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I teach yoga from the tradition of the Bihar School of Yoga, Satyananda Yoga. 

Satyanada yoga is a system of yoga developed by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, who founded Bihar School of Yoga in 1964 and Bihar yoga Bharati in 1994 (deemed the worlds first yoga university).

I teach in the spirit and tradition of Satyanada yoga and  Bihar School of Yoga, with emphasis towards a meditative approach, the integration of the whole person, and the spiritual aspect of yoga. 

Swami Satyanada's life mission was to spread the knowledge of yoga from door to door and shore to shore. He developed a system of practices, based on ancient yogic practices, and made them available for everyone to benefit from. 

He did not focus on any specific branch of yoga, rather he developed a holistic and integral system with tools to strengthen, harmonize and develop every aspect of the human personality. 

This very aspect is one of the things that I cherish about Bihar School of Yoga. The experience is not only on a physical level, but also emotional, mental  and spiritual. They teach asanas but it does not stop there nor is that the main focus.

 

The meaning of asana is a position which you can comfortably hold for any length of time without any strain or discomfort. In yogic terms the asana is your seat. It is the position in which you sit for meditation and in the "very beginning" there was only a very few asanas. However since most of us are not used to sitting cross-legged with a straight back for any lengths of time, and because most us of live lifestyles due to our culture which accumulates tensions and stiffness, even sickness in the body, there has come a system of a lot more asanas to support us in our struggles and make our physical bodies subtle, strong and healthy. I have heard there is as many as 100 800 000 asans!

But is the main aim of Yoga a strong and subtle physical body?

It does not have to be. 

When I practice an integral yoga practice I experience myself in a whole new way. I am more open, more helpful and kind to people, more awake, more creative, and with a much greater ability to give of myself and take part in the events that shows up in life from moment to moment, willingly and wholeheartedly.

 

I believe this is the aim of yoga - to be able to fully and joyfully participate in ones own life.

Starting Tuesday September 24. 2019

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