Yoga : What Is Yoga?

Yoga: A Holistic Way of Life!

If you think of people in seemingly impossible and weirdly twisted poses when you think of "Yoga", then you may have an inkling of what yoga is, just an inkling, that's it. But Yoga is much more than those poses.

It is a complete way of life including - Gyan Yoga or philosophy, Bhakti Yoga or path of devotional bliss, Karma Yoga or path of blissful action and Raja Yoga or path of mind control. Raja Yoga is further divided into eight parts, of which only one part is Asana or postures. Derived from the Sankrit word "yuj" which means "to unite or integrate"; yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Yoga is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation.


Sri Sri Yoga 

Sri Sri Yoga is a 10 hours' workshop spread over 3-5 days, uniting the body, breath and mind in a joyful experience. A combination of gentle and vigorous series of Asanas is taught for holistic well-being of the body, while an equal emphasis is placed on techniques for nurturing the mind and spirit.

The program provides a multi dimensional routine with includes Yoga postures, Breathing techniques, Yogic knowledge and Meditation, which gives the students a complete take home practice. It is a complete package for beginners as well as regular practitioners and something for every one of all age groups. Through the practices taught in the workshop, participants can lose weight and be cured of chronic diseases such as insomnia, asthma, diabetes, hypertension and migraine.


Yoga For Everyone

Yoga has never been alien to us. It's a way of our life. We have been doing it since we were a baby! Whether it is the Cat Stretch that strengthens the spine or the Wind-Relieving pose that boosts digestion, you will always see kids do some form of yoga throughout the day. It keeps the body healthy and the mind clear. Yoga can be many things to many people. Our strong parts are striving to be flexible and our flexible parts are striving to be strong. Yoga can create a wonderful sense of balance in your body, mind and spirit. It is our mission to help you on that journey in an open and loving environment.


Ayurveda: The Science of Life

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. It uses the inherent principles of nature, to help maintain health in a person by keeping the individual's body, mind and spirit in perfect equilibrium with nature. Ayurveda insists that within natures balance lies all the remedies for good health. Practicing ayurveda also improves your yoga practice, a perfect win-win situation! This section sheds light on how ayurveda can uplift our life in every sphere.


Breathing Techniques (Pranayama) & Meditation (Dhyaan)

Pranayama is the extension and control of one’s breath. Practicing proper techniques of breathing can help bring more oxygen to the blood and brain, eventually helping control prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama also goes hand in hand with various yoga asanas. The union of these two yogic principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both mind and body. Pranayama techniques also prepare us for a deeper experience of meditation. Know more about various pranayama techniques in these sections.


Patanjali Yoga Sutras

This section lays an exclusive commentary by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the ancient scripture, Patanjali Yoga Sutras, which will enlighten you on the knowledge of yoga, its origin and purpose. The goal of this rendition of the Yoga Sutras is to make the principles and practices of the Yoga Sutras more understandable and accessible. The descriptions of each sutra offered by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar attempts to focus on the practical suggestions of what can be done to experience the ultimate benefits of a yogic lifestyle.


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Rajanish Shukla

I had an amazing experience! The course is filled with energizing yoga poses and knowledge. We all felt very light while learning and doing the asanas.

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