Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

By Sharon Gannon, David Life

The long-awaited, complete consultant to the preferred, full of life American approach to yoga that's deeply rooted in old knowledge and scriptures

“In this point in time of wellbeing and fitness and health tendencies, it truly is assuring to understand that Sharon and David inspire their scholars to attract idea from the classical texts of Yoga and undying scriptural resources. What I have fun with loads approximately David and Sharon is how they assist their Yoga scholars to appreciate and have fun with the knowledge of the entire nice saints and jivamuktas who've contributed to elevating recognition. eventually, it's Self-Realization, that's the actual target of Yoga.”
–SRI SWAMI SATCHIDANANDA

Creators of the very hot Jivamukti Yoga strategy and cofounders of the recent York urban studios the place it really is taught, Sharon Gannon and David lifestyles current their distinct sort of yoga for the 1st time in ebook shape. As they clarify their intensely actual and non secular procedure of flowing postures, they supply inspiring specialist guideline to steer you on your practice.

Unlike many books approximately yoga, Jivamukti Yoga focuses not just at the actual postures but in addition on how they evolved–the origins of the practices in yoga’s historical sacred texts and five-thousand-year-old traditions–the psychotherapeutic advantages that accrue with a gentle perform, and the religious energy that's let out while strength flows through the brain and physique. Jivamukti Yoga, this means that “soul liberation,” courses your physique and soul into non secular freedom, actual power, peace of brain, larger health and wellbeing, and Self-realization–the final target of any perform. Gannon and lifestyles assist you comprehend all of the practices that contain the yoga route to enlightenment:
AHIMSA–The manner of Compassion: determining nonviolence, respecting all lifestyles, training vegetarianism, dwelling freed from prejudice
ASANA–The method of Connection to the Earth: postures and sequences, respiring, reworking power, figuring out the bandhas
KARMA–The method of Action: growing solid karma, giving thanks
NADAM–The method of Sacred Music: appreciating the sacred sounds of yoga
MEDITATION–The method of the Witness: find out how to sit down nonetheless and stream inward
BHAKTI–The method of Devotion to God: residing with love, grace, and peace

Whatever yoga you perform, Jivamukti Yoga may also help you to reinforce and deepen that perform and lead you onto a direction of non secular readability and self-discovery.

“If there's just one ebook you examine the perform of Yoga, this could be the only. Sharon and David are deeply committed scholars and lecturers of Yoga who've the infrequent skill to translate their profound knowing to the reader. This e-book is for a person who needs to discover transformation via Yoga. I’m thankful for his or her paintings and teaching.”
–STEPHAN RECHTSCHAFFEN, MD
Co-founder & CEO, Omega Institute

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A few “brands” of yoga are according to breaking up a number of the yoga practices, reminiscent of asana (postures) and pranayama (breath restriction), and learning them separately. this may aid the start practitioner construct a valid origin. but when our practices are just deconstructed, how will the becoming a member of of the mortal and finite small self to the everlasting and limitless Self that's the actual objective of yoga occur? Jivamukti Yoga is our model identify, yet our process isn't really in response to deconstructing the yoga practices.

Your critiques should be legitimate and will, if asked, support your daughter make judgements referring to her destiny karma with him. yet don't enable sadness to steer your activities. Come right into a nation of happiness first, after which act hence. Your daughter might be likely to listen your evaluations in the event that they are provided with no anger and insult. it is a radical method. yet as yogis, we're keen to attempt a brand new procedure and notice if it generates psychological readability and peace. actions that generate sturdy karma: reputation Giving thank you Forgiveness Rejoicing in others’ solid deeds Being chuffed whilst others are chuffed by way of cultivation of emotions of friendship and fellowship towards those people who are chuffed, by means of nice compassion and love towards those people who are unsatisfied and discomfort, via pleasure and leisure towards those who find themselves meritorious and virtuous, by way of neutrality and indifference towards people who find themselves demeritorious and evil-natured, a yogin may still reach undisturbed peace and happiness of mindstuff, chittam.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika: mild on Hatha Yoga, remark through Bihar university of Yoga, 2d ed. (Munger, Bihar, India: Bihar tuition of Yoga, 1993), p. 584. 7. Plato’s Republic, translated with an creation by means of Desmond Lee, second ed. (London: Penguin Books, 1974). eight. Alan Watts, lectures, Upsala university, broadcast on Upsala collage radio. nine. Hatha Yoga Pradipika: mild on Hatha Yoga, translated by means of Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati (Gana Darshan Munger, Bihar, India: Sri G. ok. Kejriwal Honorary Secretary, Bihar college of Yoga, 1993), p.

Jivamuktiyoga. com, 1998. urged Listening SPOKEN note: CASSETTES AND CDS Moon over Morocco, audio drama by means of Tom Lopez, ZBS Productions, 174 N. River highway, citadel Edwards, manhattan 12828. ZBS@global2000. web. The Fourth Tower of Inverness, audio drama by way of Tom Lopez, ZBS Productions, 174 N. River highway, fortress Edwards, long island 12828. ZBS@global2000. internet. 4 one-hour Jivamukti Yoga periods with Sharon Gannon and David existence, produced by way of Jivamukti Yoga, 1997: Intermediate/Advanced, track via Bhagavan Das, suggested by means of David existence.

And prefer deep sleep, asana perform is particularly clean. it could actually even be very not easy since it places us correct up opposed to our barriers. so much people stubbornly carry directly to self-centered strategies, thinking about I, me, and mine. The tension that we believe in the course of asana perform is the mind’s response to a fake id with the trouble of shape. humans can react very strongly while feeling their obstacles. In asana perform, a few scholars give way to the ground in sobbing tons and quit; others develop into enraged and strength their well past their obstacles, injuring themselves; nonetheless others cower in worry and not do make peace with hassle simply because they don’t permit themselves to get close to it.

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