Yoga and meditation
What form of yoga do we teach?
During the retreats you will learn original asthaunga yoga ~ 8 - limbed path yoga.
Also connected to the original tantra yoga or the Ananda Marga Path Of Yoga.
This form of yoga is also connected to the original Tantra yoga and the Ananda Marga Path of
Yoga. Emphasis is given on the holistic aspects of yoga: yoga asanas, deep guided relaxation, and yogic massage. We are focusing on deep breathing and the connection to the heart and Mother Earth. Regular meditation is an important part of this practice, guided
with mantra, visualizations, and silence. This is generally not a type of yoga that will make you sweat. As India's oldest yogi says: "Yoga is about peace and relaxation and you are doing yoga wrong if you are working up a sweat. Yoga is about the union with
all of life.
Eight limbs of Yoga
The classical system of yoga, systematized by the great sage Patainjali 2100 years ago, consists of 8 practices
known as “Astaunga Yoga” or “The Eight Limbs of Yoga”
Yama – Practical moral principles to help us enjoy a harmonious relationship with others
Niyama – Practical moral principles to help us purify and uplift our inner environment
Asana – Yoga postures practiced for physical, mental and spiritual development
Pranayama – Balancing and enhancing the vital energy
or “Prana” through control (Yama) of the breath
Pratyahara – the process of withdrawing the mind from external distractions
– the practice of concentration
Dhyana – the practice of meditation (sustained concentration on a spiritual idea)
– the deep experience of complete oneness
We are offering yogaclasses with self massage and guided relaxation every morning.
We will teach the universal yogadance Kaoshikii ~ which has 22 amazing benefits for mind, body
and spirit and was introduced by the Indian Master Shrii Shrii AnandaMurtii
We are also offering meditation classes morning and evening, and also in sacres sites.
Asana practice is a set of physical exercises that:
increases the flexibility of the body
helps maintain hormonal balance
between body and mind
prepares the mind for subtle thinking and deeper meditation.
helps blood circulation, massages tissues and glands
The relationship between the physical body and the mind is very close. Many physiological and psychological irregularities are due to hormonal imbalances. Hence Ananda Marga asanas have either a pressurizing
or depressurizing effect on specific points in the body in order to establish and maintain an appropriate hormonal balance.
Asanas are postures in which one can remain in physical comfort and psychic
composure. In this system, asanas are practiced for physical health and spiritual elevation.
Asanas may be practiced with individual repetitions or vinyasa style with repetition.
WE MEDITATE TOGETHER TWICE DAILY. Sometimes we also meditate in energy vortexes and sacred sites.
The meditations focus on:
and grounding into Pacha Mama ( Mother Earth)
~ Repetition on mantra
Some meditations contain guided visualizations which will guide you on an inner journey.
We also learn shielding and grounding.
We will meditate together in a group, which strenghtens the effects of meditation.
Benefits of meditation:
Relaxes the mind and body deeply.
~ Calms the breath and blood pressure and helps the balance of melatonin in the pineal gland.
you relax much deeper and get in touch with your core and heart. It is an ancient art practiced many parts of the planet.
~ Can improve memory and give clarity of mind.
~ Improves sleep & Dreamtime
- Prevents diseases and aging
With this regular meditation practice, you will feel that each day your concentration will be deeper and easier, and you will get so much back!
We hope this trip can be deeply
transformative and bring something new and very positive into your life :)
Please note that you do not need to have practiced yoga and meditation in order to attend and also you do not need to attend
all classes,although we recommend to attend all classes.
Classes adjusted to the group ~
EVERYONE CAN PRACTICE AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE!