Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Courses at Shiva Yoga Peeth
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training at Shivayogapeeth Rishikesh India
Ashtanga yoga practiced in its correct sequential order, gradually leads the practitioner to rediscover his or her fullest potential on all levels of human consciousness – physical, psychological and spiritual. Through this practice of correct breathing (Ujjayi Pranayama), postures (asanas), and gazing point (driste), we gain control of the senses and a deep awareness of ourselves. By maintaining this discipline with regularity and devotion, one acquires steadiness of body and mind.
“Ashtanga” literally means eight limbs. They are described by Patanjali as: Yama (abstinences), Niyama (observances), Asana (postures), Pranayama (breath control), Pratyahara (sense withdrawal), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (contemplation). These branches support each other. Asana practice must be established for proper practice of pranayama, and is a key to the development of the yamas and niyamas. Once these four externally oriented limbs are firmly rooted, the last four internally oriented limbs will spontaneously evolve over time.
“Vinyasa” means breath synchronized movement. The breath is the heart of this discipline, and links asana to asana in a precise order. By synchronizing movement with breathing and practicing Mula and Uddiyana Bandhas (locks), an intense internal heat is produced. This heat purifies muscles and organs, expelling unwanted toxins as well as releasing beneficial hormones and minerals, which can nourish the body when the sweat is massaged back into the skin. The breath regulates the vinyasa and ensures efficient circulation of blood. The result is a light strong body.
Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga :
- Open the full potential of the body and mind
- Increase inner confidence
- Improve mental awareness essential for facing all situations of life
- Asana practice makes the body flexible and physically fit
- Pranayama brings the control of the breath and peace of mind
- Pratyahara brings control of the mind
- Meditation practice leads to experience the stillness of mind
- Experience the calmness of the mind through Samadhi – the last stage in this yoga
Learn Ashtanga Yoga at Shiva Yoga Peeth in Rishikesh, India
Shiva Yoga Peeth a roof which teaches ancient Indian science: YOGA is nestled in the heart of Rishikesh, a land where spirituality and Mother Nature form a heady concoction, a true embodiment of what Rishikesh stands for. The school gives a spectacular view with the sacred majestic ma Ganga flowing just outside the ashram. Not only the school but the residence also faces ma Ganga. What an authentic and traditional Indian experience that would be staying in ashram and that too by the holy river Ganga.