Jagadguru Kripalu Yoga
The science of yoga is one of the greatest treasures of Indian culture and tradition. The Garud Purana, one of the Vedic scriptures, explains:
Such a union take place when there is a collective development of various aspects of our personality: body, mind, intellect and soul. This requires the proper blending of spiritual and material sciences.
To this end, you may wish to explore Jagadguru Kripalu Yoga (JKY), a complete system of yoga that includes five Vedic disciplines for mind-management and great physical health:
- Radhey Shyam yoga asanas - physical postures practiced with the remembrance of God
- Radhey naam pranayama -- breathing exercises done with the name of God
- Subtle body relaxation -- the wonderful art of relaxation with constant and delightfully easy mental focus on the Divine pastimes of God
- Science of proper diet
These five disciplines are so powerful that by properly studying and practicing them, anyone can enhance his physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual health.
These sciences are not new -- they are described in the Vedas, and taught in varying degrees around the world.
The uniqueness of JKY's 5-part process is that emphasis is placed on the mind.
The mental aspect of yoga is combined with physical exercises and other affiliated activities.
The Panchadashi states:
If the mind is neglected in your yoga practice, then any science of yoga is only partially effective.
In fact, without controlling the mind, there can't be yoga. The Shrimad Bhagavatam states:
The Patanjali Yoga Darshana describes the eight steps of yoga (ashtanga yoga), of which yam and niyam, self-control and observances, come before the practice of postures or asanas. The niyams are five in number, among which surrender to God or "Ishvarapranidhana" is the most important. This surrender is the basis of true yoga practice.
Visit the Jagadguru Kripalu Yoga website for more information.