Yoga and Meditation

Jnana Yoga.

The practice of yoga goes beyond the practice of asana (postures) as we know it here in the west; the practice of yoga is YOGA.

More than often the question of: what kind of yoga you teach? Arise. For many years I used to respond; “I teach yoga.” That’s it.

There are many paths of yoga that one can practice, B.K.S. Iyenger, Bikram, Ashtanga, Hatha, Kundalini, and so on. Although there are many paths, the way I see it, all have the same goal, the practice.

Teaching yoga for more than 10 years and practicing since 2000, I can finally say that I teach “Jnana Yoga”. Jnana in Sanskrit means knowledge. So I teach the “knowledge of yoga”. Basically what I am trying to say is that I am teaching more than the asanas of yoga, I focus on breathing, techniques of postures, meditation, but above all, I focus on the practice itself.

The height limbs of yoga:

Yama (ethical disciplines),

Niyama (rules of conduct),

*Asana (postures),

*Pranayama (restraint or expansion of the breath),

Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses),

*Dharana (concentration),

*Dhyana (meditation)

Samadhi (absorption).


Meditation and Relaxation

We incorporate Meditation & Relaxation into every training session as part of our holistic approach to health, fitness, and life.

As we strive for a strong and fit body, we must also calm and centre our minds—for here is the source of our strength.

All our programs include an element of yoga in terms of balancing and stretching techniques.

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January 25, 2014