What is Yoga?
The word "Yoga" means "connection". The
aim of Yoga is to achieve a connection. Rather re-connection
- for make it clear from the beginning - that Yoga is not trying to
achieve something new, but to restore our original state. A permanent
connection to our true Self, to the cosmic consciousness, which was
always there, always will be, and is here right now!
Yoga Path is based on the original treatise of
Yoga, known as Patanjali Yoga Sutras. It is the
oldest surviving written use of Yoga. Its author - Patanjali (lived
sometime around the 2nd century BC) - is sometimes known as the founder
of Yoga. It is known, that Yoga was here long before Patanjali, but it
was transmitted orally, and in particular by its own practice. Some
ancient Vedic texts even suggest that "Yoga is as old as humanity
Patanjali's eightfold Path of Yoga
- Yama - development of
spiritual values in order to achieve harmonious coexistence with the
others (non-violence, truth in word & thought, selflessness ...)
- Niyama - development of
spiritual values in order to achieve harmony with oneself (cleanliness
of body & mind, satisfaction, study, spiritual goals ...)
- Asana - discipline of the
body to achieve physical and mental balance, vitalization and
harmonization of energy centers (Chakras) and energy channels (Nadi)
- Pranayama - control of
breath and the vital energy - Prana. Beneficial to health, steadies the
body and is highly conducive to the concentration of the mind.
- Pratyahara - withdrawal of
senses from their external objects
- Dharana –
development of concentration and guided attention
- Dhjana - steadfast
meditation on the cosmic consciousness (paramátma)
- Samadhi - oneness with the
cosmic consciousness (paramátma)
The Yoga Path is based on this schema and integrates it into the
environment of modern man.
Regular Yoga classes in
coming soon ...
lessons in English - Patanjali Yoga regular courses for beginners in
Prague - the date and location to be specified here
- watch this site ...