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Yôga

Yôga is any strictly practical methodology leading to Samádhi.  Yôga is the Path, it is a practical discovery leading to knowledge; it is the road to change and also preparation for that change, which with time gathers momentum.  Profound changes will arise in attitude, beliefs, values and aspirations leading to a re-orientation of life and the Birth of a new level of conscience.  The only way to achieve this unshakable understanding of truth is to discover and therefore practise.

Samádhi is a state of hyper conscience and self-knowledge only attainable through Yôga.

Swásthya Yôga – is based on the ancient source of

DAKSHINACHARATANTRIKA-NIRÍSHWARA-SÁMKHYA YÔGA

Systemized by Mestre DeRose the classes are complete and integral comprising of eight parts the Adi Astanga Sadhana.

Mudra 

Pujá 

Mantra 

Pránáyáma 

Kriya 

Asana 

Yoganidra 

Dhárana, dhyána 

The Adi Ashtanga sadhana has general rules to its practise. It uses enchained sequences without repetition and following the laws of attraction, will appeal to certain persons suited to this form of practise.

Following my inner guidance puts me in sync with the universe.
I become physically healthier and more vital.
Mentally clearer and more relaxed.
emotionally stable and spiritually fulfilled.

Mudrá are the many beautiful shapes that can be formed by the hands, creating specific symbols. They are gestures with a neuroreflexological effect, inducing a certain state of mind important to the practice of Yôga.

Shiva Mudrá – Mythological creator of Yôga – which aides learning.
Pronam Mudrá – The position used in prayer – which induces a sense of calm.
Padma Mudrá – Lotus – symbolises the flowering of consciousness.
Trimuti Mudrá – The Triad – symbolises the three Gunas.
Garuda Mudrá – The eagle – symbolises freedom.

 

Mudrás can be practised sitting (either cross legged or in a chair), lying down, standing or walking.
Simply relax and concentrate on your hands, as if they were the only part of your body that exists.
Breathe into your hands and observe.. there are many many Mudrá.  With her hands the Indian dancer reveals the Life of the Universe; In Swasthya Yôga I have been shown 108.
There are also many beautiful books on Mudrá, I would recommend Yoga in your Hands by Gertrude Hirsch.