Yoga for Wholistic Health and Conscious Evolution
Classes, courses and retreats run in the Satyananda Yoga / Bihar Yoga tradition by Sadhanamurti (Geraldine Duff)
Wholistic Health through Yoga
Wholistic health through yoga starts with experiencing the intimate connection between the body, breath and mind, and progresses to the ability to witness the constantly changing nature of these energies.
When the witnessing awareness has been developed to the extent that the body, mind and emotions can be observed and experienced then the question arises, who am I? Who is the observer of all this?
The culmination of yoga sadhana (yoga as a spiritual practice) is the transcendence of the dualities of life through self-realisation.. this is a profound and permanent shift in perception.. but more of that later :)
The Nature of Energy
We are energetic beings and the nature of energy is movement. Accumulated tensions whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual prevent the free flow of energy. When energy is prevented from flowing it expresses itself as imbalance, stress and disease at one or more levels of being. Conversely when these tensions are identified and released, energy can once again flow freely and be used for healing, creativity and conscious evolution.
Yoga starts from the premise that you are already whole and perfect, it is not a matter of striving to achieve this, rather it is a process of consciously letting go of all that is standing in the way of the true expression of who you are - a powerful being of infinite and effortless peace, wisdom, love and light.
One of the central principles of yoga is to be fully aware and accepting of the present moment as it is without suppressing anything, without the idea of achieving anything, or any expectation of how we think this moment 'should be'. This practice enables us to fully experience all that life has to offer, the joys and the challenges, with love, wisdom and clarity.
Yoga is non-competitive, it can be practiced by people of every age, ability and physicality. It has no religious component and can be practised alongside any religious beliefs or non beliefs.
Satyananda Yoga / Bihar Yoga
Swami Satyananda Saraswati, disciple of Swami Sivandanda Sarawati of Rishikesh, founded the Bihar School of Yoga in 1964 to impart the knowledge of yoga "from door to door and shore to shore." He combined the philosophy and knowledge of ancient practices contained in the Vedas and in the traditions of Tantra and formulated them into a comprehensive system adapted for contemporary life.
The many paths of yoga are all incorporated into Satyananda Yoga to integrate and balance the different aspects of the human personality.
To learn more about Satyananda Yoga and the Saraswati lineage, please follow the link to Satyananda Yoga/Bihar Yoga.