What is the goal of Integral Yoga:
“The goal of Integral Yoga, and the birthright of every individual, is to realize the spiritual unity behind all the diversity in the entire creation and to live harmoniously as members of one universal family.” ~Sri Swami Satchidananda”
- A body of optimum health and strength
- Senses under control
- A mind well disciplined, clear and calm
- An intellect as sharp as a razor, pliable as steel
- A heart full of unconditional love and compassion
- An ego as pure as crystal
- A life filled with supreme peace, relaxation and joy
Hatha yoga is designed to develop the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects for each individual, through asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control) mudras (sound techniques), kriyas (cleansing techniques) yoga diet, deep relaxation and meditation. The keynote of yoga is dedication. It is the master key to all joy and peace. Combine this with breath control and cleaning of impurities, and toxins through elimination will be achieved.
The Shaiva Yoga text, Amanaska, dated to be from the 12th century CE or earlier, is a dialogue between Vamadeva and deity Shiva. In the second chapter, the text mentions Raja yoga, and explains why it is called so. It states that it is so named because it enables the yogin to reach the illustrious king within oneself, the supreme Self. Raja yoga is declared as the goal and a state of samadhi, where one experiences nothing but the bliss of the undisturbed, the natural state of calm, relaxation, serenity, peace, communion within and contentment.
Chair yoga classes are held on a Chair, however, the muscles are still being lenghtened, breath controle is being practiced and the benefits are tremendous.
One can always do Yoga, as long one can sit on a chair.
Prenatal yoga classes can help keep your body fit, tone your muscles, strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, aid digestion, exercise the spinal column, relieves fatigue and tension and revitalise the internal organs whilst also alleviating pregnancy related nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.