Practicing Yoga postures together with a partner brings refinement, beauty and strength to the relationship, uplifting our souls. It can open us up to the possibility of deep genuine communication within the couple, enhancing the intimacy, trust and connection between the partners. It is an especially wonderful opportunity for lovers to reach superior levels of harmony in their relationship. The heart of this practice is love.
The Sanskrit word “karma” means “action.” Every action or thought brings about a reaction. In the yoga Tradition, karma has a much deeper meaning, related to the Western idea of Destiny or Fate. From this perspective, karma is the accumulation of our past actions. The character of a man, his moral or mental status, his “talents”, his “likes” and “dislikes”, are all determined by his samskara-s (subconscious imprints), which are the product of his karma (past actions). These samskaras transmigrate from incarnation to incarnation, and are never lost.
Hatha yoga offers much more than simple gymnastic exercises which aim only at creating better flexibility & health for the physical body. When Hatha Yoga is approached as traditionally taught by the Tantric tradition (where the universal principles of correspondence and resonance are applied) the asanas (postures) actually represent very accurate and complex procedures of accumulating certain types of energy at specific levels of our being, allowing you to completely open towards the Universe and gain total access to the energetic environment.
In Sanskrit Ha means Sun, and Tha means Moon. The literal translation of hatha yoga is the Union of the Sun & the Moon. The sun designates the masculine, active, emissive principle, while the Moon corresponds to the feminine, passive, receptive aspect. Hatha represents a fundamental principle law of the entire universe, that of the constant interaction between two forces of opposite directions that are nevertheless complementary – a masculine, solar, Yang aspect & a feminine, lunar, Yin aspect.
We all want true and lasting happiness. Happiness is an inner state of full, profound, absolute satisfaction and contentedness that is above all characterized by its plenitude and stability. We find this happiness in many ways, depending on the level of spiritual development we have attained at any given time.
The Integral Yoga is an intelligent combination of various traditional methods used for the harmonious development of one’s entire being in all its aspects: physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
Yoga is what we traditionally call “the knowledge of liberation”. We all seek, consciously or not, to rise above the limited notion of what we are, or more exactly, above what we usually think we are. We all desire to know ourselves, at least to some extent. Yoga offers a path for deep introspection with the goal as Truth. Genuine YOGA implies confrontation with the fascinating mysteries regarding the nature of our microcosmic self. It deals with the eternal questions of life: Where do I come from? What is the purpose of my life? What is going to happen to me after I die? Who am I?