“Health is wealth.
Peace of mind is happiness.
Yoga shows the way”
Welcome to Yoga Shastra!
Yoga is a way of life and how you look at life. For many people yoga is the same as body postures or asanas, but that is just one element of the whole. Without understanding the basic principles of yoga philosophy or if not also practicing meditation and pranayama, you are not actually practicing yoga. All these practices will together become yoga, which according to philosophy is the unification of the Individual Self with the Universal Self.
In each class we teach according to the ancient tradition of Hatha Yoga which combines philosophy, asanas, pranayama, meditation and deep relaxation. In that way your mind, body and soul will benefit from the yoga practice on a deeper level.
Rajesh is a classic hatha yoga teacher with 11 years of teaching experience. He was born and raised in Kerala, India the land of Yoga and Ayurveda. He has been staying five years to learn yoga and its philosophy at Sivananda yoga ashram in India. Rajesh teaches yoga in its purest form according to ancient scriptures of yoga system with Meditation, Pranayama (Yogic breathing techniques) Kriyas and yoga philosophy.
We do not have any yoga classes during this spring but we will be back on Autumn 2020
(Classic Hatha and Raja Yoga)
journey for wellbeing
Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Bali
Yoga , Meditation, Satsang, Culture and Beaches.
14 Days Retreat
31st October – 13th November 2020
Yoga for your needs!
We arrange yoga sessions according to your needs
Yoga for students
Five Points of Yoga
The yogic path to wellbeing; Swami Vishnudevananda taught five easy principles of yoga. They bring together the often-complex philosophies and teachings of India’s ancient yogis in form that is easy to understand and simple to adapt to everyday life, wherever you live in the world.
Proper exercise or Asanas rejuvenate the whole body. They work primarily on the spine and central nervous system The spine gains in strength and flexibility, and circulation is stimulated, bringing nutrients and oxygen to all the cells of the body. Asanas increase motion in the joints and flexibility in muscles, tendons, and ligaments. They massage internal organs, boosting their function.
Pranayama stimulates the energy reserves of the solar plexus, revitalizing body and mind. Regulating the breath helps to store prana the vital life force, laying down reserves of strength and vitality. Deep, conscious breathing helps to conquer depression and stress, and controlling prana-by controlling the breath – can relieve symptoms of illness in a similar way to acupuncture.
Positive Thinking and Meditation
Positive thinking and meditation are the yogic keys to peace of mind. Meditation techniques calm the mind and enhance focus. Regular meditation promotes physical and spiritual, as well as mental, well-being. Before meditation, yoga practitioners clear the mind of negative thoughts and feelings, using concentration and positive-thinking exercises.
Deep relaxation works on three levels – physical, mental, and spirtual -and is the most natural way to re-energize body and mind. Regular relaxation acts like a car’s cooling system. keeping the engine from overheating and ensuring the vehicle functions efficiently. During the deep relaxation at the end of a yoga session, the body uses only enough prana to maintain vital metabolic activities. The rest of the energy gained during practice is stored. Deep relaxation relieves the body of existing stress symptoms (including muscle tension and breathlessness) and also helps develop resistance against external stress factors. Once the body and mind are freed from constant overload they are at ease and perform more efficiently.
The yogic attitude to food is Eat to live, not live to eat. Yogis choose foods with a positive effect on body and mind, and least negative effects on the environment and other creatures. Fresh and unrefined foods are thought best, prepared simply, to preserve maximum nutrients. It is natural, simple to prepare, easy to digest and absorb.