Gurudwara Yoga is formed by it’s founder Nazmi Gurudwara, by eclectically combining his experiences with Sivananda, Integral and Yin Yoga styles within Hatha Yoga system which he learned during his own spiritual journey. It is developed as very smooth, fluent, clear and deep method and it help the students to make changes for whatever they want in their life and to know themselves...
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The aim of Hatha Yoga is to bring balance to our physical, mental and spiritual living as such in other yoga types. By this means, you can get fitter and keep fit for a longer time. The conception of living a healthier life by taking care of our body, which is ‘a vehicle given to us’, lies behing it. This is why Hatha Yoga is formed mostly f physical studies and aims practising it by concentrating on physical stances and breathing exercises. It helps us to gain control over body by relaxation techniques and devotion.
Here, ‘Ha’ means the sun, ‘tha’ means the moon.
It is founded by Swami Vişnu Devananda, one of Swami Svananda’s students, by remaining faithful to his ism: “serve, love, give, clarify, meditate, realize” in 1957. Sivananda’s aim was to piece together the branches of millenarian yoga discipline and form a holistic yoga understanding. Herewith, in approximately 60 Sivananda Ashram and Yoga Center all around the world; Raja, Karma, Bhakti and Jnana yoga find place as complementary to each other. 5 basic principles, which are Yoga Poses, Breath, Meditation, Relaxation, True-Nutrition are cared individually. The structure of Basic Sivananda Yoga is a holistic practice based on a particular series. In lessons, the start up relaxation is followed by breathing exercises. After that, with Surya Namaskar series, while the body warms up, it becomes coordinated with breath. The sequence of asanas in a particular order constitute the main part of the lesson. The study is completed with inculcationed deep relaxation.
Integral Yoga is a system of Yoga that synthesizes six branches of classical Yoga philosophy and practice: Hatha, Raja, Bhakti, Karma, Jnana, and Japa Yoga. It was brought to the West from India by Sri Swami Satchidananda Saraswati.
Its aim is to integrate body, mind, and spirit by combining physical practices and philosophical approaches to life in order to develop the physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of individuals.
The system includes the practices of asana, pranayama, and meditation as a way to develop physical and mental stillness in order to access inner peace and joy, which Swami Satchidananda believed was a person's true nature.
It also encourages practitioners to live service-oriented lives.
Integral Yoga is also based on interfaith understanding.
Swami Satchidananda taught that all religions share essential universal principles and encouraged Integral Yogis to respect and honor the unity in diversity, summarized by his motto, "Truth is one, paths are many.”
It is not a religion, but a combination of teachings that form the foundation of spiritual practice.
Its branches are not hierarchical in nature; practitioners can find a combination of practices that suits their individual needs.
Yin yoga is a deep and silent practice that provides deep physical and mental relaxation and is done on the floor, not by acting too much or constantly changing poses, but by using very little muscle strength and holding a pose for a long time. Especially suitable for extremely active lifestyles.
If you need to calm down, relax and increase your energy, if you feel exhausted or snapless Yin Yoga is just for you.
In Yin Yoga, we work on joints and ligaments rather than muscles. There are channels (meridians) providing the energy flow inside the connective tissues that carry all the weight and pressure of the body. With the movements of Yin Yoga, ‘Prana’ –the life energy- moves joints and deep ligaments, thus supplies more blood and energy flow to these sites. By this means, the energy obsructions on Meridians reopen and Prana reaches the nervous system easier. Thereby, we become more tranquil, calm and peaceful.
PRENATAL / POSTNATAL YOGA
You can benefit from yoga to reduce backache, low back pain and cramps that may result from changes in body’s center of gravity during pregnancy.
Stretching of hips, pelvis and chest, strengthening of arms and legs, regulation of blood circulation are some examples to benefits of Prenatal Yoga.
Body and mind integrity, breathing exercises moves away anxiety and prepares expectant mothers for the exciting moment of birth and for motherhood, with a blissful awareness.
You may feel the affects of Prenatal Yoga even from the first training.
Pregnancy is a special period of time that women are in deep contact with their feelings and bodies.
During pregnancy, there is a constant change of body and mood. Lots of women perceive this period of time as a ‘waiting period’ full of uncertainty and insecurity.
In fact, it is possible that, pregnancy and delivery to become a fine experience for expectant mother, thereby for fetus.
Actually, this period is a golden opportunity for women to know themselves and to grow mature.
We recommend prenatal yoga to realize, bear and embrace the physical and psychological changes occuring rapidly and to feel comfortable with these changes.
What about after delivery?
You should go on taking care of your body while enjoying motherhood and help your body to narrow the joint spacing that widened while giving birth. Right after delivery, you can renew yourself in a very short time with Postnatal Yoga.
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