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Yoga

Yoga is a path to health, harmony, and freedom.

Yoga is a path to health, harmony, and freedom. Yoga and Ayurveda form a complete and integrated approach to attain optimum health, vitality, longevity, mental peace and spiritual awakening. 

 

Sadhana is practice, and we present Dhyana (meditation), Yoga and Ayurveda as a personal practice. It requires discipline and the willingness to change and grow. A disciplined student will put effort, determination, love, and kindness into a well-being and personal transformation. 

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PATANJALI’S YOGA PRINCIPLES

Dhyana is the fruit of a beautiful process that has provided the foundation for a peaceful and quiet mind to unfold.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras describe this beautiful process towards liberation in the eight limbs of yoga. Starting with the Yamas and Niyamas as the Dharmic and ethical foundation of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Their principles describe the yogic lifestyle and spiritual philosophy to establish a personal yogic practice. 
This practice is not to be limited between the perimeter of a yoga mat, but a practice that moves beyond the limitations of the physical body. 
This is the foundation for a deeper inner journey towards the absorption or union of the individual soul with the Supreme Consciousness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the principles that support my practice and which I share during my teaching. 
This practice ultimately becomes intrinsically natural in my daily life. This practice became my life style.
In this way, we move from practicing yoga to become yoga.
I hope that this site and my posts in the different social media can serve you like tools that support your own practice.

Enjoy the Journey.
With love and gratitude.
Namaste.
Diana

 

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Yamas

They provide principles for social behavior
ahymsa (non-violence),  satya(truthfulness)
brahmacharya (control of sexual energy)
asteya (non-stealing)
anabhinivesha (non-clinging).

Dhyana

Is the fruit of a beautiful process that has provided the foundation for a peaceful and quiet mind to unfold.

Dhi or Dhya means to inquire, deep examination, contemplation or reflection. 
 

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Asanas

Asanas have benefits for the whole being. At the level of the mind, the physical body and the spiritual body. Asanas can prepare the being to seat in harmony and stillness to welcome the unfolding of Dhyana or meditation.

Dharana

Consist of the right attention of the mind. Wherever our mind goes, the energy or Prana goes. Therefore, the importance of holding one’s attention is not enough, but the ability to hold the right attention of mind.

Samadhi

Absorption in higher awareness. Deep and unshakable peace or bliss. Yoga as union is Samadhi.
It is the state where you feel One with the Absolute.

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Pratyahara

Is known as the withdraw of the senses or control of the senses.
Life unfolds as an ever-present pulsation of energies which vibrations act as a stimulus for our senses. Our senses carry the ability to bring the information from the outer world into our inner word. This information or energies carried by the senses that feed our inner self, mind, and consciousness. Without the ability to control our senses, we will become slaves that please the desires of our senses.

Pranayama

The ability to control and expand Prana, the life force, the force that is behind the breath, that sustains not only the breath but that provide life. Pranayama is the practice of deepening and expanding Prana until it reaches a condition of peace. This harmonious and peaceful Prana, therefore, fuels and sustains the senses and emotions which ultimately nurtures the mind.

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Niyamas

As principles for personal behavior.

santosha (contentment)
shaucha(purity)
svadhyaya (self-study)
tapas (self-discipline)
Ishvara pranidhana(surrender to God).

These principles should be taken into consideration at the time of moving forward into the next step, the practice of asanas.