JotirGamaya (Towards the Light) 05/19

Jotirgamaya is an important peace prayer from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad an ancient Indian Vedic text. From ignorance lead me to Truth, From darkness lead me to light, from death lead me to Immortality, om peace peace peace. This workshop is to weave the essence of the non-dual teachings of Advaita into the practice of Yoga. Yoga today has been reduces to mere practice of body work and breath work. The Yogis have known beyond the body and mind to discover the Truth which is all pervasive and ever present self. We shall bring together the practice of yoga and the proper understanding of Advaita Vedanta by studying the Shanti Mantra
Asad toma Sad Gamaya , Tamasoma JoyirGamaya
Mrityoma AmritamGamaya Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Workshop Length: 2 days (Progressive Asana, Pranayama and Lectures) , Saturday and Sunday

Daily Schedule: Saturday 16:00-20:00, Sunday 12:00-16:00
Asana Practice, Lecture on Shanti Mantra & Meditation (2,5hours)
Pranayama (1,5 hour)
Asana class content:
1.Discovering deeper elements in standing asanas that will help move into deeper poses with mindfulness sequencing.
2.Activating the intelligence of the arms in arm balancing asanas
3.The physical doors and preparations to enter small to stronger back extensions

Lecture Content:
1.Understanding the relevance of the Mantra to our life.
2.What is the quest of our life’s and why is there an obstacle in achieving it?
3.How to discover our true nature by proper understanding of who we are and applying meditation as a means.

Pranayama Class Content:
1.Restorative asanas that will help cultivate awareness on the breath
2.Prana Vikshana – a practice recommended by the great Yogis of this era Bhagawan Sri Ramana Maharishi
3.Going beyond the Fundamentals of Nadi Shodhana

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