Ashtang yoga (The eightfold path of yoga)
To avoid the accumulation of unnecessary possesions. Its purpose is to become free not from possesions, but from attachment to them so that one is unaffected by their gain or loss. Perfection of non-hoarding gives dispassion and one gains knowledge of the past, present and future.
2.NIYAMA (interaction with yourself)
Cleanliness of the body and purity of the mind. Internal cleanliness on the gross level includes the system of “shat karma” (six purifications); on the subtle level it is the eradication of negative qualities and thoughts from the mind. By observing cleanliness one becomes less attached to one’s own body, and loses desire for phisical contact with others. When purity is perfected, one gains control of the senses and becomes cheerful, one-pointed and fit for self-realization.
More than a passive state of mind, contentment is a virtue to be activley cultivated in order to free the mind from the effects of pleasure or pain. When contentment is perfected, one becomes desireless and attains unexcelled happiness.
Litarally means “to burn”; in Yoga Tapas implies the burning of all desires by means of discipline, purification, and penance.
Svadhyaya (scriptural studies):
Self-Inquiry is done by reflecting deeply on the question: “Who am I?” Satsang is association with spiritually oriented people and places. Through Svadhyaya one can understand own real nature.
Ishvarapranidhana (surrender to God):
Recognition that the limited ego-self is an illusion, channeling of energies toward the the relization of truth or God. One who sees the Self in all beings and who has surrendered the ego of being the “doer” is the true practitioner of Ishvarapranidhana. Perfection of Ishvarapranidhana brings success in Samadhi (superconsiousness).
- ASANA (Physical exercise or pose)
The word Asana is commonly translated as “posture”, but its literal meaning is “seat”, referring particulary to meditation postures, which promote concentration of the mind. Asanas help to balance the physical body by regulating glandular secretions, toning muscles and nerves, massaging internal organs and improving circulation and digestion. Asanas increase endurance, will power and resistance to diseases. Through regular practice the mind becomes calm and undesireable thoughts gradually diminish.
- PRANAYAMA (breath control)
The word Pranayama is made of two words: prana : “vital energy” – that which makes all life and all physical activity possible; and ayama : “expansion”. Pranayama is a method of breathing through which life-supporting energy is expanded. Yoga (union) is achieved by stopping thought waves in the mind. Mental activitiy is correlated to breath; the more breath there are, the more thoughts rush through the mind. The practice of Pranayama which involves a series of breathing exercices, drastically deduces the number of breaths taken in a given period. By calming the mind, it thus prepares one for concentration and meditation.
- PRATYAHARA ( Withdrawel of the senses from external objects)
- DHARANA (concentration)
Fixing the attention on a single object
- DHYANA (meditation)
Contemplation of the nature of the object of meditation
- SAMADHI (oneness – inner bliss)
Yoga Therapy with Shivyog
In Yoga Therapy we utilize Shatkarma, Yogic practices such as Asana, Bandh, Mudra, meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises) and adapt them to help with health challenges
Yoga for Health
Yoga is a very deep philosophy and it is very difficult to give a definition. By Practicing only you can gain real happiness of this useful system of philosophy. If you practice this system of philosophy at a proper time regularly the some of the results will be as follows.
body and spirit wellness to bring body, mind and spirit into balance. If there is a harmonic flow of energy through the body & mind it improves general wellbeing. We are dedicated to helping you live a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life.
Recover from many diseases.
Mental happiness, A body of perfect health, strength and shape, Flexibility or pliancy of the body
Yoga is not like other exercises. It greatly influences the internal organs’ functions. Especially when you do yoga controlling breathing your heart lungs will be healthy. Most diseases are because of the defects of digestive system. When you do yoga all the organs relating to digestion will be pressed and there are no diseases that cannot be cured by yoga.
When we practice yoga properly (carefully, slowly, with good mental stability without any excitement) it enables us to develop our mind emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Then there will be mental happiness.
Shape of the Body
With The Advancement of Science and Technology men has invented tools and so people do not need to work heard. No heard work means no exercises to the body. Due to lack of exercise we can see fat people with protruding pot bellies. Such people find it difficult to bend their bodies and work properly. When we do exercise various waste products are eliminated with sweat through the skin. Then you will be healthy and the body will be shaped attractively. Today you have various sort of exercise. Among then yoga give you immediate and long lasting results.
Flexibility or pliancy of the body
Today a lot of people spend a monotonous life. Some spend the day stating in an office. Some in vehicle and some others in air conditioned rooms. As a result of this they cannot breathe in even fresh air. They can’t control their bodies and the mind is also not flexible. The society with such people is filled with problems. If you follow yoga, you will be flexible physically and mentally. Not achy that you will be a social and useful person in the society.
Yoga can strengthen your joints muscle and internal organs. Other exercises are tiresome. Yoga is not so but the achievement is greater after yoga. You will be light hearted and physically, mentally strong.