“The Yoga shall be given back to men,
The sects shall cease, the grim debates die out,
And Atheism perish from the earth
Blasted with knowledge, love and brotherhood
And wisdom repossess Sri Krishna’s world.”
Yoga, or Yog is pronounced as in ‘rogue’ and not as in ‘toga’.
The ancient scriptures, with Vedas dating back to 1700 BC, were in Sanskrit language. It is written in the script of Devanagari which literally means – ‘Divine Abode’ (Autobiography of a Yogi). The script is unicameral i.e. there is one set of alphabets like Hebrew. Originally, Latin was like that too. Hence there is no redundant confusion of interpretations of ‘yoga with capital Y’ vs. small as some Western authors have conjectured.
Yoga, in its preliminary steps can be considered as a set of physical exercises, the Hatha Yoga. Next layer is that fluid movements. Appropriate breathing improves it further. Right chanting completes this basic level. However, this is only an interim step. Not thinking anything or at least thinking only one thing (eg., breathing regimen) brings it a step closer to meditation.
The word Yoga means fusion or Yoke.
In real terms, all life is Yoga.
At AZIMVTH Ashram, strong emphasis is laid on customisation and improvisation for each learner.
Following different activities are conducted –
Twice Daily, at Hours of Gods –
- Sun Salutatioines Yoga (Surya Namaskara)
- Breathing Yoga (Pranayama)
- Om Chanting Yoga (Udgita)
- Meditation (Dhyan)
- Sacred Alphabets
Once a Day –
- Spiritual Hymns (Sankirtan)
- Spiritual Discourse (Pravachana)
- Spiritual Discussion (Satsang)
- Supporting Individual Participant Specific Project(s)
Once in 3 Days –
- Divine Herbs-Medicine Counselling (Ayurveda)
Once a Week, Participant Specific –
- Day Long Guided & Curated Field Visit
- Half-day Long Guided & Curated Field Visit
- Feedback Session
Once a Month –
- Astrology discussion specific to an artist
Need Driven –
- Life Coaching
- Plan for future
Remote / Internet Based Ongoing Support
The Yoga of No-Moon-Night
During 2019, 03 June is the Amavasya or No-Moon-Night. 04 June is the New Moon when the new month starts. Yoginis and Yogis, on a No-Moon-Night, can do a special meditation – Jyoti Tratak Sadhna. Although having origins in Tantric path, that has similarities with occult traditions like Kabbalah, Tratak is widely accepted as a Kriya in mainstream Yoga practice. More information is here.
The Finishing School of Yoga
For information on the week long finishing course ‘My Yoga Intensive: Unanswered Questions of Yogi (ni) s’ please see here.