Yoga and meditation

Yoga and meditation

 

What form of yoga do we teach?

During the retreats you will learn original asthaunga yoga, ~ 8 - limbed path yoga.

This form of yoga is connected to the original Tantra yoga and the Ananda Marga Path of Yoga. Emphasis is given on the holistic aspects of yoga: meditation, yoga asanas, deep guided relaxation,  yogic self- massage, chanting & devotion with an encouragement to do selfless service. This form of yoga massages the glands in the body and stretches all muscles. The deep breathing brings relaxation to mind and body, mental clarity and strength, gives one energy, and brings in more prana and oxygen to our cells. During the yoga & meditation, we are focusing on deep breathing and the connection to our hearts and Mother Earth. Regular meditation is an important, we guided meditations with visualizations, universal mantra 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.

 

The yoga classes are adjusted to the readiness level of the students and all are welcome!

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”

 

  1. Yama – Practical moral principles to help us enjoy a harmonious relationship with others

  2. Niyama – Practical moral principles to help us purify and uplift our inner environment

  3. Asana – Yoga postures practiced for physical, mental and spiritual development

  4. Pranayama – Balancing and enhancing the vital energy or “Prana” through control (Yama) of the breath

  5. Pratyahara – the process of withdrawing the mind from external distractions

  6. Dharana – the practice of concentrat

  7. Dhyana – the practice of meditation (sustained concentration on a spiritual idea)

  8. Samadhi – the deep experience of complete oneness

 

 

We are offering yoga-classes with self massage and guided relaxation every morning, and occasional short yoga classes in the evenings.

We teach the universal yoga dance Kaoshikii ~ with 22 amazing benefits for mind, body and spirit. It was introduced by the Indian Master Shrii Shrii AnandaMurtii.

 

 

Asana practice is a set of physical exercises that:

  • increases the flexibility of the body

  • helps maintain hormonal balance

  • establishes 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 meditate in energy vortexes and sacred sites.

 

The meditations focus on:

~ Connecting and grounding into Pacha Mama ( Mother Earth)

~ Breath

~ Repetition on mantra

~ Sitting position

Some meditations contain guided visualizations which will guide you on an inner journey.

We also learn shielding and grounding as well as a beautiful universal, powerful mantra.

SmileHeart“Baba’ Nam Keva’lam!” ~  “ Love Is All There Is”!SmileHeart

 

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.

~ Helping 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 regular meditation practice, you will feel that your concentration will be deeper and easier day by day and the practice will give you so much.

A wonderful way to start the day!

We hope this trip can be deeply transformative and bring something new and very positive into your life!

You do not need to have practiced yoga and meditation before in order to attend.

 

Looking forward to sharing with you!Big Grin

Warmly welcome!

 

 

 

Meditation twice daily... :)

Meditation on Montana Machu Picchu with students from Norway

Enjoying yummy and healthy vegan food in Cusco! :) One of the best vegan places in Cusco! :D