Yoga in Goa
The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning to bind, join, attach, to direct and concentrate one’s attention on, to use and apply. It also means union or communion. This can also be thought as personal consciousness connecting with the global one. It is the true union of our will with the will of God, it means the disciplining of the intellect, mind, the emotions and the will; it means a balance and poise of the soul which enables one to look at life in all its aspects evenly.
Yoga is one of the six orthodox systems of Indian Philosophy. It was collated, coordinated and systematized by Sage Patanjali in his classical work, the Yoga Sutras.
The root cause of the physical, mental, and emotional conflicts which we experience today in our lives is disharmony and imbalance. Yoga shows us the path and as a means to eliminate the areas of disharmony and imbalance.
When the restlessness of mind, intellect and self is stilled through the practice of Yoga, the yogi finds the inner bliss and peace by the grace of spirit within him. He relishes the fruits of Yoga. The eternal Joy experienced is beyond the reasoning of the mind and intellect. He has found the biggest treasure and he needs nothing more than this. He who has achieved it, shall not be moved by the greatest sorrows.
Bhagwad Gita also gives other explanation of the Yoga and emphasizes upon Karma Yoga (Yoga by action). It teaches: ‘Work alone is your privilege, never the fruits thereof. Never let the fruits of the action be your motive and never cease to work. Work in the name of the God, abandoning all the selfish desires would surely be worth. Be not affected by the Success and failure. Be unaffected and poised in the practice of Yoga.
Yoga has been described as wisdom in work and skill full living leading to peace and harmony.
Yoga in a Nutshell
The Salt of life is selfless service. The bread of life is universal love. The water of life is purity. The sweetness of life is devotion. The fragrance of life is generosity. The pivot of life is Meditation. The goal of life is Self-realization.
Therefore, serve, love, be pure and generous. Meditate and realize.
Yoga Styles We Teach
Over the decades, the techniques of yoga evolved into a number of different paths, Raja Yoga, Gyana Yoga, Karma Yoga and Bhakti Yoga, any one of which can lead to a person to self-realization. The most popular form at present is Raja Yoga, which is a spiritual approach and includes the guidelines about conduct, physical postures, breathing exercises, concentration and finally steadying the mind. This method of yoga was formally organized in a written form known as “Yoga Sutra” authored by Sage Patanjali, sometime between 200 B. C. and 300 A. D. More recently new forms of physical practice of Yoga such as Hatha Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Hot Yoga, Astanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Ashtanga Viniyasa Yoga are emerging.
We strongly think all styles merge into the common goal of Yoga, i.e. the union of self with the supreme. Different styles have been into practice because different people in this space and time are ruled by different consciousness at different psychic level while moving ahead in this divine spiritual journey. Irrespective of the style you adopt, destination and goal of Yoga is one and unique to all.
We teach based on the multi style as every style of Yoga has something unique to offer to masses. The styles we commonly incorporate in our institution are Classical, Hatha, Astanga, Sivananda and Iyengar Yoga. We have designed courses and retreats based on the need of the modern masses living in the modern times facing the modern day common environment of disharmony and discontentment not only on the physical level but also mental and emotional.
Our Yoga therapy packages and treatments are particularly inspired by Classical and Iyengar forms which have been quite effective in treating some of the very common chronic painful conditions of the body. Our Therapy sessions are absolutely focused on giving you relief, cure from the diseases and freedom from the feeling of limitation.
Classes and retreats have been designed viewing the stages, body conditions, age, mental and physical constitution of the people. Considering that we offer courses ranging from foundation, beginners, intermediate to advanced asana group. Specialized inclusions are “Pre & Post Natal Yoga” sessions and “Yoga after 60″ where lot of emphasis has been given on recovery, attaining strength, agility and flexibility without becoming too harsh and challenging on body and mind. We have introduced the concept of “Restorative Yoga” for the people who are too stiff or would love to go slow and soft within their own limits and time.
There are numerous benefits of yoga but few of them can be as follows:
- Strengthens the body and mind
- Keeps you active and fit
- Makes your body supple and flexible
- Bring order discipline in your life
- Experiencing the trinity of mind, body and soul
- Spread happiness and pleasure in your life
- Fills your life with complete energy and enthusiasm
- Get disease free body