Yoga & Health

Yoga & Health courses include an extensive training with the following practices, specifically designed to restore physical health, vitality & hormonal balance.

YOGA & HEALTH COURSES based on the unique Pawanmuktasana Series & extended Yoga Nidra.

PAWANMUKTASANA SERIES

“This series lays a firm foundation for the perfection of yoga asanas. The practices open up all the major joints and relax the muscles of the body. In Sanskrit, the wordpawan means ‘wind’ or ‘prana’, mukta means ‘release’ and asana means ‘pose’. Therefore, pawanmuktasana means a group of asanas that remove any blockages preventing the free flow of energy in the body and the mind. These asanas promote total health, regulating and stabilizing the flow of energy in the body. Regular practice of Pawanmuktasana 1, 2 and 3 over a period of months brings about a profound relaxation and toning of the entire psycho-physiological structure which is necessary for the practice of advanced techniques (Swami Satyananda Saraswati 2008 Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India).

Pawanmuktasana Part 1 – Anti-Rheumatic Group

This group is excellent for loosening up the joints and is beneficial for those debilitated by rheumatism, arthritis, high blood pressure or heart problems. These asanasare particularly useful for eliminating energy blockages in the joints and for improving co-ordination, self-awareness and self-confidence.

Pawanmuktasana Part 2 – Digestive/Abdominal Group

This group of asanas strengthens the digestive system. These asanas are beneficial for people with indigestion, constipation, acidity, excess wind or gas, lack of appetite, diabetes, disorders of the male or female reproductive systems and varicose veins. They also eliminate energy blockages in the abdominal area. These practices are not suitable for people suffering from high blood pressure, serious heart conditions, and back conditions such as sciatica and slipped disc or soon after abdominal surgery.

Pawanmuktasana Part 3 – Shakti Bandha Asanas (Energy Bock Postures)

This group of asanas works to improve the energy flow within the body and break down neuro-muscular knots. These asanas also eliminate energy blockages in the spine, activate the heart and lungs, and improve the endocrine function. They are useful for those with stiff backs and are especially beneficial for menstrual problems and toning the pelvic organs and muscles. They can be practiced after pregnancy for toning flaccid muscles.”

from Swami Satyananda Saraswati 2008 Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha, Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar, India.