Yoga is a science of self - diagnosis, healing, prevention, and maintenance of your body and soul. The great Rishis (sages) distinguish between Bahiranga Sadhana and Antaranga Sadhana. Bahiranga Sadhana is outer Yoga or spiritual practices designed to perfect the outer instruments of body and Prana (vital - energy). These are the ethical practices and the Yogasana and Pranayama exercises. Once the body is perfected and the Nadis or astral tubes are purified through Pranayama practices, the spiritual seeker attains fitness to start the inner Yoga or Antaranga Sadhana. This includes Pratyahara, Dharana, and Dhyana - sense abstraction, concentration, and meditation. The senses and the mind must be withdrawn from the sense objects and the mind must be focused on the God within. This is inner Yoga. The outer Yoga practices are to prepare the aspirant to gain fitness to practice this inner Yoga
Yoga is divine and positively addicting and a powerfully effective substitute for negative habits. Whether borne of inspiration, or by trial and error, yoga techniques substitute for the kinds of activities our pre - and early human ancestors must have done in the course of just living out their arboreal lives. The essence of yoga is to make the process as efficient and enjoyable as possible. In the beginning, it is therefore essential that you learn not only what the stretches are, but how to stretch! How to relax! How to breathe! Then you will really be ready to workout - safely! Realizing the progress made often inspires yogis to sing for joy in praise for such divine providence! So there you have it. YOGA! The original song and dance.
The seriousness of our times mandates that yoga be available to anyone mindful enough to try it. That is because the priceless everlasting present that yoga extends, enables all to thoroughly enjoy life, as the vital consequence (karma) of constructive involvement with our own physiology, each other, and the ecosystem. The "way" to create Ananda, yoga, generates the synergy that made civilization so much more attractive and successful than its alternative. Maintaining ones ability to love, instead of succumbing to hate or fear, is essential for optimal function of parasympathetic (healing & repair) mechanisms.
Yoga and Meditation
Mental and physical exercises meant to isolate the ego from the body and mind and so designed to hone your concentration, improve health and help attain peace of mind through eight stages of training:
1. Disciplined behaviour (yama)
2. Self purification (niyama)
3. Bodily postures such as the lotus position (asana)
4. Control of breathing (pranayama)
5. Control of the senses (pratyahara)
6. Fixing of the mind on a chosen object (dharana)
7. Meditation (dhyana) and
8. Samadhi - a state of being where you experience absolute tranquility and well being.
Through SP Holidays you get the masterful teaching lessons that give you a genuine experience of what yoga is all about. And tangible, clinically verifiable, beneficial results! And we want you to be completely satisfied in the most wholesome and profound way possible.