By incorporating wide variety of yogic tools and techniques we can heal the body calm the mind, harmonize the pranas, bring union between head, heart and hands in order to live happy and harmonious life, fulfill the full potential which is given to us.
CLASSICAL YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASSES:
17:30 - 18:45
Joga Centrum BRONOWICE
Armii Krajowej 16 street, Newton building, ground floor, Cracow
closes bus stop 'Przybyszewskiego'
MORE ABOUT THE CLASSES
During the classes we use the whole range of practices - comprehensive yoga system incorporating classical yoga approach. We go from gross to more subtle, refined stages of awarness. Aim of the classes; especially in asanas – developing awarness, learning not to force nor strain the body, but rather observing it and accepting, by doing your best.
We do not only focus on the physical aspects, rather incorporate holistic, integral approach to yoga system, so during the classes we will use:
- asanas to harmonize and build a bridge between body and mind, and release blockages of vital energy (prana) in both body and mind
- pranayamas - simple techniques which uses the breath in order to expand vital energy (prana)
- mudras to channelize and redirect the flow of pranic energy
- mantras to transcend and purify limitations of the mind
- meditation to purify and focus dissipated mind
- deep relaxation in shavasana (elements of Yoga Nidra) for physical, mental, emotional relaxation
By incorporating wide variety of yogic tools and techniques we can heal the body calm the mind , harmonize the pranas, bring union between head, heart and hands in order to live happy and harmonious life, fulfill the full potential which is given to us.
Both beginners and longer-term practitioners are most welcome to attend the classes.
PRACTICES DURING THE CLASSES WILL BE AS FOLLOW:
When the rishis discovered the science of hatha yoga, they did not have yoga therapy in mind. Although yoga has proved to be very effective in the treatment of many impossible and incurable diseases, I consider the therapeutic effect of yoga as a by product and incidental. The main objective of hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interacting activities and processes of the pranic and mental force. When this balance is created, the impulses generated give a call of awakening to sushumna nadi - the central force which is responsible for illumining the higher centres of human consciousness. So the real purpose of hatha yoga is not to build the body or improve the health, but to energise and awaken the higher centres responsible for the evolution of human consciousness. If hatha yoga is not used for this purpose then its true objective is lost."- Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati (Yoga Magazine, March 1980)
WHO IS TEACHING THE CLASSES?
Anja has been practicing yoga and meditation regularly for 11 years, and since 2013 has been teaching yoga classes and organizing yoga courses and workshops. Coming across Satyananda/Bihar Yoga system, by wordly acknowleged yoga books publications, she knew that was it. She completed a 3-year in-depth process of Yogic Studies at Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe with certificates of merit. Also travelled twice to North India, with one longer stay at Bihar Yogashram and plans to go there again. Naturally so, she is a yoga teacher who now uses Satyananda/Bihar Yoga system which is a classical yoga. For Anja yoga is a spiritual practice which expands awarness and not merely a physicall exercise. Her mission is to share classical yoga approach to people nowadays by classes/workshops plus progressive, digital means, so she establised a blog, where she can share the vast knowledge of yoga by recording guided relaxations and meditations Yoga Nidras, and writing about yoga. Anja also studied cultural anthropology at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She is a teacher with Yoga Alliance certificate.