Šivananda jooga on iidsed joogaõpetused 

Yoga is breathing and moving
- Sri Guru from Bali

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Private classes, consultations

In a private class you’ll have the full attention of the instructor, focusing on the asanas/postures and practices that are necessary for physical and mental healing, increasing vitality. You’ll also receive useful information for your daily personal practice.

Choose from or combine asana practice, pranayama practice, personal meditation, inner journey or yoga nidra practice.

A private class is 1,5 to 2 hours and the fee is €30.

Vabastav hingamine avardab piire ja loob vabaduse nii füüsiliselt kui vaimselt

 

Sivananda yoga 

Sivananda yoga is an ancient, traditional and classical lineage of yoga teachings. The main accord is in purifying and opening the energy channels by practicing asanas and pranayama, combined with yogic lifestyle. The goal is to attain a higher level of consciousness, the extra effect is healing on the physical and mental plane, leading the practitioner into deep, constant, inner peace and joy.

Yoga is a lifestyle that has five main aspects:

  1. Proper exercise (asanad)
  2. Proper breathing (pranayama)
  3. Proper relaxation (savasana)
  4. Proper diet (vegetarian)
  5. Positive thinking and meditation (vedanta ja dhyana)

The body is a temple or vehicle for the soul. An automobile requires five things: a lubricating system, a battery, a cooling system, fuel and a responsible driver. Lets see that in relation to a human being.

Proper Exercise: acts as a lubricating routine to the joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other parts of the body by increasing circulation and flexibility.

Proper Breathing: aids the body in connecting to its battery, the solar plexus, where tremendous potential energy is stored. When tapped into through specific yoga breathing techniques (pranayama), this energy is released for physical and mental rejuvenation.

Proper relaxation: cools down the system, like the radiator of a car. When the body and mind are continually overworked, their efficiency diminishes. Relaxation is natures way of recharging the body.

Proper Diet: provides the correct fuel for the body. Optimum utilization of food, air, water and sunlight is essential for the body.

Positive thinking and meditation: puts you in control. The intellect is purified. The lower nature is brought under conscious control through steadiness and concentration of mind.

Proper exercise – asanas

Asanas are designed to develop not only the body: they also broaden the mental faculties and the spiritual capacities. Asanas cure the nervous system, nerves are guaranteed their supply of nutrients and oxygen. Asanas work on the internal machinery of the body, the glands and organs as well as the muscles. They effect the deeper and more subtle parts of the body. The internal organs receive massage and stimulation. The endocrine system (glands and hormones) is rejuvenated, helping to balance the emotions and improve one’s mental outlook on life. Hand in hand with the practice of yoga postures, we practice deep breathing and concentration of the mind.

Hatha yoga

Sivananda yoga is Hatha yoga. Kriyas (body purifying techniques), asanas (physical postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), mudras (hand symbols) and bandhas (body locks) are emphasized for the beginning students. By using these tehniques to gain control over the prana, one also gains control of the mind.

Hatha yoga is the practical approach to Raja yoga.

The four paths of yoga:

Raja yoga: This is the scientific step-by-step approach to yoga. The mind is analysed, systematically. Techniques are used to bring it under control and to achieve higher states of consciousness. Its practices can be divided into eight limbs:

  1. Yama – restraints: nonviolence, truthfulness, sublimation of the sexual energy, non-stealing, lack of jealousy, non-accepting of gifts or bribes.
  2. Niyama – observances: external and internal purity, contentment, austerity, study of religious scripture, worship of the Lord, surrender of the ego
  3. Asana – steady comfortable pose. For spiritual practice, as for any other, pursuit in life, a healthy and strong system is also essential. Steady mind presupposes steady body.
  4. Pranayama – control of the vital energy.
  5. Pratyahara – withdrawal of the senses from objects
  6. Dharana – concentration
  7. Dhyana – meditation, it cannot be taught, like sleeping can not be taught, it comes by itself like sleep. To still the mind and enter silence requires daily practice.
  8. Samadhi –super-concious state, enlightenment. Samadhi transcends all ordinary, sensory experience as well as time, space and causation. Samadhi represents the goal of all existence.

Karma yoga: The path of selfless service, the yoga of action. This path involves the dedication of all work as an offering to God, with no thought of personal reward. A karma yogi sees the Lord dwelling in all living beings. By renouncing the fruits of ones actions, the action becomes unselfish, then one’s heart is expanded, egoism destroyed and oneness realised. Karma yoga can be practiced at all times, under all conditions, home office, etc.

Bhakti yoga: Bhakti is the devotional approach of yoga and pure love. In this Kali Yuga, bhakti is seen as the surest, safest and easiest form of yoga to practice. The bhakta does not try to rid himself of emotions by sublimating them into devotion. The aspirant treading the bath of bhakti attempts to realize the truth by devotion to and love of God in a personalized form. Prayer, chanting, japa (repeating a mantra or name of God), hearing or telling stories of God and saints, ceremonies and rituals are the basic techniques of Bhakti.

Jnana yoga: The yoga of knowledge, the philosophical approach. One must be firmly grounded in the other disciplines before attempting Jnana yoga. Through the study of Vedanta philosophy the jnani tries to learn to discriminate between what is finite and therefore unreal, and the infinite. Vedanta maintains that liberation can be attained only through personal intuitive experience.


About Me
I took my first yoga class on 2007. Since then I have both self-taught and studied under various teachers of yoga, tantric secrets, rebirthing and holistic therapy, traveling to ashrams in Bali and the Bahamas to further my knowledge and deepen my understanding, with the aim of teaching and helping others. I have also practiced 5 rhythm dance, the Journey and numerous other meditation techniques. My daily practice now is a course in miracles.

I choose to gather information from various spiritual teachings, to see the deeper truth in all of them, so that I may grow to become an adviser for those who wish to walk the same path.

My own personal yoga path started with the practice of both Ashtanga yoga and Kundalini yoga, before I discovered the Bhairava Yoga School. From that point on I started to understand, by experience, the true nature of yoga, its healing effects and its feel and influence on more subtle levels.

At the end of 2011, I spent a life-changing time in the Kundalini-Tantra Yoga Ashram in Bali, where I grew to be a yoga teacher inside. I then undertook a teacher-training course in the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, in the Bahamas.

My wish is to connect people to their inner light and higher consciousness, through which deep inner peace and joy emerges.


Contact me
For more information please email pilletali@gmail.com, or follow on Facebook for the latest news on yoga classes and courses.