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Ashtanga Yoga and its Importance in Everyone’s Life

Through the long years I have spent in learning yoga and delivering it to my students, I have got vast experience in this field. Recently I am at the third generation of Ashtanga Yoga and have researched on different philosophies of yoga. I want to

I want to convey them to the public for the betterment of our society. I have also inaugurated special Ashtanga yoga classes at my school because I find it my duty to deliver the magic of Ashtanga yoga to the next generation so that they can also lead a life full of peace and tranquility. Here I will like to transmit my knowledge of Ashtanga yoga into the readers of this passage. Eight Limbed Yoga I want everyone to know Ashtanga yoga is generally known as “eight limbed yoga”, it is the direct way to purify inner mind and soul of anybody who practices it on regular basis. The complete teachings of ashtanga yoga is actually a course which is a fine blend of teachings about

Eight Limbed Yoga

I want everyone to know Ashtanga yoga is generally known as “eight limbed yoga”, it is the direct way to purify inner mind and soul of anybody who practices it on regular basis. The complete teachings of ashtanga yoga is actually a course which is a fine blend of teachings about Vinyasa, bandhas, mudras and a deep philosophy of different sutras that are considered as the genuine approach towards transforming one’s mind and soul to the highest levels of purity.

Ashtanga Yoga is for Everyone

Usually, ashtanga yoga is perceived as a very tough kind of yoga but being a Ashtanga yoga practitioner I will assure you that Ashtanga yoga is for all those who have a challenging nature, who love to accept dares, who have strong nerves and muscles because some poses of Ashtanga yoga need flexibility of bones and muscles. But do not be afraid I assure you that a little practice and effort will make you a competent Ashtanga practitioner.

Spiritual Practices involved in Ashtanga Yoga

Teaching of Ashtanga yoga comprises of a comprehensive course of teaching the following mentioned eight spiritual practices that we call the essential eight limbs of the yoga practice.

1. Yama that generally means teaching the moral values.

2. Niyama, the way how to purify one’s inner self and learning all the aspects of this technique.

3. Asana, asana is basically the teaching of how to adopt the proper postures required to implement different yoga techniques. Any error in these postures may lead to a misdirected yoga performance which will ultimately never gives the desired results.

4. Pratyahara, under this technique a yogi is made to learn the act of controlling senses.

5. Pranayama, the most basic teaching about how to control one’s breathe and master the art of breathing.

6. Dharana, through Dharana students, are taught to learn how to concentrate and develop your mind to focus at a certain point.

7. Dhyana, it is the key to learn meditation. Under dhyana, we teach the trainees about the technicalities and delicacies of meditation and how they can purify one’s mind and soul.

8. Samadhi, it is the way to absorb all the beauties and purities of nature while physically being present in this universe. An insight into the

An insight into the above-mentioned limbs of yoga practice will tell you that the first four practices are made to cleanse a body externally. It means that they are the source of providing different asanas that are required to develop a fit and healthy body through different postures that act as the workout strategy for the body of a yogi. While the last four limbs are the vital source of cleansing the yogi’s body internally. They use the internal purifying system by providing peace of mind and soul to the yogi.

While the last four limbs are the vital source of cleansing the yogi’s body internally. They use the internal purifying system by providing peace of mind and soul to the yogi. Now what we have learned here is that teaching Ashtanga is actually the art of tackling these basic eight limbs in such a way that not a single benefit of adopting these techniques can escape and complete benefit can be achieved by these techniques.

Different Postures of Ashtanga Yoga

Frankly speaking, there are no hard and fast rules or poses to continue Ashtanga yoga. Rather there is a sequence of certain easy to a little bit harder poses that should be followed one after another in a sequence. Each pose is a preparatory level for the next harder pose. Usually, the Ashtanga yoga starts with the simple “sun salutation” posture which is then followed by simple multiple standing postures.

The best way to continue Ashtanga yoga is to do it under the supervision of an experienced teacher because any disruption in the original sequence of these poses may lead to a failure in achieving the desired results. However, some postures may cause minor injuries to the muscles of the yogi so perform all the postures under strict guidance.

Benefits of Performing Ashtanga Yoga There is a wide range of benefits that a yogi can avail by learning Ashtanga yoga. During our school training classes at Rakesh Yoga School, we concentrate more on performing Ashtanga yoga with perfect postures so that our students can get maximum benefit out of it. Let us look at the dynamic results that Ashtanga yoga implies on your general health and body.

Gives you a Stress-Free Mind

Breathing control is the direct tool to drag out all kind of stress and negativity from your brain. This level of yoga will give you complete relief from the tensions that lick your mental life gradually. Tensions and stress are the ultimate enemies of anyone’s peaceful life. So, Ashtanga yoga brings instant relief to your mind and soul and heal all your mental wounds.

Turns you Young and Alive

Within a few months of Ashtanga yoga practice, you will feel the clear difference in your approach towards life. You will turn more positive and this positivity will ultimately give back years of life to you. It boosts energy levels in the yogi, as a result, a yogi feels more vitalized and energetic. Ashtanga yoga is a name of bringing youth to your life.

General Health Benefits

A regular practice of ashtanga yoga will give dynamic health benefits to your body. You can get an instant relief from your previous body pains like lower back, shoulder and muscular pains. It helps you to bring your mood to calmness and discourages any kind of worst mood swings that might have affected your mental and physical health in past. General well -being of whole society can be availed easily if everyone spares few minutes from their busy routine to perform Ashtanga yoga on regular basis. In short, I as a yoga practitioner can say that join our regular yoga classes at Rakesh Yoga School if you want to rejuvenate your personality and want to become a prosperous person in your life.

Thanks and Regards

Rakesh Ranjan

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