The Eternal Classics
Classical Hatha Yoga is a proven path to self-realization, developed and sharpened by Indian, Nepalese and Tibetan Masters for thousands of years. It is in fact, a recent privilege to have this knowledge available to us. We take things for granted, and usually do not realize the depth of Yoga.
It not only imparts a healthy mind and body, but it leads the sincere and dedicated aspirant to psychic and spiritual awakening, and to the discovery of their inherent creative potential within.
Originally, Classical Hatha Yoga consisted only of cleansing processes used to help purify the physical body, with particular emphasis on the digestive and respiratory systems. These techniques known as the Shatkriyas, are taught until today. It later evolved over many centuries to englobe other disciplines, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, and Bandha.
These disciplines together, practiced for a life-time, brings the person to a very high degree of understanding of his own existence. We are able to practice all techniques of Traditional Yoga in a very simple way, as it is being for thousands of years, well stated in five principles:
- Proper exercise
- Proper breathing
- Proper relaxation
- Proper diet
- Proper thinking
Asana is a specific body position that helps to cleanse and open the energy channels and the psychic energy centers. It includes the understanding of our energetic body on a intuitive level, the control of Bandhas, which are energy valves that collects and redirects our life-energy, the control of Prana or Pranayama, and Mudras or hand positions.
- The physical postures are processes through which purification and control of the body takes place, by consciously directing the pranic flow through awareness, breathing and movement. In Classical Hatha Yoga, the main focus is on longer held poses, core strength, flexibility, balance & concentration.
It is a wonderful combination of stretching, strengthening, breathing, relaxing, concentration and internal prayer, exercising every part of the body, the mind, releasing emotions, stretching and toning the muscles and joints, the spine and the entire skeletal system.
The Asanas work not only on the body’s frame, but also on the internal organs, hormonal glands and nerves, keeping all systems in visible radiant health. This stimulation of the hormonal system helps to balance emotions and acquire a more optimistic attitude towards life. It give us a sense of self-worth and achievement. By releasing physical, mental, and emotional tension, the positions also liberate vast reserves of energy, untying emotional knots, giving a sense of peace and well being.
In seemingly simple body postures there is a profound inner work. We develop a deeper awareness of our body, on how we move, breathe, become tight and loose, and how we react to the weather patterns of the mind, becoming acutely aware and sensitive of how the body and mind interact.
Classical Yoga is the path most suited to the aspirant of today’s world for being the root of all styles of yoga, for all body types, as it works systematically from the grosser physical body, that many of us are not yet familiar, to the most subtle or hidden aspects of our total personality. It makes the ideal foundation from beginner to the most advanced practitioner, making them free to choose a style later or remain with the eternal classics.
Developed by the Masters to liberate the mind from the burden of the body in order to pursue deeper spiritual aspirations, Hatha Yoga is especially well suited for people doing intellectual work, even without being spiritually or religiously inclined. It doesn’t matter; since it develops awareness, and awareness is awakening already.
Are you ready?
A single good class can allow one to see and care for oneself in a new and more comprehensive way.
However, it only makes sense when you try it for yourself.