The Hatha Yoga Course aims to work on the 8 limbs of Yoga – Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana andSamadhi – in a holistic way, bringing up the ancient traditions of Yoga. Once Yoga is the art and the science of living, we will open the doors to this huge universe to put it in our daily small activities or actions: take it as a life style. The deal is to incorporate a system of behaviors to develop our individual aspects. We start our discipline with our physical body – through the Asanas – in order to have a healthy spine, muscles and joints – those massages work on our glandular and nervous systems weighting our body in another direction of hormones and psychological disorders; with the breathing techniques of Pranayama we will feel a direct effect on our brain and emotions freeing our mental and creativity energies in a path to build self-confidence, self-control, and self-stim; when we relax e we let the consciousness of our body go – throughPratyahara – we put our daily stress down and get higher levels of consciousness, concentration, and attention, meeting Dharana; then, with our sustained consciousness – Dhyana – becomes an important element to withdrawn the patterns of our mind and channel our mental creativity energy. Through the constancy of the practice we can experience Samadhi, the super consciousness state.
Nowadays, Yoga has being shown as a high beneficial practice to our health and is formed – at least in Western – by the Asanas’ practice. In this way, Yama, Niyama, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are kept in a secondary sphere, if they are. Then, this course is about to introduce people to this vast universe of Yoga – beyond the Asanas – in order to let them immerge in the living of this practice.
We will have weekly meeting of one hour and a half for our presential practice with the compromise of a small dedication in our days. This dedication is about simple practices and some reading recommendation to get deeper in Yoga: from 5-10 minutes up to 60 minutes daily depending on everyone´s availability to that. Here we will be in touch with the dead language of the borning region of Yoga: the Sanskrit.
This course is dedicated to those who have never being in a Yoga mat before, those who already practice, and those that feel the lack of a higher deep study in the 8 limbs of Yoga.