pranayama -II
� Nadisodhan Pranayama
� Sheetali Pranayama
� Sheetkari Pranayama
� Bhramari Pranayama
� Nadyog Pranayama
Mudra (Yoga Gestures)
The practice of Mudra hand gestures is an ancient facet of yoga. Performing gestures effects the energy flow of the body and can change a person's spiritual and mental characteristics.
� Jnana & Chin mudra
� Yoni mudra
� Bhairava mudra
� Hridaya mudra
� Khechari Mudra
� Nasikagra mudra
� Shambhavi mudra
Bandhas ( Energy Lock)
The practice of Bandhas expands the lung capacity and breathing capabilities during yoga. It also strengthens the entire body from the inside out.
� Jalandhara Bandha
� Moola Bandha
� Uddiyana Bandha
� Maha Bandha
Meditation (Pranava Dhyana Yoga)
Meditation is a systematic practice that promotes physical, mental and emotional tranquility with the purpose of reaching Samadhi (self-realization). Meditation involves sitting in a relaxed position and clearing your mind, or focusing your mind on one thought and clearing it of all others. You may focus on a sound, like "ooommm," or on your own breathing, counting, a mantra, or nothing at all. A common thread among the many meditation techniques is that the mind stops following every new thought that comes to the surface.
Yoga Nidra (Psychic Sleep)
When a yoga practitioner moves through the various internal states of Yoga Nidra, a profound experience of relaxation occurs. This is called "Turiya," a sensation of pure bliss.
� Basic Relaxation
� Tension Relaxation
� Full Body and mental relaxation
Recite Shanti Path
If you attend any Hindu religious ritual, a Vedic prayer or a traditional Yoga class, you will find that the Shanti mantra ( the peace chant) is usually chanted at the end of the ceremony or the class. Following the tradition of Integral Yoga, the style of yoga that we practice and teach, we conclude each yoga class with this peace chant (Shanti Mantra):
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Om asato mA sadgamaya, Tamaso mA jyotirgamaya, Mrityorma amritam gamaya, Om shanti, shanti, shanti.
Meaning: Om, lead me from unreal (transitory material existence) to the real (Eternal Self), From darkness (of ignorance) to light (of wisdom, truth, spiritual knowledge), From the fear of death to the knowledge of immortality. Om Peace, peace, peace! (from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28)
you will notice, the concluding line is the chanting of the word Shanti (peace)
three times. The question that sometimes gets asked is � why is shanti chanted
three times? Is there a significance to it?
Here is a brief explanation as to why we chant shanti three times.
Our ancient scriptures tell us that one of the main objectives of life is to remove three kinds of obstacles or to eliminate three kinds of suffering.
In the Samkhya system of philosophy (Samkhya Pravachana Sutram), the very first sutra states:
"Permanent and complete elimination of the three-fold suffering is the supreme purpose of life".
"अथ त्रिविधद唨/-;ःखात्यन्त निवृत्तिः अत्यन्त प唨/-;र唨/-;षार्थः" (1.1)
Atha trividhadukhantyanta nivrittiH atyanta purusharthaH Even though the three-fold suffering is not explicitly defined in the sutra, every commentator takes it to mean the following three forms of suffering:
1. Adhidaivika (of divine origin)
2. Adhibhautika (originated in the physical, material beings)
3. Adhyatmika (created by ourselves)
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