What is Yoga
Through Yoga, our physical, mental and spiritual aspects align themselves for greater harmony and wellbeing. This is why it feels so good when you do Yoga. The mind, the body and the spirit start working together rather than against one another without proper consciousness.
Through regular practice of Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Dhyana (meditation), we find greater harmony within ourselves and the world around us. The previously separate aspects of who we are, work more harmoniously and we uncover deeper meaning and understanding of our purpose and values.
There are many forms of Yoga these days, but Yoga is an ancient word which has meaning beyond technique, style or teacher.
As beginners we start with the basics. We make progress with our practice no mater how inflexible we may feel. We uncover more and more flexibility in mind and body over time and we are left feeling invigorated and inspired. This progress is only possible through a direct experience of Yoga which is what regular practice brings.
Yoga is the union of the body with the mind. When we take regular practice(Sadhana) we cultivate awareness of our body. Through the most basic practices we encounter the body in new ways and exercise the muscle of awareness, which may have been neglected for a long time.
As we pay attention to the body from within, we strengthen this awareness and our mind pays closer attention to the experience of the body. Not merely the appearance or the judgments of those around us, but rather an experience of the body from within. An experience unique to each person and the source of incredible joy.
I believe that Yoga and Meditation signal a cultural shift which is transforming individual consciousness around the world. It will transform your world and the world around you and will be the source for the resolution of many of the issues we all face in the 21st century.
Ancient practices are taking hold across the globe, unfolding a new understanding of ourselves, our relationship with the world around us and each other. A peace within that we all have control over.
What is Yoga Begin
Yoga Begin is a beginners course in Yoga and Meditation developed by Swami Jayananda Saraswati of the Inner Journey's Metaphysics Centre. Swami Jayananda has been practicing and teaching Yoga in Gippsland for over 30 years and has used her knowledge to ensure this course provides a balanced and grounded introduction to Yoga and Meditation.
How to Join Us
If you're interested in joining the course for term two, please apply below. Courses are on across Gippsland but you must register for free to get involved. If you have any questions please call: 0400442612.
"I'm always relieved immediately in and after ur class, it does what it needs to whether it's re energise me one week or calm me down the next, it's just wonderful. Thank" - Elli (2017 student)
"i look forward to continuing with your classes as i am feeling the best i have in years"
"I really enjoyed the focus on different parts of the body after each practice. I think it's increased my awareness of myself and how I feel."
- 2016 student
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