WHAT IS YOGA?
According to the PATANJALI YOGA SUTRAS
"Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence"
"Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations
"Yoga is the ability to direct the mind
exclusively towards an object and sustain that
direction without any distractions"
From the definitions above it is clear that yoga is a
psychological discipline. Mind is shaped
by its experience. Through Yoga one is enabled
to see how our minds are moulded and shaped by
objects to the point where the impressions of
the objects begin to hinder clarity of perception.
Once we understand and accept the mind assumes
the form of its experience, we have the opportunity
to choose the objects that shape our minds.
YOGA IS AN ATTEMPT TO ENHANCE
PERCEPTION AT ITS VERY SOURCE
YOGA SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, and to do so we
follow very simple steps:
To gain avoid pain
Take a holiday from stress and competition
Be focused, relaxed as you work 'IN'
Develop your mental capacities
Discover your inner self
YOGA PRACTICED CORRECTLY CAN HEAL SOMETIMES,
RELIEVE OFTEN BUT RELAX ALWAYS
WHAT IS YOGA IN THE KRISHNAMACHARYA TRADITION?
YOGA IS A
SYSTEM OF REINTEGRATION OF BODY BREATH AND MIND
We teach in the tradition of T.Krishnamacharya.
T.Krishnamacharya was one of the foremost yoga teachers in India in modern times, he was
a yogacharya par excellence. He can trace his ancestry all the way back
to Nathamuni 9 centuries ago. His son and student TKV Desikachar and Grandson Kasthaub Desikachar continues this whole tradition. Also some of his other students are responsible
for several 'schools' of Yoga; most well known are BKS Iyengar (Iyengar
Yoga), Patabi Jois (Ashstanga Vinyasa - known as power yoga, followed
by Madonna etc.) AJ Mohan, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and Indra Devi.
T Krishnamacharya maintained that
Yoga should be taught respecting differences in
age, gender, mental and physical health, culture,
religion, philosophy and occupation. One size does not fit all. Therefore with this in mind
yoga is best taught on a one to one basis.
However when this is not possible, small group classes
can give insight into the potential that this approach to yoga can offer.