Ayurveda and yoga come from the same source of knowledge: the science of life. This teaches people how happy, healthy and peaceful their existence is by incorporating the requirements of the laws of nature. Ayurveda leads people to self-healing, yoga on the path of self-knowledge and a strong, flexible body. Physical and spiritual healing, the complete realization of our true nature, combines yoga and Ayurveda into an inseparable unity. Ancient Vedic wisdom states that “the foundation of yoga should be Ayurveda and the fruit of Ayurveda should be yoga.” Yoga thus supports the Ayurvedic method and vice versa. They complement each other on the road to becoming a complete individual. The word yoga comes from Sanskrit and means union or connection. It means the connection of body, mind and soul. Asana, Pranayama and meditation serve as different tools to achieve this unity. These allow man to connect with his Atma, ego, true self or inner identity and create awareness.
Asanas are body postures by which the practitioner amplifies mental characteristics and attitudes. Each posture causes more Prana to flow to specific parts of the body, radiating to the relevant Nadis and Chakras. Postures, then, are not just complex gymnastic exercises, but tools for channeling energy into different parts of the body.
For the practice of Asana to be performed correctly, a proper attitude of the practitioner in accordance with the eight limbs described by Patañjali in the Yoga Sūtra is necessary.
The purpose of the Asanas is to stabilize the state of Yoga .
YOGA means union-experience of silence and stillness of mind.
In the absolute state of balance, Yoga, the purpose of the Asanas is achieved.
the ‘administrator of the body ,the mind, must be in accord with the cosmic administrator, so that any fluctuation of the mind is never out of alignment with the cosmic mind .
the purpose of the Asanas is to stabilize any position of the mind with the position of infinity. This means that we need to create a habit, through Asanas, by which, whatever the body posture, it is never not in tune with the physiology of the cosmos
Asanas are defined as:
Sthir – Sukham- Asanam
Sukham pleasant, complete self-sufficiency
Asanam sitting, motionless posture.
According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, two conditions are necessary for proper execution of the Asanas: Relaxation of activity-Illiminitude
Both of these conditions must be simultaneous, so the purpose of the Asanas is to stabilize the physiology at the level of the cosmic physiology, at the level of the cosmic mind, stabilized in ‘self-sufficiency, immortality, with the mind and body in good condition and stability.
“He who has mastery in the Asanas has mastery in the world.” The goal is coordination between mind and body. The practice of Asanas also elevates the state of consciousness.
Pranayama is a set of breathing techniques that allows the accumulation and use of prana. Through breath control the practitioner is able to purify the body and mind.
Relaxation techniques form an important part of Hatha Yoga. Relaxation according to this type of yoga consists of a restorative pause between activities and is a far cry from laziness and idleness, based instead on the rejection of work. Relaxation exercises act on both physical and mental levels; they generally follow the work done with postures and breathing exercises and are a prerequisite to meditation techniques.
“Yoga should serve man and not vice versa.” This central idea of the great Indian yoga teacher T.K.V. Desikachar is also the commitment of our yoga teachers. Specifically, this means that the exercises must be tailored to the needs of the individual. Yoga takes into account their individual physical needs, and this is taken into account in the practice. This is especially true for beginners. With the help of our yoga teachers, you can try light body exercises and learn how good Asanas are for the body and mind.
The focus of the exercises are Asanas, which can be easily performed: for example, sun salutation, cobra or knee press. These movement elements are supplemented by breathing and relaxation sessions.
With Asanas, a given position should be held for some time. Our yoga teachers make sure that the physical exercises are performed consciously and consciously step by step. In these maintenance steps, yoga students will be able to discover how to release tension. Breathing shows them the way: it should flow calmly and sometimes forcefully. These exercises can also be performed by our guests later at home. Important: it is necessary to make slow movements and never force anything.