- What is Yoga?
Yoga literally means “union” or “to yoke” our everyday selves with our highest most divine selves. Yoga is a powerful tool that teaches us how to live a life of balance, peace, harmony, strength and flexibility on all levels. A disciplined practice of yoga has the transformational benefits of deepening our connection to the body, mind and spirit, supporting us in living and loving long, vibrant, happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. It is a mind and body practice. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. It is an ancient practice that originated in India and involves movement, meditation, and breathing techniques to promote mental and physical well-being.
- The “Goal” of Yoga:
The “goal” of yoga is to align to the universal consciousness in order to experience joy, freedom and the stillness of full consciousness. Alignment is related to mind and body and refers to how various parts of us are integrated and interconnected. The world is what think and believe it to be. It is subjective in essence - a projection of what we feel it is, based on past experiences and conditions. What we see in others is what we have inside, like a mirror that is only projecting what is inside. We have the potential, using conscious intentions, thoughts and words, to co-create the life we want, to go beyond our limitations and fears, to surrender and open, to choose the type of person we want to be, to flow with the divine grace, to see the beauty in and all around us.
- Progress on this “Royal Path "
Transformation is a reflection of our willingness to connect, to let go, to aspire to realize ourselves.
Instead of measuring success in practising a yoga posture by how far we go, we can ask how present we are in each moment. How aware are we of the movement of our breath, the sensations in our body, and the thoughts that pass through us? Instead of judging the correctness of a yoga posture by how we look, we can inquire what positioning makes us feel most integrated. Instead of, "How many hours did I spend meditating today, " we can ask, "How did I live my practice in every moment of the day?"
- Kinds of Yoga practised:
- Hatha Yoga
- Pilate Yoga
- Face yoga
- Chair Yoga
- Power Yoga
- Vinyasa Flow
- Sun & Moon Salutation
- Therapeutic Yoga
- Shat Kriyas
- Yoga with prop
- Restorative Yoga
- Meditation & Yog Nidra
- Stretches & Warm-ups
- Wall Stretches
- Every Session includes:
- Opening Prayer
- Warm-ups &Stretches
- Surya Namaskar with variations
- Prone Exercise
- Supine Exercise
- Mediation /Yog Nidra and many more
- Closing Prayer
- The approach of each session:
The practices I share are educational, engaging and appropriate for all levels, and are designed to help strengthen and deepen connections between nature, body, heart & mind. My aim is to provide you with high quality, safe, balanced, playful instruction of yoga asana, pranayama (breath control techniques), meditation, philosophy, relaxation and above all peace with oneself. I want to help you step into the fullness and beauty of your life and visions, to refine your personal practice, and help you discover ways of maintaining balance in every facet of your life.
Every session invites you to be conscious and mindful in your actions, taking advantage of the time to really honour and listen to your body’s messages.
Note: Every day the sessions/sequence are designed differently to add new challenges and excitement.
Ms Shilpi Agarwal
- Internationally Certified Yoga Instructor
- Internationally Certified Pre & Post Natal yoga instructor
- Certified Therapeutic Yoga Instructor