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 DATES ARE JUNE 2, JULY 7, AUGUST 4, SEPTEMBER 1, OCTOBER 6, NOVEMBER 3, 2012 AT 8:30 A.M.
 
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. 
 
PRACTICES AND TECHNIQUES OF PRANAYAMA WHEN TAUGHT CORRECTLY, HELP TO INCREASE 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 YOGIC GESTURES.
 
THESE GESTURES CAN BE PERFORMED WITH THE HANDS, EYES, BODY, TONGUE. 
 
MUDRAS HELP TO REDIRECT PRANA.

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

BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA ALSO TEACHES RELAXATION PRACTICES.

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

CONCENTRATION PRACTICES : DHYANA

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

DHYANA AND DHARANA PRACTICES HELP TO INCREASE AWARENESS, FOCUS, CONCENTRATION, TO BRING THE MIND & PERSONA TO A STATE OF BALANCE, 

MENTAL MODIFICATIONS OR DISTURBANCES BECOME LESS, VRITTIS DECREASE. 

ONE CAN GO BEYOND THE MIND TO EXPERIENCE THE MEDITATION STATES OF SAMADHI AT VARIOUS LEVELS. 

 

"Harmony of Head, Heart and Hands" Bihar School of Yoga,
 
Swami Satyananda Saraswati.