According to the teachings of
Sri T.Krishnamacharya and Sri K.Pattabhi Jois, "Breath is Life".
Breathing is our most fundamental and vital act and holds a divine essence;
exhalation a movement towards God, and inhalation an inspiration from
God. Our last action in life is to exhale, which, in essence is the
final and total surrender to God.
- It is said that where there is no effort
there is no benefit. Strength, stamina and sweat are unique aspects
of this traditional Yoga, seemingly contrary to Western perceptions
of Yoga. This demanding practice requires considerable effort and taps
into and circulates a vital energy throughout the body, strengthening
and purifying the nervous system. The mind then becomes lucid, clear
and precise; and according to Sri. K.Pattabhi Jois "Wherever you
look you will see God." Only through practice will we realize the
truth of what our guru often says-
"Everything is God"
PLEASE NOTE: Please note the importance of
learning the Astanga method only from a traditionally trained teacher.
Only a qualified teacher can provide the necessary guidence to assure
safe, steady progress without injury to body or mind!
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of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois. Please honor its authenticity and distribute
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