Satyananda Yoga Center

Aspects of Yoga

ASANA PRANAYAMA MUDRA BANDHA
 
IT IS IMPORTANT TO ATTEND BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA / SATYANANDA YOGA CLASSES SO THAT YOU CAN LEARN THE YOGA PRACTICES CORRECTLY & SAFELY UNDER 
GUIDED SUPERVISION OF THE YOGA TEACHER. 
 
BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA BOOKS CAN BE REFERRED TO FOR SAFE PRACTICE OUTSIDE THE CLASS. 
 
YAMAS, NIYAMAS, ASANA, PRANAYAMA, PRATYAHARA, DHARANA, DHYANA, SAMADHI ARE THE 8 LIMBS OF YOGA, ASHTANGA YOGA. 
 
Patanjali states the 8 limbs of yoga (ashtanga) in the Yoga Sutras.
 

ASANA IS A POSE OR POSITION THAT AFFECTS THE BODY. 
 
REGULATION AND BALANCE OF THE ANATOMICAL SYSTEMS IS KNOWN TO OCCUR. 
 
STHIRAM SUKHAM ASANAM 
 
IS A VERSE FROM THE HATHA YOGA PRADAPIKA, A TEXT ON YOGA PRACTICES, 
"STILL & STEADY, BEAUTIFUL POSITION".
 
SHATKARMAS TOO ARE TAUGHT WHICH ARE DETOX OR HATHA YOGA CLEANSING PRACTICES. 
 
SHATKARMA WORKSHOP AT 8:30 A.M.
 
DATE & LOCATION WILL BE INFORMED WHEN YOU EMAIL AND PAY FOR THE CLASS.
 
EMAIL : INFO@SATYANANDAYOGACENTER.COM
 

PRANAYAMA
 
THE PRACTICES OF PRANAYAMA ARE A DIRECT PATHWAY TO THE MIND & THE HIGHER PRACTICES OF PRANAYAMA TO CONSCIOUSNESS. 
 
PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES OF PRANAYAMA WHEN TAUGHT CORRECTLY, HELP TO INCREASE THE EXPULSION OF CARBON DIOXIDE, INCREASE THE ASSIMILATION OF OXYGEN, USE THE ENTIRE LUNGS, INCREASE LUNG CAPACITY, INCREASE AIR FLOW, ELIMINATE MENTAL TENSIONS;
 
TO STATE JUST A FEW BENEFITS OF PRACTICING PRANAYAMA SAFELY AND CORRECTLY. 

MUDRAS ARE PSYCHIC GESTURES.
 
THESE GESTURES CAN BE PERFORMED WITH THE HANDS, EYES, BODY, TONGUE.  

BANDHAS
 
POSTURE LOCKS FOR HOLDING AND INCREASING PRANA. 
 
BANDHAS ALSO WORK ON THE GRANTHIS (KNOTS) AT VARIOUS CHAKRAS. 

BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA ALSO TEACHES PRATYAHARA PRACTICES.

IMPORTANT PRATYAHARA PRACTICES SUCH AS SHAVASANA, YOGA NIDRA & PRE DHARANA, CONCENTRATION TECHNIQUES. 

THIS IS WHEN YOGA BEGINS.

ONE STARTS TO MOVE INWARDS.

MENTAL IMPRESSIONS CAN BE REMOVED & DECREASED SUCH AS TENSIONS, TRAUMAS, HABITUAL PRACTICES & MANY MORE BENEFITS.

JUST AS ONE DELETES UNNECESSARY, UNWANTED FILES FROM A COMPUTER, INTO THE TRASH, RECYCLE BIN, SIMILARLY WITH PRATYAHARA PRACTICES. THIS OPENS UP AREAS OF THE MIND & FREES OUR HARD DRIVE.

CONCENTRATION PRACTICES : DHARANA

ARE ALSO TAUGHT THAT HELP TO MOVE TOWARDS MEDITATION : DHYANA.

 DHARANA PRACTICES HELP TO INCREASE AWARENESS, FOCUS, CONCENTRATION, TO BRING THE MIND & PSYCHE TO A STATE OF PURIFICATION, EKAGRATHA, ONE POINTED FOCUS, BALANCE, EQUANIMITY.

MENTAL MODIFICATIONS OR DISTURBANCES BECOME LESS, VRITTIS DECREASE. 

ONE CAN GO BEYOND THE MIND TO EXPERIENCE THE STATE OF MEDITATION WHICH THEN LEADS TO SAMADHI AT VARIOUS LEVELS.